Amy Sturm


Professor and Director of Cardiovascular Genomic Counseling, Senior Investigator

Professor and Director of Cardiovascular Genomic Counseling, Senior Investigator

My research interests include the overarching topics of cardiovascular genetics and genetic counseling, and the development, implementation and outcomes testing of novel genomic counseling delivery models. Within the domain of cardiovascular genetics, I am very interested in familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), and the development of risk communication tools and interventions to impact treatment and health outcomes in patients with FH. I am also very interested in using formative research findings to develop, implement, and test cascade testing models in families with genetic cardiovascular conditions. Specifically, I am interested in determining whether patients, their at-risk relatives, and healthcare providers are open to active cascade testing methods, including direct contact of at-risk relatives by the genomics clinical service.

In addition, I am interested in the development, implementation, and outcomes testing of novel genomic counseling service delivery models. Much of my previous research has focused on the development of a genomic counseling model for the delivery of actionable genomic testing information. My co-investigators and I have developed a Conceptual Practice Model of Genomic Counseling that we plan to test in different populations. This model was developed to be scalable to large precision health cohorts, such as the MyCode Community Health Initiative.

Interview with Amy (published July 2021) https://mendelspod.com/podcasts/amy-sturm-geisinger-talks-fh-and-new-imp...

Listen to the interview with Amy (published March 2020) https://mendelspod.com/podcasts/90-go-undiagnosed-says-geisinger%E2%80%9...



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