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Topic: Genetics

Scott Roberts Scott Roberts, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education
Phone: 734-936-9854 E-mail: jscottr@umich.edu
Faculty Profile

  • Research focuses on how people respond to genetic testing for risk of adult-onset disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease and cancer.
  • Currently P.I. on NIH-funded project to examine responses of customers to direct-to-consumer genetic testing. Has served for past decade as co-P.I. of the REVEAL Study (Risk Evaluation & Education for Alzheimer's Disease), an NIH-funded series of clinical trials assessing the psychological and behavioral impact of genetic risk disclosure.
  • Teaches courses in public health ethics and genetics, health behavior and health education.
  • Co-directs the dual-degree (M.P.H./M.S) program in Public Health and Genetic Counseling and directs Genomics, Health & Society Program at the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine

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SPH Faculty Experts for Genetics

Michael BoehnkeMichael Boehnke, PhD

Professor in Biostatistics
Phone: (734) 936-1001 E-mail: boehnke@umich.edu

  • Research focuses on problems of study design and statistical analysis of human genetic data, with a particular emphasis on development and application of statistical methods for human gene mapping.      MORE

Dana DolinoyDana Dolinoy, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair in Environmental Health Sciences
Phone: (734) 647-3155 E-mail: ddolinoy@umich.edu

  • Dana Dolinoy's lab investigates environmental epigenetics and gene-environment interactions. It is increasingly recognized that environmental exposure to chemical, nutritional, and behavioral factors alters gene expression and affects health and disease by not only mutating promoter and coding regions of genes, but also by modifying the epigenome.      MORE

Sharon KardiaSharon Kardia, Ph.D.

Senior Associate Dean for Administration and Professor in Epidemiology
Phone: (734) 936-0866 E-mail: skardia@umich.edu

  • Co-director of the UM Life Sciences & Society program (http://www.lifesciences.umich.edu/lss/index.html); director of the SPH Public Health Genetics Program.     MORE

Carl MarrsCarl Marrs, PhD

Associate Professor in Epidemiology
Phone: (734) 647-2407 E-mail: cfmarrs@umich.edu

  • Involved in molecular epidemiologic approaches to urinary tract infection gene discovery & Group B Streptococcus; also works on virulence related genetic variation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis & the Haemophilus influenzae genes associated with acute otitis media (ear infection).     MORE

Scott RobertsScott Roberts, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in Health Behavior and Health Education
Phone: 734-936-9854 E-mail: jscottr@umich.edu

  • Research focuses on how people respond to genetic testing for risk of adult-onset disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease and cancer.     MORE

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