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

2020 Committee Members

    • Chair: Lynn Jorde, PhD, University of Utah
    • Wendy Chung, MD, PhD, Columbia University
    • Katrina Goddard, PhD, Kaiser Permanente Northwest
    • Mira Irons, MD, PhD, American Medical Association
    • Donna Martin, MD, PhD, University of Michigan Medical Center
    • Allison McCague, PhD, Johns Hopkins University
    • Rebecca Meyer-Schuman, MS, University of Michigan
    • Charles Schwartz, PhD, Greenwood Genetic Center
    • Wendy Uhlmann, MS, University of Michigan
    • David Wheeler, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine
    • Peng Jin, PhD, Emory University


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