Dr. Guan is a board-certified genetic counselor and social behavioral scientist. She holds a Masters of Science in Genetic Counseling and a PhD in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University. Her research work has focused on translational research in precision public health: communication research to develop and evaluate effective communications of genomic information, implementation and dissemination research to promote the adoption of evidence-based genomic applications in public health, and community engagement research to expand the reach of genomic screening programs to underserved minority populations.
Dr. Guan has served on multiple national committees, including the American Board of Genetic Counselors (ABGC) Research Committee and the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Practice Guideline Committee.
Areas of Interest
- Behavior and Health
- Cancer Prevention
- Health Communication
- Health Literacy
- Health Promotion
- Public Health Practice
- Risk Assessment
Affiliations & Activities
Course: Public Health Genomics (HGC-805-000)
- Borzekowski DL, Guan Y, Smith KC, Erby LH, Roter DL., 2014, The Angelina effect: immediate reach, grasp, and impact of going public, Genetics in medicine: official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics, 16, 516-21
- Guan Y, Roter DL, Erby LH, Wolff JL, Gitlin LN, Roberts JS, Green RC, Christensen KD, 2017, Disclosing genetic risk of Alzheimer’s disease to cognitively impaired patients and visit companions: Findings from the REVEAL Study, Patient education and counseling, 100, 927-935
- Guan Y, Maloney KA, Roter DL, Pollin TI, 2017, Evaluation of the informational content, readability and comprehensibility of online health information on monogenic diabetes, Journal of genetic counseling, 27, 608-615
- Guan Y, Nehl E, Pencea I, Condit CM, Escoffery C, Bellcross CA, McBride CM., 2019, Willingness to decrease mammogram frequency among women at low risk for hereditary breast cancer, Scientific Reports, ,