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The Children's Research Institute

Research Profile

Education & Training

  • Child Neurology Fellowship, Division of Neurology, Children’s National Hospital, Washington, DC (2017-2020) 
  • Pediatric Residency Program, Children’s National Hospital, Washington, DC (2016-2017)
  • Internship, Pediatric Residency Program, Children’s National Hospital, Washington, DC (2015-2016) 
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.), Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing, MI, (2015)
  • Ph.D., Michigan State University College of Natural Science, East Lansing, MI, (2015)
  • M.S., Kean University, Union, NJ, (2007)
  • B.S., Kean University, Union, NJ, (2005)

Academic Appointments

  • Research Lecturer of Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Biography

Dr. Kousa completed the Physician-Scientist Training Program at Michigan State University, and conducted his thesis research on the genetics and genomics of craniofacial defects, identifying mechanisms for common and rare risk factors in both familial and isolated orofacial clefting. He has elucidated shared genes and regulatory networks in orofacial clefting and neural tube defects. Dr. Kousa leads the Zika Genetics Consortium, which now includes 19 nationally and international recognized experts representing essential biomedical fields to study the Zika virus pandemic.

Learn more about the Zika Genetics Consortium

Research & Publications