Meet the Editorial Board

  • Patricia Brennan, PhD, MS, RN
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    Nursing Patricia Brennan, PhD, MS, RN

    Dr. Patricia Brennan is an Associate Professor at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California. She received her bachelor's degrees from Emory University (psychology, 1981) and (nursing, 1983), and both her master's degree (critical care/trauma/education, 1993) and PhD in nursing (health policy, 2008) from the University of California, San Francisco.

    Her research interests include health policy issues related to access to care, particularly in regard to acuity based models of organ allocation and the application of genetic and genomic technologies in clinical practice. In addition, Dr. Brennan is currently assessing the outcomes of simulation and immersive learning through inter-professional education, particularly related to genomic education.

    She was appointed as an NIH Faculty Champion in Genetics and Genomics, the goal of which is to provide leadership in curriculum integration of genetics and genomics. She serves as a member of the editorial board of the NIH Genetics/Genomics Competency Center (G2C2). Dr. Brennan has been recognized in her role as an educator locally being awarded the Faculty of the Year Award at Samuel Merritt University and nationally as an AACN Novice Faculty Award nominee. She is a Daisy Faculty Award Recipient recognizing her exceptional impact on nursing education.

    Prior to entering academic education Dr. Brennan spent over 20 years as a clinical specialist, outreach director and divisional manager of the UCSF Transplant Division, where she had administrative responsibilities for the Immunogenetics and Transplantation Laboratory.

    Dr. Brennan has been recognized as a Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow in the National Academies of Practice and recently completed a Health Policy Intensive with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing through which she hopes to bring a greater awareness to the health policy implications of genetic and genomic health care delivery.

  • Sandra Daack-Hirsch PhD, RN
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    Nursing Sandra Daack-Hirsch PhD, RN

    Dr. Sandra Daack-Hirsch is an Assistant Professor in the University of Iowa College of Nursing. Her BSN, MSN and PhD are from the University of Iowa College of Nursing. Dr. Daack-Hirsch focused her master's study on genetic counseling and care of children and families. She completed her PhD in the Parent Child & Family Area of study with an emphasis in public health and genetics.

    Dr. Daack-Hirsch teaches genetics for nurses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and is a consultant on numerous national projects to promote the education of nurses in genetics. Her program of research involves developing innovative strategies to communicate complex genetic information with individuals, families, and clinicians.

    She is a member of Center for Congenital and Inherited Disorders Advisory Committee for the Iowa Department of Public Health; consultant for the Heartland Genetic and Newborn Screening Collaborative Genomic Nursing in the Heartland Initiative, and participant in the Collaborative Genomics Services Project and Summit: Interdisciplinary work group.

  • Ed Michaud, Ph.D.
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    Physicians Assistant Studies Ed Michaud, Ph.D.

    Dr. Ed Michaud is a Professor and the Director of Genetic Sciences for the School of Physician Assistant Studies at South College in Knoxville, Tennessee. He received his B.S. from the University of Central Florida (1979), his M.S. from Texas A&M University (1984), and his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee (1990).

    He was a National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellow and an Alexander Hollaender Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow in the Biology Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (1991-1995). Dr. Michaud was a Senior Staff Scientist in the Mammalian Genetics and Genomics Group, Life Sciences Division, at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee from 1996-2007. Dr. Michaud joined South College in 2007 and has integrated medical genetics and genomics education throughout the curriculum of the Masters of Health Science, Physician Assistant Studies Program.

  • Nguyen Park, MS, PA-C
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    Physicians Assistant Studies Nguyen Park, MS, PA-C

    Nguyen H. Park teaches Pediatrics at the University of New Mexico Physician Assistant Program, and is in charge of the Special Environmental Health Registry at the New Mexico Veterans Affairs Health Care System (NMVAHCS), which encompasses the Agent Orange, Gulf War, Depleted Uranium, Toxic Embedded Fragments, and Ionizing Radiation Registries. Prior to this, she was a clinical Assistant Professor in the Physician Assistant Studies Program, Department of Healthcare Sciences at Wayne State University, and worked clinically in cardiology.

    After graduating from the University of Michigan with dual degrees in neuropsychology and biology and working in biomedical research, she received a Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Wayne State University. She is a fellow of the New Mexico Academy of Physician Assistants, participating actively in NMAPA's CME planning committee, and has lectured regionally and at the state level. She also serves on the NMVAHCS Minority Veterans Committee.

  • Megan Doerr, MS, CGC
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    Genetic Counseling Megan Doerr, MS, CGC

    Megan Doerr, MS, CGC is the clinical lead for the Cleveland Clinic's electronic family history practice tools. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont and her graduate degree in genetic counseling from Case Western Reserve University.

    Meg's professional interests center on enabling health information technology solutions to support consistent delivery of the highest standard of care to all patients. In addition to serving on the G2C2 editorial board, Meg is the founder and co-chair of the Health Information Technology special interest group (Health IT SIG) for the National Society of Genetic Counselors.

  • Anne Greb MS, CGC
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    Genetic Counseling Anne Greb MS, CGC

    Anne Greb MS, CGC is Director of the Long Island University - Post Genetic Counseling Program, Director of Clinical Genetics Education at Long Island University, and an adjunct associate professor of biology. She received her Masters of Science in Medical Genetics from the University of Wisconsin and is certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics and the American Board of Genetic Counseling.

    Ms. Greb previously founded and directed the Genetic Counseling Program at Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSU SOM) in Detroit MI. At WSU SOM she was also course director for the medical genetics course taken by first year medical students She has experience creating faculty development programs in teaching and improving the interdisciplinary components in a medical curriculum. She served a five-year term on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Genetic Counseling where she also served as president.

