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Dr. Andrea L. Durst, MS, DrPH, LCGC

Assistant Professor, Human Genetics

Assistant Director, Genetic Counseling Program, Human Genetics

Co-Director, MPH in Public Health Genetics Program, Human Genetics

Contact

3137 Parran Hall, 130 DeSoto St.
R-znvy: nqhefg@cvgg.rqh
Primary Phone: 967-179-8645
Fax: 967-179-8575


Personal Statement

Dr. Durst joined the Genetic Counseling Program in May 2015 as Assistant Program Director and was named Co-Director of the MPH in Public Health Genetics Program in 2016. She joins these programs with extensive experience in clinical cancer genetic counseling, management, and public health genetics. Dr. Durst’s teaching interests are in genetic counseling, clinical genetics, and public health genetics. She provides support for Genetic Counseling Program development and is engaged in teaching, student research, and the coordination of student clinical rotations.


Dr. Durst’s research interests include public health genetics and cancer genetics. Specifically, she is interested in the state implementation of CDC Tier 1 Genomic Applications for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer syndrome, Lynch syndrome and Familial Hypercholesterolemia. She has worked with a number of stakeholders on public health genetics projects, including the NYMAC Regional Genetics Network, the Genetic Alliance, the CDC, the Kentucky Cancer Registry, and the Michigan Department of Community Health. Dr. Durst was part of a team that developed educational materials on bidirectional cancer registry reporting for the identification of individuals at risk for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer syndrome and Lynch syndrome. She has previously worked with the Region 4 Genetics Collaborative as the facilitator for the Newborn Screening Long Term Follow-Up Workgroup.  Currently, Dr. Durst serves as co-chair of the NSGC Public Health SIG, Secretary/Treasurer of the Pennsylvania Association of Genetic Counselors, and Chair of the Steering Committee for the NYMAC Regional Genetics Network.


Education

2003 | Cornell University, Ithaca, NY | BS, Biology, cum laude
2005 | University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC | MS, Genetic Counseling
2015 | University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY | DrPH, Health Management and Policy


Teaching

HUGEN 2035:  Principles of Genetic Counseling

HUGEN 2036:  Genetic Counseling Internship

HUGEN 2038:  Intervention Skills for Genetic Counselors

HUGEN 2047:  Clinical Genetics Case Conference

HUGEN 2049:  Public Health Genetics

 


Selected Publications

Costich J and Durst A (2016).  Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Funding for Newborn Screening Services. Public Health Reports, 131(1): 160-6.

 

Holsinger JW, Lewis A, and Chen Q (2015).  Undergraduate Public Health Education: Does It Meet Public Health Workforce Needs?  Frontiers in Public Health 3: 1-3.




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