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Lynette Hammond Gerido

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Health Behavior and Health Education
Public Health

I am a postdoctoral research fellow funded through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) program. I received my PhD at Florida State University School of Information and a Master of Public Health (MPH) at Drexel University. My past work explored trends in genetic testing for breast cancer (BRCA) to describe racial disparities in awareness, uptake, and barriers to accessing information and care. Currently, I use population-level data to visualize health disparities and qualitative methods to reveal underlying phenomena, which describe consumer decision-making and structural barriers experienced by vulnerable patients, families, and communities at risk for hereditary cancer syndromes.



Research Area(s)

Data science / Analytics / AI | Family caregiving | Genetics / Genomics / other OMICS | Health disparities | Population Health | Public policy and social science