Resources for Researchers and Health Professionals


Rasooly D, Ioannidis JPA, Khoury MJ, Patel CJ. Family History-Wide Association Study (“FamWAS”) for Identifying Clinical and Environmental Risk Factors for Common Chronic Diseases. Am J Epidemiol. 2019 Jun 7. pii: kwz125.

Valdez R, Coates RJ, St Pierre J, Grossniklaus D, Khoury MJ. Knowledge Gaps Remain in the Use of Family Health History in Public Health. Public Health Genomics. 2011;14:94-5.

Valdez R, Yoon PW, Qureshi N, Green RF, Khoury MJ. Family History in Public Health Practice: A Genomic Tool for Disease Prevention and Health PromotionAnn Rev Public Health. 2010;31:69-87.


Cancer and Family History: Using Genomics for Prevention
Listen to the CDC Public Health Grand Rounds to learn how public health agencies and organizations are using family health history and genomics for cancer prevention.

Medscape CDC Expert Commentary on Family Health History
As part of the CDC Expert Commentary series on Medscape, this video about “Family History: Use It to Inform Preventive Services for Your Patients” discusses the importance of family health history collection by doctors. Examples using recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) show how this information can inform prevention services.


Listening to Her Inner Voice and Body and Knowing Her Family History Saved Her Life

Stay Informed of Your Family Health History

Happy Thanksgiving 2021: Family Health History in the COVID-19 Era

An Evaluation of “My Family Health Portrait”: Strengths and Opportunities

When Cancer Runs in the Family

Family Health History Is a Non-Modifiable Risk Factor—Or Is It?

Evidence Matters in Genomic Medicine—Integrating Family Health History into Clinical Preventive Services (2012)