Brenda WilsonProfessor & Associate Dean, Community Health and Humanities MBChB MSc MRCP(UK) FFPH
Community Health and Humanities
Faculty of Medicine, M4M103
Faculty of Medicine, M4M103
I am a Professor in the Division of Community Health and Humanities at Memorial University of Newfoundland.
I joined the Division in April, 2018.
As a public health physician and health services researcher, and I have research interests in two related areas: the population and health system aspects of developments in genetics, genomics, and precision health; and promoting evidence-based approaches to shared decision making about prevention and screening in primary care.
My research work is usually interdisciplinary, and spans many questions about how we judge the usefulness of a test or technology (to people, the health system, or society), how we promote the appropriate use of those that do seem to be useful, and how we build a system that supports people and professionals in making good decisions about health interventions.
- the different ways in which parental consent processes are understood and implemented in newborn screening programs
- family history in stratifying risk and promoting evidence-based prevention in complex diseases in primary care modelling the clinical implications of introducing next generation sequencing as the primary technology for newborn screening
- value of information analysis and value of implementation analysis in directing research priorities in precision medicine
- the perspectives of Australian citizens on non-medical consumer genomics
- promoting effective shared decision making in non-invasive prenatal testing
I am not currently recruiting master’s and doctoral students.
Wilson BJ, Bell NR, Grad R, Thériault G, Dickinson JA, Singh H, Groulx S, Szafran O. Practice organization for preventive screening. CFP 2018; 64: 816-9. http://www.cfp.ca/content/cfp/64/11/816.full.pdf
Metcalfe SA, Hickerton C, Savard J, Terrill B, Turbitt E, Gaff C, Gray K, Middleton A, Wilson B, Newson AJ. Australians’ views on personal genomic testing: focus group findings from the Genioz study. Eur J Human Genet 2018; https://doi.org/10.1038/s41431-018-0151-1
Wilson BJ, Miller FA, Rousseau F. Controversy and debate on clinical genomics sequencing – paper 1: Genomics is not exceptional: rigorous evaluations are necessary for clinical applications of genomic sequencing. J Clin Epi 2017; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2017.08.018
Wilson BJ, Courage S, Bacchus M, Dickinson JA, Klarenbach S, Jaramillo Garcia A, Sims-Jones N, Thombs BD, Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care. Screening for impaired vision in community-dwelling adults aged 65 years and older in primary care settings. CMAJ 2018; https://doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.171430