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
Fax: 888-706-2009
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 PreventionGenetics. Steiner most recently served as Chief Medical Officer at Acer Therapeutics.  Prior to joining Acer, Steiner was 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.  For most of his career, he was a faculty member 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 (tenured) 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.

 Dr. Steiner is an active clinician in the field of medical genetics, with specific interests in inherited metabolic diseases, metabolic bone diseases, genetic testing, 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, Lysosomal Storage Diseases, and others. He is a laboratory geneticist as well, and holds a leadership position at PreventionGenetics.  Steiner has authored over 150 peer-reviewed original research articles, and more than 80 reviews, book chapters, and letters on genetic diseases, genetic testing, 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 current 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, as an NIH Study Section member, 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
Fax: 888-706-2009


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

Suma Shankar MD, PhD
Director, Precision Genomics
Associate Professor
Division of Genomic Medicine 
Department of Pediatrics 
University of California Davis
MIND Institute
2825, 50th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817

Kandamurugu Manickam, MD
Division of Molecular and Human Genetics
Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, OH 43205

V. Reid Sutton, M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine & Texas Children's Hospital
6701 Fannin St Suite 1560
Houston, TX 77030 

David T. Miller, MD, PhD
Division of Genetics and Genomics, Boston Children's Hospital
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
300 Longwood Ave., Hunnewell 5
Boston, MA 02115

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

Sonja A. Rasmussen, MD, MS
Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology
University of Florida College of Medicine & College of Public Health and Health Professions
PO Box 100296
1600 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, FL 32610

Mira Bjelotomich Irons M.D.
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs American Board of Medical Specialties
353 N. Clark St., Suite 1400
Chicago, IL  60654

Genetic Counseling
Myra I. Roche, M.S., C.G.C.

Professor in Pediatrics and Genetics
CB 7487
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7264
ORCID: 0000-0001-9680-6006

Cancer Genetics
Ephrat Levy-Lahad, MD
Director, Medical Genetics Institute
Shaare Zedek Medical Center
Professor, Medical Genetics and Internal Medicine
Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
12 Bait St., PO Box 3235
Jerusalem 91031, Israel

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

Mark Robson, MD
Chief, Breast Medicine Service
Attending Physician, Breast Medicine and Clinical Genetics Service
Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
1275 York Ave
New York, NY 10065
Tel 646-888-4058
Fax 646-888-4081

Hutton Kearney, PhD, FACMG
Section Head, Hereditary Genomics
Division of Laboratory Genetics and Genomics
Mayo Clinic
200 First Street SW Rochester, MN 55905
Phone: 507-266-9425
ORCID: 0000-0002-6002-6494

Ethical, Legal and Social Issues Editor
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

R. Ryanne Wu, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor of Health Services and Systems Research
Duke-National University of Singapore Medical School
Duke General Internal Medicine
5th floor
411 West Chapel Hill Street
Durham, NC 27701

Genetics in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Susan Klugman, MD
Director, Reproductive and Medical Genetics
Profesesor, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health
Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center
1695 Eastchester Road Suite 301
Bronx, NY 10461

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
American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics
7101 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1101
Bethesda, MD 20814-4854

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