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ACGA 2019 Election

Board of Director Candidates (select 3)
(alphabetical order)

Yue Guan, PhD, ScM, CGC

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
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Dr. Guan received her Bachelor of Medicine from Peking University in China. She holds a PhD in Public Health and a Master of Science in Genetic Counseling from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Guan is a board-certified genetic counselor and health communication scientist. Her clinical career focused on prenatal and monogenic diabetes genetic counseling. She has served as a study investigator on several NIH funded grants to develop effective communications of genetic information, and disseminate genetic screening applications outside genetic clinical settings in the domain of common diseases. She has served on national committees for the American Board of Genetic Counselors (ABGC) Research Committee and the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Practice Guideline Committee.



Hong Li, MD, PhD, FACMG

Associate Professor, Department of Human Genetics
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine











Dr.Li completed her Pediatrics and Medical Genetics Combined Residency training in Children’s Hospital of Michigan and Medical Biochemical Genetics Fellowship training at Harvard Medical School. She is board certified in pediatrics, clinical genetics and medical biochemical genetics. Dr.Li specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of inherited metabolic disorders especially neurometabolic disorders, lysosomal storage diseases and broad spectrum genetic disorders with dysmorphic features and intellectual disability. As the advisory committee member of Georgia NBS program, She extensively involves state NBS new development, implement, and clinical follow up for patients with metabolic diseases. She actively involves and serves as the principle investigator for multiple clinical trials of cutting-edge treatment for metabolic diseases. Dr.Li is also the former medical director of the Genetic Counseling Training Program at Emory University and primary instructor for Medical Genetics Course. She supervises resident, fellow, medical students and genetic counselor students during their clinical rotations in Genetics. 



Jie Liu, MBBS, MMSc, PhD

Assistant Professor, Division of Human Genetics
Co-Director, Laboratory for Genetics and Genomics
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center














Dr. Liu has gained in-depth understanding of human disease, through systematic training in medical school and PhD training in Human Genetics. She has completed the ABMGG fellowship in both molecular genetics and cytogenetics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC). Previously she also worked as a human molecular geneticist at PreventionGenetics for over three years. Working and training in two different high-throughput, CAP/CLIA approved clinical laboratories has helped Dr. Liu grow into a well-rounded clinical laboratory geneticist. She has substantial experience in a broad array of diagnostic testing technologies, ranging from genotyping and karyotyping to whole exome sequencing and chromosomal microarray. At CCHMC, Dr. Liu and her colleagues have been working with physician collaborator closely to integrate patients’ pathology/hematology lab results into genetic testing reports with the goal of facilitating medical management of patients. 



Yaping Yang, PhD, FACMG

Visiting Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
Founder & CEO, AiLife Diagnostics















Dr. Yang is an ABMGG certified clinical molecular geneticist with over 20 years of experience in genomic sequencing, clinical NGS reporting and new disease gene discoveries. Previously a full professor at Baylor College of Medicine and Baylor Genetics, Dr. Yang led the clinical exome for seven years. Her team has made thousands of molecular diagnoses and numerous new gene discoveries. Dr. Yang produced multiple publications in high impact journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Nature Genetics, the American Journal of Human Genetics, and Genetics in Medicine. Those publications documented the clinical utility of clinical NGS, the impact of NGS on medical management of patients, as well as new disease genes and the underlining disease mechanisms.