Public Education & Awareness Committee

The Public Education & Awareness Committee oversees programs and initiatives to inform, educate, and engage the general public and students to advance knowledge and help people everywhere realize the benefits of human genetics and genomics research. Works to enhance ASHG members’ skills and motivation to engage in public communication and education activities. Helps develop Annual Meeting events and year-round programs that inform and engage ASHG members in public education, awareness and engagement. Provides input on media relations planning for Annual Meeting. Helps identify key concepts or priority knowledge areas for priority groups. Curates or helps develop materials for public and educator use that help advance ASHG’s strategic awareness goals. Committee meets annually in person at the Annual Meeting and by phone throughout the year.

View the Public Education & Awareness Committee’s Action Plan

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

2020 Committee Members

  • Co-chair: Kathryn Garber, PhD, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Co-chair: Maurice Godfrey, PhD, University of Nebraska Medicine Center
  • Jennifer Elizabeth (Piper) Below, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Marnie Gelbart, PhD, Harvard Medical School/Personal Genetics Education Project
  • Monica Giovanni, MS, Geisinger Health System
  • Marina DiStefano, PhD, Harvard Medical School
  • John Doucet, PhD, Nicholls State University
  • Claudia Gonzaga-Jauregui, PhD, Regeneron
  • Kathryn Hall, PhD, MPH, Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School
  • Tiffany Oliver, PhD, Spelman College
  • Joseph Shen, MD, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
  • Nicole Lake, PhD, Yale University
  • Kenneth Ramos, MD, PhD, Texas A&M
  • Jessica Zhou, BS/BA, University of California, San Diego


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