Symposium Speaker: Vence Bonham, Jr, JD

Dr. Vence Bonham is Senior Advisor to the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Director on Genomics and Health Disparities. Dr. Bonham is also Associate Investigator in the NHGRI Social and Behavioral Research Branch and Head of the Health Disparities Unit. Dr. Bonham’s research interests the translation of genomic findings into the clinic and how that translation impacts health disparities. Dr. Bonham’s research team uses qualitative and quantitative methods to develop measurement tools grounded in theory (race and social cognitive), public health law, law, genomics, and clinical decision-making.

Recent Publications

  1. Floyd, KJ, Wossenseged, F, Buscetta, AJ, Fasaye, GA, Bonham, VL. Views of adults living with sickle cell disease on the theoretical return of secondary genomic findings. Genet Med 2023; 26 (1): 100993. PubMed PMID:37811899 .
  2. Okah, E, Cronholm, PF, Crow, B, Persaud, A, Westby, A, Bonham, VL. Race-Based Care and Beliefs Regarding the Etiology of Racial Differences in Health Outcomes. Am J Prev Med 2023; 64 (4): 477-482. PubMed PMID:36935165 PubMed Central PMC10031413.
  3. Adams, AD, Jumah, N, Okun, N, Bonham, VL. Equitable delivery of expanded genetic technologies: Considerations for prenatal and reproductive care. Prenat Diagn 2023; 43 (4): 435-442. PubMed PMID:36825328 .
  4. Hollister, BM, Schopp, EM, Telaak, SH, Buscetta, AJ, Dolwick, AP, Fortney, CJ, Bonham, VL, Persky, S. Educational considerations based on medical student use of polygenic risk information and apparent race in a simulated consultation. Genet Med 2022; 24 (11): 2389-2398. PubMed PMID:36053286 .
  5. Buscetta, AJ, Abdallah, KE, Floyd, KJ, Wossenseged, FS, Conn, CA, Ramirez, HC, Bonham, VL. Examining resilience of individuals living with sickle cell disease in the COVID-19 pandemic. BMC Psychol 2022; 10 (1): 156. PubMed PMID:35725582 PubMed Central PMC9207426.
  6. Appelbaum, PS, Burke, W, Parens, E, Zeevi, DA, Arbour, L, Garrison, NA, Bonham, VL, Chung, WK. Is there a way to reduce the inequity in variant interpretation on the basis of ancestry? Am J Hum Genet 2022; 109 (6): 981-988. PubMed PMID:35659933 PubMed Central PMC9247826.
  7. Cooper, KE, Abdallah, KE, Angove, RSM, Gallagher, KD, Bonham, VL. Navigating Access to Cancer Care: Identifying Barriers to Precision Cancer Medicine. Ethn Dis 2022; 32 (1): 39-48. PubMed PMID:35106043 PubMed Central PMC8785861.
  8. Thomas, SP, Amini, K, Floyd, KJ, Willard, R, Wossenseged, F, Keller, M, Scott, JB, Abdallah, KE, Buscetta, A, Bonham, VL et al.. Cultivating diversity as an ethos with an anti-racism approach in the scientific enterprise. HGG Adv 2021; 2 (4): 100052. PubMed PMID:35047843 PubMed Central PMC8756537.
  9. Booth, A, Bonham, V, Porteus, M, Ormond, KE. Correction to: Treatment decision‑making in sickle cell disease patients. J Community Genet 2022; 13 (1): 153-154. PubMed PMID:34939177 PubMed Central PMC8799812.
  10. Jefferson, JM, Sims, WM, Umeh, N, Byeon, YJJ, Abdallah, KE, Bonham, VL, Naik, RP, Smith-Whitley, K. Splenic infarction in sickle cell trait: A comprehensive systematic review of case studies. EJHaem 2021; 2 (3): 585-600. PubMed PMID:34870278 PubMed Central PMC8635393.
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