I am a pediatrician and geneticist and have held academic appointments and have worked in pediatric clinics at the local and international levels. Currently, I am a consultant to the American College of Genetics and Genomics and Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy and Medical Advisor to Save Babies Through Screening Foundation. Prior I have served as Special Advisor at the Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH) and as a Senior Medical and Science Advisor at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), NIH. I have served in an oversight and advisory capacity about genetics and newborn screening US Department of HHS and to nongovernmental organizations. I am a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and an Emeritus Member of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics. Over a 25-year commitment to infants, children and mothers, I have made numerous contributions nationwide and internationally that have improved and expanded the quality, services and scope of the Newborn Screening System and Medical Homes for children identified through newborn screening. I also have received awards and honors for my work in maternal and child health, genetics and newborn screening from HHS and nongovernmental organizations.
public health, genetics, participatory research, education, communication practices