Health Promotion and Genomics Lab
The Health Promotion and Genomics Lab focuses on the cutting-edge field of public health genomics. The lab’s mission is to train and engage health educators to maximize the benefits of genomic discoveries and minimize the potential harm to the lay public and underserved populations.
The HPG lab is developing, implementing and evaluating an evidence-based cancer genomics training program for practicing health educators, which is the first training program of its kind for health educators and is conducting an international comparison project to examine the awareness, knowledge, attitudes and education needs to autism genetic testing among American and Taiwanese parents. Finally, the HPG Lab is working with several major Chinese American communities in the Southern U.S. to examine Chinese Americans’ views and knowledge regarding genomics.
Dr. Lei-Shih Chen, Director