Lori Orlando Publishes Book On Genomics and Family Health History

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

"Managing Health in the Genomic Era" book cover

Lori Orlando, M.D., associate director of the Center for Applied Genomics and Precision Medicine, just added a new title to her biography: book author. 

The book, “Managing Health in the Genomic Era: A Guide to Family Health History and Disease Risk,” is an informal yet informative status update for clinicians and educators on genomics and family health history. The goal is for readers to learn the basic principles of the field so they can incorporate it into their patient care and teachings.

Throughout the 10 chapters, Orlando and her two co-authors discuss the practical considerations of family health history, genomic and genetic tests, and their relationship in order to better manage patient health, provide adult disease risk assessment, improve diagnosis, and support effective interventions and treatment. The authors also highlight relevant principles of genetic biology and inheritance, provide guidance on available support networks, and outline resources.

"For years, I have been speaking about these topics internationally and was always surprised at the level of excitement from my audience," said Orlando. "From these interactions, I realized that an easy-to-read book, not a textbook, was needed; something light, fun and full of useful information. I'm excited to bring this dream to fruition with the help of Drs. Henrich and Shirts." 

The expected release date is July 10, 2020, but you can pre-order your copy now on Elsevier’s website