Michele C. Gornick, M.A., Ph.D
Michele C. Gornick is a research investigator at the Ann Arbor Department of Veterans Affairs in Health Services Research & Development, and the Center for Bioethics Social Science and Medicine (CBSSM) at the University of Michigan. Her research interest is in translational medicine, specifically dealing with issues surrounding communicating genomic information to patients, physicians and other health care providers. During her doctoral studies, she developed quantitative methods to better understand inherited susceptibility to cancer using whole-genome data. She received her bachelor’s degree in microbiology from Penn State, and a M.A. in statistics and a Ph.D. in human genetics from the University of Michigan. Prior to her graduate studies, she was as a post-baccalaureate intramural research trainee at the National Institutes of Mental Health. As a post-doc she is working with Dr. Roberts in the HBHE Genetics Research Group and investigators at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center on projects to develop and evaluate protocols for returning individual cancer genetic test results to research participants and protocols for disclosing germline and tumor sequencing results to advanced cancer patients.