Emily Boja, Ph.D.

Health Science Administrator

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Dr. Emily Boja serves as a Health Science Administrator in the Office of Data Sharing (ODS) at NCI. In her role, she provides programmatic support for the Childhood Cancer Data Initiative and contributes to the development and implementation of data sharing policies. Dr. Boja brings to ODS a strong track record of scientific expertise in omics, structural and systems biology, and program management.

Dr. Boja started her 20+ year career at NIH as a staff scientist at the Laboratory of Biophysical Chemistry and Laboratory of Cardiac Energetics, National Heart Lung & Blood Institute, and later as a program director at NCI’s Office of Cancer Clinical Proteomics Research. There she managed large-scale cancer proteogenomic studies of the Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) program and the International Cancer Proteogenome Consortium (ICPC), pledging to publicly share proteogenomic data. This work earned her NCI’s Award of Merit for International Partnerships for the Cancer MoonshotSM Initiative in 2017. Subsequently, she became a senior scientist in the Office of Health Informatics at the Food & Drug Administration. Here she led community-building, crowdsourced competitions, and training projects for the precisionFDA Initiative. These efforts focused on data sharing and analyses of next-gen sequencing and multi-omics, using benchmarks and standards to inform regulatory science for precision medicine

Dr. Boja received her doctorate in biochemistry and molecular biology from the Medical College of Virginia and has authored over 70 peer-reviewed manuscripts.


  • Childhood Cancer Data Initiative (CCDI)