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My research interests focus on translating genetic and genomic advances into patient care. My projects include the implementation of family health history tools for improvement of patient care and the creation of tools that explain genetic and genomic advances to diverse patient populations. I work to identify and eliminate barriers to the implementation of genetic and genomic medicine in populations that have been traditionally underrepresented in genomic research and medical testing. With rapidly growing fields such as epigenetics and genomic sequencing there is a need to determine the clinical utility of burgeoning tests. In order to achieve this goal, I utilize large patient populations to interrogate real world applications for genetics in healthcare. I focus on the application of genetic testing throughout a patient’s life, from pre-conception through healthy aging.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Plant Pathology, Texas A & M University

BS in Bioenvironmental Sciences, Texas A & M University

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Projects 2014 2018

Research Output 2002 2019

  • 414 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
  • 22 Article
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Editorial

Affordable Care Act and cancer stage at diagnosis in an underserved population

Lu, Y., Jackson, B. E., Gehr, A. W., Cross, D. S., Neerukonda, L., Tanna, B., Ghabach, B. & Ojha, R. P., 1 Sep 2019, In : Preventive Medicine. 126, 105748.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Vulnerable Populations
Insurance Coverage

Diversity in the era of precision medicine - From bench to bedside implementation

Mamun, A., Nsiah, N. Y., Srinivasan, M., Chaturvedula, A., Basha, R., Cross, D., Jones, H. P., Nandy, K. & Vishwanatha, J. K., 1 Jan 2019, In : Ethnicity and Disease. 29, 3, p. 517-524 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Precision Medicine
4 Citations (Scopus)

Implementation, adoption, and utility of family health history risk assessment in diverse care settings: evaluating implementation processes and impact with an implementation framework

Wu, R. R., Myers, R. A., Sperber, N., Voils, C. I., Neuner, J., McCarty, C. A., Haller, I. V., Harry, M., Fulda, K. G., Cross, D. S., Dimmock, D., Rakhra-Burris, T., Buchanan, A. H., Ginsburg, G. S. & Orlando, L. A., 1 Feb 2019, In : Genetics in Medicine. 21, 2, p. 331-338 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Medical History Taking
Primary Health Care
Family Health
Clinical Decision Support Systems
Delivery of Health Care
2 Citations (Scopus)

A SMAD4 mutation indicative of juvenile polyposis syndrome in a family previously diagnosed with Menetrier's disease

Burmester, J. K., Bell, L. N., Cross, D., Meyer, P. & Yale, S. H., 1 Oct 2016, In : Digestive and Liver Disease. 48, 10, p. 1255-1259 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hypertrophic Gastritis
Juvenile polyposis syndrome
Nucleic Acid Regulatory Sequences

Long-term recall of elements of informed consent: A pilot study comparing traditional and computer-based consenting

McCarty, C. A., Berg, R., Waudby, C., Foth, W., Kitchner, T. & Cross, D. S., 1 Jan 2015, In : IRB Ethics and Human Research. 37, 1, p. 1-5 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle