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. Abdallah, K, Buscetta, A, Cooper, K, Byeon, J, Crouch, A, Pink, S, Minniti, C, Bonham, VL. Emergency Department Utilization for Patients Living With Sickle Cell Disease: Psychosocial Predictors of Health Care Behaviors. Ann Emerg Med 2020; 76 (3S): S56-S63. PubMed PMID:32928463 .
  2. Hiratsuka, VY, Hahn, MJ, Woodbury, RB, Hull, SC, Wilson, DR, Bonham, VL, Dillard, DA, Alaska Native Genomics Research Workshop Group, Avey, JP, Beckel-Mitchener, AC et al.. Alaska Native genomic research: perspectives from Alaska Native leaders, federal staff, and biomedical researchers. Genet. Med. 2020; : . PubMed PMID:32839571 .
  3. Stewart, CA, Cooper, KE, Raymond, MB, Fletcher, FE, Bonham, VL. Pragmatic Clinical Trial-Collateral Findings: Recognizing the Needs of Low-Resource Research Participants. Am J Bioeth 2020; 20 (1): 19-21. PubMed PMID:31896326 .
  4. Wolf, SM, Bonham, VL, Bruce, MA. How Can Law Support Development of Genomics and Precision Medicine to Advance Health Equity and Reduce Disparities? Ethn Dis 2019; 29 (Suppl 3): 623-628. PubMed PMID:31889767 PubMed Central PMC6919974.
  5. Hollister, BM, Gatter, MC, Abdallah, KE, Armsby, AJ, Buscetta, AJ, Byeon, YJJ, Cooper, KE, Desine, S, Persaud, A, Ormond, KE et al.. Perspectives of Sickle Cell Disease Stakeholders on Heritable Genome Editing. CRISPR J 2019; 2 (6): 441-449. PubMed PMID:31742431 PubMed Central PMC6919256.
  6. Senier, L, McBride, CM, Ramsey, AT, Bonham, VL, Chambers, DA. Blending Insights from Implementation Science and the Social Sciences to Mitigate Inequities in Screening for Hereditary Cancer Syndromes. Int J Environ Res Public Health 2019; 16 (20): . PubMed PMID:31618814 PubMed Central PMC6843353.
  7. Koehly, LM, Persky, S, Philip Shaw,, Bonham, VL, Marcum, CS, Sudre, GP, Lea, DE, Davis, SK. Social and behavioral science at the forefront of genomics: Discovery, translation, and health equity. Soc Sci Med 2019; : 112450. PubMed PMID:31558303 .
  8. Byeon, YJJ, Sellers, SL, Bonham, VL. Intersectionality and Clinical Decision Making: The Role of Race. Am J Bioeth 2019; 19 (2): 20-22. PubMed PMID:31447617 PubMed Central PMC6707733.
  9. Williams, JK, Bonham, VL, Wicklund, C, Coleman, B, Taylor, JY, Cashion, AK. Advocacy and actions to address disparities in access to genomic health care: A report on a National Academies workshop. Nurs Outlook ; 67 (5): 605-612. PubMed PMID:31395393 .
  10. Ormond, KE, Bombard, Y, Bonham, VL, Hoffman-Andrews, L, Howard, H, Isasi, R, Musunuru, K, Riggan, KA, Michie, M, Allyse, M et al.. The clinical application of gene editing: ethical and social issues. Per Med 2019; 16 (4): 337-350. PubMed PMID:31331245 .
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