Program Leadership

MPH Program Leadership

MPH IN PUBLIC HEALTH GENETICS PROGRAM DIRECTOR

ANDREA L. DURST

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Andrea Durst is the director of the MPH program in public health genetics. She also serves as associate director of the genetic counseling program. She brings extensive experience in clinical cancer genetic counseling, management, and public health genetics. Dr. Durst’s teaching interests are in genetic counseling and public health genetics. She provides support in genetic counseling program development and is engaged in teaching, student research, and the coordination of student clinical rotations.

Dr. Durst’s research/practice/service interests include public health genetics, genetic counseling 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 organizations on public health genetics projects, including the NYMAC Regional Genetics Network, the Cancer Genetics/Genomics Workgroup of the Pennsylvania Cancer Coalition, and the APHA Genomics Forum.