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The Family Health History Group connects stakeholders, researchers and thought leaders to share learning, understand barriers in depth, and discuss issues and potential solutions related to the collection of family health history information.

Multi-disciplinary, volunteer members come from government, industry, health care, research, advocacy and policy backgrounds, and represent many countries. Members meet regularly by teleconference.

For more information, please email donna.messersmith@nih.gov.

Members

Members involved in the preparation of the manuscript “Family Health History: Achievable Strategies to Reduce Implementation Gaps” include:

Lei-Shih (Lace) Chen, Ph.D., P.T., CHW, MCHES®
Associate Professor
Director, Health Promotion and Genomics Lab
Department of Health and Kinesiology
Texas A&M University

Megan Doerr, M.S., LGC
Principal Scientist
Sage Bionetworks

Anne Ersig, Ph.D., R.N.
Assistant Professor
School of Nursing
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Megan Frone, M.S., CGC
Genetic Counselor
Clinical Genetics Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
National Cancer Institute

Ridgely Fisk Green, Ph.D., M.M.Sc.
Contractor, Carter Consulting, Inc.
Office of Genomics and Precision Public Health
Center of Disease Control and Prevention

Scott Hebbring, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Center for Precision Medicine Research
Marshfield Clinic Research Institute

Sula Hood, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health
Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

Isa Houwink (E.J.F.), M.D., Ph.D.
General Practitioner/Family Physician and Associate Professor
Dept. of Public Health and Primary Care
Leiden University Medical Center

Kimberly Jacoby Morris, Ph.D.
Education Specialist
National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institutes of Health

Muin Khoury, M.D., Ph.D.
Director
Office of Genomics and Precision Public Health
Center of Disease Control and Prevention

Christopher Steven Marcum, Ph.D.
Genomic Program Administrator
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Donna Messersmith, Ph.D.
Provider Education Specialist
National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institutes of Health

Lori A. Orlando, M.D., M.H.S., M.M.Ci.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director Program in Precision Medicine
Duke University

Nadeem Qureshi, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Primary Care
School of Medicine Global Engagement Lead (Research & Knowledge Exchange)
NIHR School of Primary Care Research
University of Nottingham

Nirupama Nini Shridhar, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Genetic Services Specialist
Washington State Department of Health

Haocen Wang, Ph.D.
Department of Health and Kinesiology
Texas A&M University

Brandon Welch, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Medical University of South Carolina

Robert Wildin, M.D.
Associate Professor
Departments of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine (Genomic Medicine) and Pediatrics (Genetics)
University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine

Grant M. Wood
Senior IT Strategist
Clinical Genetics Institute
Intermountain Healthcare

  • Members

    Members involved in the preparation of the manuscript “Family Health History: Achievable Strategies to Reduce Implementation Gaps” include:

    Lei-Shih (Lace) Chen, Ph.D., P.T., CHW, MCHES®
    Associate Professor
    Director, Health Promotion and Genomics Lab
    Department of Health and Kinesiology
    Texas A&M University

    Megan Doerr, M.S., LGC
    Principal Scientist
    Sage Bionetworks

    Anne Ersig, Ph.D., R.N.
    Assistant Professor
    School of Nursing
    University of Wisconsin - Madison

    Megan Frone, M.S., CGC
    Genetic Counselor
    Clinical Genetics Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
    National Cancer Institute

    Ridgely Fisk Green, Ph.D., M.M.Sc.
    Contractor, Carter Consulting, Inc.
    Office of Genomics and Precision Public Health
    Center of Disease Control and Prevention

    Scott Hebbring, Ph.D.
    Research Scientist
    Center for Precision Medicine Research
    Marshfield Clinic Research Institute

    Sula Hood, Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
    Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health
    Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

    Isa Houwink (E.J.F.), M.D., Ph.D.
    General Practitioner/Family Physician and Associate Professor
    Dept. of Public Health and Primary Care
    Leiden University Medical Center

    Kimberly Jacoby Morris, Ph.D.
    Education Specialist
    National Human Genome Research Institute
    National Institutes of Health

    Muin Khoury, M.D., Ph.D.
    Director
    Office of Genomics and Precision Public Health
    Center of Disease Control and Prevention

    Christopher Steven Marcum, Ph.D.
    Genomic Program Administrator
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

    Donna Messersmith, Ph.D.
    Provider Education Specialist
    National Human Genome Research Institute
    National Institutes of Health

    Lori A. Orlando, M.D., M.H.S., M.M.Ci.
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Director Program in Precision Medicine
    Duke University

    Nadeem Qureshi, M.D.
    Clinical Professor of Primary Care
    School of Medicine Global Engagement Lead (Research & Knowledge Exchange)
    NIHR School of Primary Care Research
    University of Nottingham

    Nirupama Nini Shridhar, Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Genetic Services Specialist
    Washington State Department of Health

    Haocen Wang, Ph.D.
    Department of Health and Kinesiology
    Texas A&M University

    Brandon Welch, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
    Medical University of South Carolina

    Robert Wildin, M.D.
    Associate Professor
    Departments of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine (Genomic Medicine) and Pediatrics (Genetics)
    University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine

    Grant M. Wood
    Senior IT Strategist
    Clinical Genetics Institute
    Intermountain Healthcare

Last updated: July 1, 2021