    Ms. Greb's interests include improving and expanding medical genetics education for all health care professionals. In addition to directing a new genetic counseling program at Long Island University, she will be developing a genetics curriculum for allied health care professionals including pharmacists, nurses, physician assistants and public health professionals. This curriculum will include an inter-professional education component.

  • Reginald F. Frye, Pharm.D., Ph.D., FCCP
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    Pharmacogenetics Reginald F. Frye, Pharm.D., Ph.D., FCCP

    Dr. Reginald F. Frye is Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Florida. He received a B.S. in Biology from Oglethorpe University, a Pharm.D. from Mercer University School of Pharmacy, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy.

    His research interests focus on identifying factors that contribute to pharmacokinetic variability observed with many drugs and natural products including disease states (e.g. kidney and liver disease), drug interactions, and pharmacogenetics. He has published more than 100 research articles, reviews, or book chapters. He has served as principal or co-investigator on several grants funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other sources.

  • James M. Hoffman, PharmD, MS, BCPS
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    Pharmacogenetics James M. Hoffman, PharmD, MS, BCPS

    Dr. James M. Hoffman is Medication Outcomes and Safety Officer and Associate Member in Pharmaceutical Sciences at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. He is also an Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Pharmacy. Dr. Hoffman received both his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. In addition, he received a Master's of Science degree in pharmacy administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also completed a residency and a research fellowship at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.

    Dr. Hoffman is an investigator on St. Jude's effort to implement preemptive pharmacogenetics using an array based genotyping platform that interrogates 225 genes for over 1900 polymorphisms (http://www.stjude.org/pg4kds). Since its inception in 2009, he has been a member of the Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC; http://www.pharmgkb.org/page/cpic), which was formed in 2009 as a shared project between PharmGKB and the NIH's Pharmacogenomics Research Network.

  • Grace M. Kuo, PharmD, MPH, PhD, FCCP
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    Pharmacogenetics Grace M. Kuo, PharmD, MPH, PhD, FCCP

    Dr. Grace Kuo is a Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Adjunct Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. She is also the Associate Dean for Academic Clinical Affairs at the UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

    Dr. Kuo received her undergraduate degree in psychobiology from UCLA (1985), pharmacy degree from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences (1988), Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Oregon State University College of Pharmacy and OHSU School of Medicine (1998), Specialized Residency training in Primary Care at NIH Clinical Center (1998-1999), Master of Public Health (2005) and PhD in Health Economics and Health Services Research (2011) from the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston.

    She is the Director for PharmGenEd™ (http://pharmacogenomics.ucsd.edu), a pharmacogenomics education program that strives to educate clinicians and students about concepts and clinical applications of pharmacogenomics. Her research focuses on medication safety at the system, provider, and patient levels in clinical settings, including the use of electronic medical records, addressing health literacy and health disparity issues, error reports, safety surveillance, and pharmacist-physician collaborative medication therapy management.

  • Mary W. Roederer, Pharm.D., BCPS
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    Pharmacogenetics Mary W. Roederer, Pharm.D., BCPS

    Dr. Mary Roederer is an assistant professor in the Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education and the Department of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina and a member of the Institute for Pharmacogenomics and Individualized Therapy.

    She received her doctor of pharmacy from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 2000 and completed a pharmacotherapy residency with the East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine and Pitt Country Memorial Hospital in Greenville, North Carolina.

    Roederer worked as an acute care clinical manager and assistant director of pharmacy with McKesson Medication Management for four years in Richmond, Virginia. She joined the faculty at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 2005 and served as the pharmacy clinical specialist in family medicine at UNC Hospitals from 2004 to 2008, providing inpatient and outpatient care to family medicine patients and education to family medicine medical residents. In 2008 she joined the UNC Institute for Pharmacogenomics and Individualized Therapy with a focus on national formulary decision-making in developing countries enhanced by pharmacogenomics working with the Pharmacogenetics for Every Nation Initiative. She is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist.

    Her research interests include pharmacogenetics education for health-care professionals, the use of pharmacogenetics to enhance formulary decision-making and drug selection at the individual patient and country level, and the integration of pharmacogenetics into routine clinical pharmacy practice.

  • Jean Jenkins PhD, RN, FAAN
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    Genomic Healthcare Jean Jenkins PhD, RN, FAAN

    Dr. Jean F. Jenkins is a Clinical Advisor, Genomic Healthcare Branch, Division Communication, Policy, and Education, NHGRI, NIH. She received her B.S.N. from the University of Maryland, M.S.N. at the Catholic University of America, and Ph.D. from George Mason University, Va.

    Recognizing the importance of advances in genetics research for all health care, Dr. Jenkins strives to educate health professionals and the public about implications of genomic information for education, practice, and research. Dr. Jenkins provided leadership in the development and revision of National Coalition for Health Care Professional Education in Genetics (NCHPEG) core competencies in genetics.

    Building on these efforts she along with Dr. K. Calzone coordinated the development and consensus of the Essential Nursing Competencies and Curricula Guidelines for Genetics and Genomics (2005; 2009) leading to the development of this education resource repository (http://www.g-2-c-2.org/) and a web-based case-scenarios resource (http://www.g-3-c.com/).

    She currently serves as the Chair of the G2C2 Ediorial Board. Dr. Jenkins has > 125 publications including three Journal of Nursing Scholarship series on genomics (2007; 2011; 2013).