Government & Public Advocacy Committee

The Government and Public Advocacy Committee proposes for Board approval and reports on Society policy and advocacy priorities and activities and provides governance oversight and feedback to staff on related ASHG goals and programs. Manages content of policy forum topics at the Annual Meeting and pursues programs that engage members in year-round advocacy and government affairs. Committee meets by conference call quarterly and in person at the Annual Meeting.

View the Government & Public Advocacy Committee’s Action Plan

Committee Group: Public Awareness & Advocacy, along with Public Education & Awareness Committee

2024 Committee Members

    • Chair: Anthony Wynshaw-Boris, MD/PhD, Case Western Reserve University – Coalition for Life Sciences Liaison
    • David Buchner, PhD, Case Western Reserve University
    • Nancy J. Cox, PhD, Vanderbilt University – Coalition for Life Sciences Liaison
    • Christina Del Greco, BS, University of Michigan
    • Ed Esplin, MD/PhD, Invitae
    • Kristen Lancaster, MD, University of South Carolina
    • Chanika Phornphutkul, MD, Rhode Island Hospital
    • Paula Ramos, PhD, Medical University of South Carolina
    • Sarah Ratzel, PhD, Myriad Genetics
    • Andrew Stergachis, MD/PhD, University of Washington
    • Leonard Wang, BS/BA, University of Texas Medical Branch


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