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Advances in genomics are rapidly presenting both great opportunities and difficult challenges for public health. The Health Behavior and Health Education (HBHE) Genetics Research Group based in the University of Michigan School of Public Health conducts research in order to understand the complex psychosocial impact of genomic discoveries and to address the ethical issues that have arisen.

Our Projects

  • Genetic testing for Alzheimer's disease (The REVEAL Study)
  • Personal genomics and direct-to-consumer genetic testing (The PGen Study)
  • Whole genome sequencing in cancer care (The MI-ONCOSEQ Study)
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    Research Assistant

    Natalie Bartnik is a recent graduate of U-M School of Public Health. She earned her Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in May of 2013 from the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education (HBHE). During her master’s program, Natalie studied the social and behavioral factors...