Lynette Hammond Gerido is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioethics at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). Prior to joining CWRU, Dr. Gerido Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, funded by the NIH National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) program. She received a PhD at Florida State University School of Information, an MPH at Drexel University, and an MBA at George Washington University, where she became immersed in health policy and disparities research. She spent a summer abroad studying public-private partnerships in universal healthcare systems at the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil. Dr. Gerido has industry experience in technical program management, software engineering, web development, and visual communications for various federal and academic teams.
Dr. Gerido partners with communities in research to inform clinical practice, technological design, and policy. She uses population data to visualize trends in the ethical, legal, and social implications of clinical research, public health campaigns, and consumer health technologies then employs mixed methods to reveal underlying information and communications needs of patients and their families. Her past work explored racial disparities in the uptake of genetic susceptibility testing for hereditary cancers associated with sociocultural barriers to accessing health information, validity of testing results, and access to genetic counseling.
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