The Role of Genomics in Health Promotion, Communication and Behavioral Science
June 15, 2018, 12:00-1:30 pm EDT
CDC Chamblee Campus, Building 107, Room 1A
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Colleen McBride, PhD
Grace Crum Rollins Professor and Chair, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
Despite increasing public interest and technological advances in genomics, some in public health remain skeptical of its utility for disease prevention and health promotion at the population level. Public health approaches to community engagement and implementation science are needed to increase the reach and equity of genomics implementation. In turn, genomics could benefit efforts to assess risk for disease and measure effects of exposures and interventions. This seminar will explore how health educators and behavioral scientists can contribute to progress in genomics implementation and how their fields can benefit from genomics, providing examples of successes and limitations.
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- Office of Public Health Genomics, Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- CDC University