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John Quillin, Ph.D., M.P.H., C.G.C.

Research program member: Cancer Prevention and Control

Box 980033
1300 E. Marshall St.
Richmond, VA 23298




Assistant Professor, Human and Molecular Genetics, School of Medicine


PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University (2005)
MPH, Virginia Commonwealth University (2004)

Research description

My current cancer-related research is in collaboration with trainees. Topics include: randomized trial of patient re-contact letters to inform patients of updated hereditary cancer testing options; descriptive study of 10-year institutional experience with genetic testing for hereditary cancer; systematic review of the impact of lifestyle/nutritional factors on breast cancer risk among high-risk women; knowledge/attitudes of emerging adult African-American women regarding hereditary breast cancer testing; and study of clinician knowledge about somatic tumor testing.

Research keywords

Genetic counseling, hereditary cancer, genetic testing, ethics, risk communication

Published research

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Awards and honors

Outstanding Teacher Award, 2008, Virginia Commonwealth University
Sharon H. Kohlenberg Healthcare Service Award, 2006, Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation
Roscoe D. Hughes Award, 2005, Virginia Commonwealth University