About the Editors

James P. Evans, MD, PhD
University of North Carolina
Department of Genetics
5095 Genetic Medicine Building
Campus Box 7264
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7264
ORCID: 0000-0002-4080-8077

James P. Evans, MD, PhD, is the Bryson Distinguished Professor of Genetics and Medicine at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He directs Adult and Cancer Genetics Services and is clinically active in both Medical Genetics and General Medicine.

After obtaining his MD and PhD from the University of Kansas he served as Intern, Resident and Chief Resident of Internal Medicine at The University of North Carolina and then trained in Medical Genetics at The University of Washington in Seattle. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Genetics and in Molecular Diagnostics.

Dr. Evans's research interests focus primarily on the applications of next generation genomic analytic technologies in medicine and broad issues of how genetic information is used and perceived. He has been extensively involved in policy issues. He was an advisor to the US Secretary of Health and Human Services on the subject of “Genetics, Health and Society” from 2004-2010 and has been actively involved both nationally and internationally in the education of high court judges about genetic and scientific matters as described in the New York Times in July of 2008.

In 2010 Dr. Evans testified before the US Congress regarding the regulation of genetic testing and advised the Government Accountability Office on the same subject. In 2011 he was asked to address the US Presidential Commission on Bioethics regarding genetic testing. He has participated in numerous briefings of members of the US Congress regarding matters related to Genetics. Dr. Evans lives in Chapel Hill; he enjoys reading and bicycle riding in his spare time, though not simultaneously.

Deputy Editor
Editor, Biochemical Genetics
Robert D. Steiner, MD
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
ORCID: 0000-0003-4177-4590

Robert D. Steiner, MD, is Clinical Professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is also Chief Medical Officer for Acer Therapeutics. Steiner most recently served as Executive Director, Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, Chief Science Officer Marshfield Clinic, and Executive Associate Director, Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR, CTSA grant), University of Wisconsin. Prior to returning to Wisconsin, he had a 17 year career at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), ultimately serving as Credit Unions for Kids Professor of Pediatric Research, Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular & Medical Genetics, and Vice Chair for Research in Pediatrics at Doernbecher Children's Hospital, (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon, USA. Dr. Steiner is board certified in pediatrics, clinical genetics, and clinical biochemical genetics.

In addition to his new role as lead physician in a biotech company developing medications for rare genetic diseases, Dr. Steiner is an active clinician in the field of medical genetics, with specific interests in inherited metabolic diseases, metabolic bone diseases, and newborn screening. In addition, he is an accomplished researcher, having served as the Principal Investigator for more than a dozen clinical trials and clinical research studies on Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome (SLOS), Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Phenylketonuria, and Lysosomal Storage Diseases. Steiner has authored over 125 peer-reviewed original research articles, and more than 50 reviews, book chapters, and letters on genetic diseases and related topics.

Dr. Steiner is a member of several professional societies, including the American Society of Human Genetics, American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders, and the Society for the Study of Inborn Errors of Metabolism. Dr. Steiner has had numerous appointments on national committees and advisory boards including as a member of the Board of Directors of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics as well as their Treasurer and of the HMO Research Network Board of Governors, serving as Chair of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics working group on Pompe disease, as a Standing and Steering Committee member of the Newborn Screening Translational Research Network, and as a member of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Therapeutics Committee.

Managing Editor
Jan Higgins, PhD, ELS
American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics
7101 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1101
Bethesda, MD 20814
ORCID: 0000-0002-5342-382X

Social Media Manager and Editorial Assistant
Katharine Murphy
American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics


Molecular Genetics and Pharmacogenomics
Karen E. Weck, MD
University of North Carolina
Departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Genetics
Campus Box 7525
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
ORCID: 0000-0002-8516-333X

Clinical Genetics
Kathleen A, Leppig, MD
Chief, Genetic Services
Kaiser Permanente of Washington
201 16th Avenue East
Seattle, Washington 98112

Kandamurugu Manickam, MD
Geisinger Health System
Genomic Medicine Institute
Precision Health Center
190 Welles Street, Suite 128
Forty Fort, PA 18704

Katherine A. Rauen, MD, PhD
University of California San Francisco
Department of Pediatrics
UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
2340 Sutter Street, Room S429, Box 0808
San Francisco, CA 94115

Public Health, Epidemiology & Personalized Medicine
Wylie Burke MD PhD
University of Washington
Departments of Bioethics and Humanities and Medicine (Medical Genetics) Box 357120
1959 NE Pacific
Seattle, WA 98195
ORCID: 0000-0003-2914-0560

Lorraine Potocki, M.D., F.A.C.M.G.
Professor, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children's Hospital
6701 Fannin Street, suite 1560
Houston, TX 77030

Genetic Counseling
Myra I. Roche, M.S., C.G.C.
Associate Professor in Pediatrics
5100B Genetic Medicine Building, CB 7264
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7264
ORCID: 0000-0001-9680-6006

Cancer Genetics
Katherine L. Nathanson, MD
Dept of Medicine, Translational Medicine and Human Genetics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
351 BRB 2/3, 421 Curie Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
ORCID: 0000-0002-6740-0901

Hutton Kearney, PhD, FACMG
Laboratory Director
Fullerton Genetics Center
Mission Health System
267 McDowell St., Asheville, NC 28803
ORCID: 0000-0002-6002-6494

Ethical, Legal and Social Issues Editors
Barbara A. Koenig, Ph.D.
Professor of Medical Anthropology & Bioethics
Dept. of Social & Behavioral Sciences,
Institute for Health & Aging, and,
Dept. of Anthropology, History, and Social Medicine
Director, UCSF Bioethics
University of California, San Francisco 94143-0646
ORCID: 0000-0003-3227-6768

Pamela L. Sankar, PhD
Dept. of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Blockley 14
423 Guardian Dr
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Health Services/Implementation Research
Maren T. Scheuner, MD, MPH, FACMG
Chief, Medical Genetics
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
Director, VISN22 Clinical Genetics Service
Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Tel: 310.478.3711 x48692

Michael F. Murray, MD
Director of Clinical Genomics
Geisinger Health System

Statistics Editor
Feng-Chang Lin, PhD
Department of Biostatistics
University of North Carolina
160 N. Medical Dr. Brinkhous-Bullitt Building 2nd Floor
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
ORCID: 0000-0002-2638-1775

Legal Editor
Lynn D. Fleisher, PhD, JD, FACMG
Sidley Austin LLP
One South Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60603

News Editor
Karyn L. Hede, MS, MA, ELS

Director of Public Relations
Kathy Beal
American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics
7101 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1101
Bethesda, MD 20814

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