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Congrats to Kurt Christensen, Ann Wu, and colleagues on their publication Benefits, harms, and costs of newborn genetic screening for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: Estimates from the PreEMPT model being featured in Genetics in Medicine!

The visual abstract was also featured online. Visual abstract designed by Mikaela Batista.

Cheers to Sharon Lutz and colleagues on their publication Integrating Genetics, Transcriptomics, and Proteomics in Lung Tissue to Investigate COPD featured in American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology!

Cheers to Sharon Lutz and colleagues on their publication Clinical Markers Associated With Risk of Suicide or Drug Overdose Among Individuals With Smoking Exposure: A Longitudinal Follow-up Study of the COPDGene Cohort featured in Chest!

Guest speaker Justin Yu, MD, MS presented “Understanding and Improving the Well-Being of Caregivers of Children with Medical Complexity" on February 27.


CHeRP is thrilled to announce Kirsten Voorhies’ promotion to Senior Biostatistician. This promotion reflects the excellent work and increased responsibilities that Kirsten has taken on. Kirsten demonstrates strong leadership in the development of new statistical methods for use in research projects and takes primary responsibility for and lead authorship on scientific reports. She has made important contributions to the division through her work with Dr. Sharon Lutz, and CHeRP is so happy to see her take on this new role. Congratulations, Kirsten!

Guest speaker Dr. Angela Dixon, PhD presented her seminar “Empty Seats at the Dinner Table: Black-White Disparities in Exposure to Household Member Deaths” on March 27


Congratulations to Hadley Stevens Smith on receiving the 2023 Ebert Fellowship! Given annually in memory of Robert H. Ebert, founder of Harvard Community Health Plan and former Dean of Harvard Medical School, the Ebert Fellowship is part of the Harvard Medical School Eleanor and Miles Shore Faculty Development Awards. The fellowship is awarded to junior faculty to support research and career development in population medicine.

CHeRP is delighted that Davene Wright has agreed to serve as Associate Director. Since joining CHeRP in 2019, she has made substantial contributions to CHeRP and to the department - from research in decision sciences, to best practices in DEI hiring and to developing your personal brand! Congratulations and thank you!

CHeRP is excited to announce Ryan Walsh’s promotion to Senior Administrative/Project Specialist. This promotion reflects Ryan’s increased administrative and project responsibilities, and the excellent work and leadership that he demonstrates in leading pre-award processes for multiple faculty members, supporting projects for the division, and mentoring new administrative staff. Ryan is a crucial part of the CHeRP team and we are so happy to see his growth in the division. Congratulations, Ryan!

Hadley Stevens Smith received a DPM Faculty Grant, for her project titled, Health care utilization among families of children with genetic conditions.

CHeRP had guest speaker, Dr. Rebecca Delaney, present “Facing the Impossible: Development and Evaluation of a Decision Aid for Severe Congenital Heart Disease” at our 1/23/23 CHeRP Seminar.

Alon Peltz and colleagues’ publication Food Insecurity Was Associated With Greater Family Health Care Expenditures In The US, 2016-17 is featured in Health Affairs.

Sharon Lutz and colleagues’ publication A comparison between similarity matrices for principal component analysis to assess population stratification in sequenced genetic data sets is featured in Briefings in Bioinformatics.

Katherine Yih and Judy Maro’s publication A broad assessment of covid-19 vaccine safety using tree-based data-mining in the vaccine safety datalink is featured in Vaccine.

Kurt Christensen and colleagues’ publication Awareness and utilization of genetic testing among Hispanic and Latino adults living in the US: The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos is featured in HGG Advances.

Davene Wright and colleagues’ publication Student-Athlete Preferences for Sexual Violence Reporting: A Discrete Choice Experiment is featured in The Patient.

Alon Peltz’ article Measuring health disparities using a continuous social risk factor is featured in Health Services Research!

Ann Wu and colleagues’ article Teleallergy: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going? is featured in JACI In Practice.