2032.0 The interface of genetics, genomics, and public health

Sunday, November 8, 2009: 2:30 PM
The Genomics Forum’s poster session provides a broad overview of many timely, relevant, and important aspects of genomics and genetics research in public health settings. This will be a great opportunity to meet and network with public health professionals, while discussing their research. Research topics presented include, but are not limited to, genetic susceptibility to disease, gene-gene interactions, personalized medicine, issues surrounding genetic testing, and family history and genetic susceptibility. We invite all attendees of the APHA annual meeting with an interest in how genomics and genetics plays a role in public health to attend this dynamic and interactive poster session.
Session Objectives: 1.Identify how genetic variation may influence disease susceptibility. 2.Describe current issues associated with personalized medicine. 3.Identify current issues pertaining to genetic testing.
H. Dean Hosgood, PhD, MPH
H. Dean Hosgood, PhD, MPH

Board 1
A's, G's, C's, and T's of Health Disparities
Edward Ramos, PhD and Charles Rotimi, PhD
Board 2
Assessing genetics websites for linguistic and cultural appropriateness for Latinos
Carlos M. Sanchez, MD, Jose O. Arrom, MA, Elena Navas-Nacher, MS, Lizbeth Barajas, BA and Aida L. Giachello, PhD
Board 3
Perceptions of genetic testing today: Findings from focus groups with the public and interviews with physicians
Nina R. Goodman, MHS, Thomas Lehman, MA, Melissa Otero, MA, Lisa Tensuan, RN, BSN and Holly A. Massett, PhD
Board 4
Partnering genetics: Process-outcome linkages in the NHGRI-sponsored Midwest Community Genetics Forum
Stephen M. Modell, MD, MS, Toby Citrin, JD and Rosemarie Rodriguez-Hager
Board 5
Family Health History Campaign: A Collaborative Model for Customizable Public Service Announcements
Tiphané P. Turpin, MA, James C. O'Leary, BS, Vaughn T. Edelson, Kristen H. Long, MA, Erin Hood and Wendy Bailey
Board 6
Personalized, not “racialized” medicine: Substituting racial categories with genetic markers in clinical research
Perry W. Payne, MD, JD, MPP, Robert Freishtat, MD/MPH, Funda Suer, PhD, Joseph Devaney, PhD, Karuna Panchapakesan, MS, Stephen Teach, MD, MPH and Eric Hoffman, PhD
Board 7
Understanding the Genetic Basis of the Association between Adiponectin, Obesity and Cardiovascular Diseases in West Africans and African Americans
Charles Rotimi, PhD, Adebowale Adeyemo, Guanjie Chen, Jie Zhou, Hanxia Huang and Ayo P. Doumatey, PhD
Board 8
Gene-gene interactions in DNA repair pathways impact on prostate cancer risk
Hui-Yi Lin, Peter E. Clark and Jennifer J. Hu, PhD
Board 9
Examining Perceptions About the Link Between Genetic Risks and Chronic Diseases
Salimah Hanan El-Amin, MPH, DrPH(abd) and Anika Foster, MPH, DrPH(abd)

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