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

2022 Committee Members

    • Chair: Lynn Jorde, PhD, University of Utah
    • Incoming Chair: Cynthia Morton, PhD, Brigham & Women’s Hospital
    • Melinda Aldrich, PhD, MPH, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    • Mira Irons MD, PhD, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
    • Peng Jin, PhD, Emory University School of Medicine
    • Rebecca Meyer-Schuman, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine
    • Trenell Mosley, PhD, Emory University
    • Chanika Phornphutkul, MD, Rhode Island Hospital
    • Charles Schwartz, PhD, Greenwood Genetic Center
    • Krystal Tsosie, MPH, Native BioData Consortium / Vanderbilt University
    • David Wheeler, PhD, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

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