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

2021 Committee Members

    • Chair: Lynn Jorde, PhD, University of Utah
    • Incoming Chair: Katrina Goddard, PhD, Kaiser Permanente Northwest
    • Mira Irons, MD, College of Physicians of Philadelphia
    • Allison McCague, PhD, National Human Genome Research Institute
    • Wendy Uhlmann, MS, University of Michigan
    • David Wheeler, PhD, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
    • Wendy Chung, MD, PhD, Columbia University
    • Rebecca Meyer-Schuman, MS, University of Michigan
    • Peng Jin, PhD, Emory University
    • Charles Schwartz, PhD, Greenwood Genetic Center
    • Melinda Aldrich, PhD, MPH, Vanderbilt University Medical Center


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