Kaitlin Kirkpatrick Heimke, MPH
- MPH – Public Health Genetics, University of Pittsburgh
- BS - Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of Washington
Ms. Kaitlin Kirkpatrick Heimke is a Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) Fellow in the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program’s (EGRP) Genomic Epidemiology Branch (GEB). In this role, she provides research support for several projects, including the Participant Engagement and Cancer Genome Sequencing (PE-CGS) network.
Ms. Kirkpatrick Heimke received her MPH in Public Health Genetics from the University of Pittsburgh and her B.S. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from the University of Washington. Her master’s research project explored the relationship between the epigenomics of brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and psychological symptoms in individuals with breast cancer. Some of Ms. Kirkpatrick Heimke's professional interests include genetic return of results methodologies, addressing disparities in access to genetic services such as genetic testing, increasing genomic research that benefits underserved populations, and medical/genomic ethics.