TruGenomix Health is the brainchild of two veterans with a passion for medical research and a desire to help their fellow service members and veterans. Yusuf Henriques served as a Combat Medic in the U.S. Army. When his military career was cut short due to service related injuries, he returned to school to earn a bachelor’s degree in biology/chemistry and began a successful career in the healthcare industry. Charles Cathlin, an Air Force Academy graduate, served as a Bio-environmental Engineer. After his stint in the Air Force, he joined the Public Health Service and completed twenty-three years in uniform. The two met in 2006 as scientific reviewers in the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health and bonded over a shared desire to improve medical treatment for veterans and entrepreneurs’ frustration at the pace of innovation. Rounding out the TruGenomix team is Dr. Tshaka Cunningham, who has a Ph.D. in molecular biology and previously worked at the VA headquarters overseeing a large neurodegenerative disease research program. Due to their shared vision, passion and commitment to protecting the public health, they combined their more than six decades of military, medical and federal research and development experience to form TruGenomix Health, in 2017.
TruGenomix Health is rooted in the team's devotion to support our nation's warfighters and veterans. As a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business, the mission of TruGenomix Health is to provide solutions that improve the lives, health and future of our military, civilians, veterans and their families.