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Recent Graduate Profiles
Charleen Adams is a cancer epidemiologist. Her dissertation explores differential genome-wide DNA methylation in association with nightshift work. She would like to see new policies to limit the nightshift and argues that such policies are needed to protect the health of millions.
- differential genome-wide DNA methylation in association with nightshift work
William is an MSGE student interested in the social and legal implications surrounding genomic diagnostics in the clinical setting.
- Social and legal implications surrounding genomic diagnostics
Taryn Hall’s research interests are focused on precision phenotyping, gene identification, risk and phenotype prediction, and the translation of genetic discoveries to society. She has several domains of interest including: chronic pain, medically unexplained conditions, disorders in pregnancy, precision medicine, and forensic genetics.
- precision phenotyping, gene identification, risk and phenotype prediction
- chronic pain, medically unexplained conditions, disorders in pregnancy, precision medicine, and forensic genetics
- translation of genetic discoveries to society
M. Ragan Hart, holds an MS in Genetic Epidemiology from UW, where she investigated gene-environment interactions in patients using warfarin. Currently working in Medical Genetics, she recognizes a myriad of factors exist in the implementation of clinical sequencing into healthcare, and thus, her research interests lie at the intersection of health economics, clinical validation, and health policy.
- The intersection of health economics, clinical validation, and health policy
Prior to joining the UW community, Thyvu worked as a clinical laboratory scientist diagnosing genetic disorders. Drawing upon her clinical background and public health interests, she is pursuing an MPH in PHG with the goal of expanding her role in health promotion beyond the laboratory setting to more direct community interventions.
- Health promotion beyond the laboratory setting
Alice B. Popejoy, PhD in Public Health Genetics, has a B.A. from Hamilton College in Biology and French and earned a Certificate in Statistical Genetics from the departments of Statistics and Biostatistics at the University of Washington. Her research in Public Health Genetics is interdisciplinary across computational biology and bioinformatics, protein family evolution, statistical genetics, and bioethics. She is graduating in Autumn 2017 and will begin a postdoctoral scholar position with Dr. Carlos Bustamante in the Department of Biomedical Data Science at Stanford University.
- Comparative evolutionary genomics
- Photoreceptor gene families (opsins)
- Race, ancestry, and genomics
- Ethical, legal, social implications (ELSI) of genetics research
Kate West's dissertation draws from a virtue and feminist ethics framework in a mixed methods study of trustworthy research practices within partnerships between communities and university-based researchers, including specific considerations for genomics. For more information about her work, please visit Kate’s website at: www.katemwest.com
- Trustworthy research practices within partnerships between communities and university-based researchers