Special Issue "Implementation of Public Health Genomics"
A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 August 2015).
Interests: hereditary cancers/cancer genetic counseling and risk assessment; public health genetics/genomics; family history screening tools in primary care; genetic counselor education and training
Interests: public health genetics and genomics; cardiovascular genetics; hereditary cancers; cascade screening; newborn screening; provider education regarding genomics; breast cancer in young women; ovarian cancer; sudden cardiac death of the young; informed consent for genetic testing; health plan policies for genetic counseling and testing
Over the last decade, advances in genetic discoveries and technology have ushered in the new era of Public Health Genomics. Public Health Genomics is "a multidisciplinary field concerned with the effective and responsible translation of genome based knowledge and technologies to improve population health". While genetics has been part of public health since newborn screening for metabolic conditions began in the 1960’s, genetics is no longer just about rare diseases. Common chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes are now priority areas for public health genomics applications. Understanding the genetic predisposition to such diseases holds the promise of prevention, early detection and reduced morbidity and mortality on a population scale. However, genomic discoveries are being made and transferred to the medical market place so rapidly that there is often little-to-no evidence regarding clinical validity, or impact on health outcomes.
The articles in this special issue, submitted by experts in the field, will highlight the changes, challenges and successes occurring as public health transitions into the genomic era. Public health genomics applications at the international, national and local levels will be featured. Multiple disciplines will be represented including epidemiology, health economics, sociology, public health, clinical genetics, and health systems research.
Cecelia A. Bellcross, PhD, MS, CGC
Debra Duquette, MS, CGC
Manuscript Submission Information
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- public health genomics
- public health
- health policy
- health economics