Joseph Vockley, PhD

Joseph Vockley, PhD

Deputy Director, Institute for Future Health and 
Complex Adaptive Systems (ASU)
(480) 727-5865

Dr. Joseph Vockley joined the Arizona State University as Deputy Director of the Institute for Future Health (IFH) in August 2020. This newly formed Institute is tasked with merging novel telemedicine, wireless sensing, large-scale data and advanced analytic technologies into a seamless system to augment predictive and preventive medicine. 

Prior to joining ASU, he was President and Executive Director of the International Space Station National Laboratory where he oversaw the planning and execution of non-mission critical research on the International Space Station. 

From 2010 until 2016, he was the Chief Scientific Officer and Chief Operations Officer of the Inova Translational Medicine Institute overseeing clinical and research programs in the genomics of pre-term birth, ancestral genomic medicine and the identification of rare diseases in the NICU by whole genome sequence analysis.

While at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Dr. Vockley was the Director of the TCGA (The Cancer Genome Atlas) Program Office. He served as Co-Director of ‘The Cancer Genome Atlas’ project, the largest cancer genome sequencing project in the history of the NCI. While at the NCI he was a member of the NCI Director’s Senior Advisory Panel, the NIH Committee on Synthetic Genomics, the NIH Sequencing Technology Panel, the NCI IT Security Working Group, the ICGC Technology Development Committee and was Co-Leader of the ICGC Executive Committee. 

Prior to his work at the NCI, Dr. Vockley was Director of Laboratory and Bioinformatic Operations for a division of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). During his tenure, he developed laboratory and bioinformatic methods to identify emerging threat micro-organisms under contract to the US Government. Past positions include VP of Genomic Research at GeneLogic, Inc, Director of Genomics at OncorMed Inc., and senior scientist at SmithKline Pharmaceuticals. 

He has published in the fields of clinical genetics and genomics, cancer genomics, ancestral genomics and bioinformatics and is a reviewer for numerous scientific journals. In addition, Dr. Vockley is inventor on a variety of patents in the fields of genetics, genomics, and large-scale data analytics.