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Debra Duquette, MS, CGC

Genomics Coordinator and

Program Manager

Michigan Department of Community Health

Debra Duquette, MS, CGC has served as the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) genomics coordinator since 2004.  Over the past 9 years, Ms Duquette has served as a project manager on two Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office of Public Health Genomics cooperative agreements and two CDC Division of Cancer Prevention and Control cooperative agreements with Michigan Department of Community Health for public health genomics.  She is also the Founder of the Lynch Syndrome Screening Network (LSSN) which is a consortia of 90 institutions who are working to promote universal screening for Lynch syndrome on all newly diagnosed colorectal cancers. Since 2005, she has also served as the project manager for Sudden Cardiac Death of the Young Surveillance and Prevention. Michigan is considered to be the leader in public health genomics at the state level.

Ms. Duquette received a MS in genetic counseling from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, and a BS in biology and secondary education from Michigan State University. She is a board-certified genetic counselor with over 12 years of clinical genetics experience, providing services to over 10,000 Michigan families.