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Ilana S Mittman
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Ilana S Mittman Ph.D., M.S.

Academic Title: Adjunct Instructor
Primary Appointment: Epidemiology & Public Health
imittman@dhmh.state.md
Location: 201 W. Preston Street, 500E
Phone: (410) 767-6529
Phone: (410) 342-0792
Fax: (410) 333-5100

Personal History:

Education

* Ph.D., Health Policy & Management, 2005, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
* M.S., Human Genetics, 1984, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
* B.Sc., Biology, 1979, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

Certifications

* Diplomate, American Board of Genetic Counseling - 1993
* Diplomate, American Board of Medical Genetics - 1987

Memberships

* American Public Health Association (APHA)
* National Society of Genetic Counselors(NSGC)
* Board of Directors, Black-Jewish Forum of Baltimore (BLEWS)
* Kellogg Fellowship Leadership Alliance (KFLA)
* Genomics Forum of the American Public Health Association

Employment History

Instructor/Workforce Diversity Director, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine/Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, Baltimore, MD; 2/2006 - Present

Project Director, Howard University College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Division of Medical Genetics, Washington, DC; 1997-2000

Project Director, Howard University Genetic Counseling Program, Division of Medical Genetics, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Washington, DC; 1997 - 2000

Project Director, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Department of Women's and Children's Services, Baltimore, MD; 1993 - 1997

Research Associate, University of Maryland at Baltimore, Division of Medical Genetics, Baltimore, MD; 1991 - 1992

Project Director, University of California at San Francisco, Reproductive Genetics, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA; 1987 - 1991

Program Coordinator, University of California at San Francisco, Northern California Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA; 1985 - 1987

Faculty Appointments

Instructor, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Baltimore, MD; 11/2006 - Present

Assistant Professor, Howard University College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Division of Medical Genetics, Washington, DC; 1999 - 2000

Clinical Assistant Professor, Howard University College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Division of Medical Genetics, Washington, DC; 1996 - 1999

Research Interests:

Minority Health and Health Disparities, Cultural Competency, Diversity, Genomics and Public Health

Clinical Speciality:

Genetic Counseling


Publications:

Journals

Mittman IS and Katy D. Diversity in genetic counseling: past, present and future. Journal of Genetic Counseling. In Print. Publication date, August, 2008.
Published online June 17, 2008.

Mittman I, Maman S and Bowie J. Exploring the discourse between genetic counselors and Orthodox Jewish community members. Patient Education and Counseling, 65 (2): 230-236, 2007.

Mittman I, and Secundy MG. A national dialogue on genetics and minority issues. Community Genetics, 1 (3):190-200, 1998.

Mittman I. Genetic education to diverse communities employing a community empowerment model. Community Genetics, 1 (3):160-165, 1998.

Mittman I. Cromblehole WR, Golbus MS, and Green JR. Reproductive genetic counseling to Asian Pacific and Latin American immigrants. Journal of Genetic Counseling, 7 (1):49-70, 1997.

Weil J and Mittman I. A teaching framework for cross-cultural genetic counseling. Journal of Genetic Counseling, 2 (3) 159-169, 1993.

Submitted

Lin-Fu JS, Lee MT and Mittman IS. Unequal access to the US health care system: An Asian American perspective. Submitted to Public Health Reports, 12/27/07.

Other Publications

Mittman I. Shidduchim and genetic health. Where, What, When: the Community Newsletter of the Baltimore Orthodox Jewish community September 10, 2006.

Mittman I. Oberstein F, and Sperling M. Genetics in Our Daily Life. Where, What, When: the Community Newsletter of the Baltimore Orthodox Jewish community. May 10, 2006.

Mittman I. We must all be equal partners in the new age of genetics [Commentary]. The Scientist, 11 (20):8, 1997.

Bowles, B.; Chen, L.; Israel, J.; Fine B.; and Mittman, I. Seeking a common ground. A dialogue between disability rights and genetics. Perspectives in Genetic Counseling, 18(3), 1996.

Mittman I. Overcoming barriers: A minority genetic counselor's story. Perspectives in Genetic Counseling, Vol 17(3), 1995.

Mittman I. Encouraging diversity among genetic counselors. Perspectives in Genetic Counseling, 17(3) 1995.

Mittman I. Conflict between ancient culture and modern technology [Case Report]. NSGC Perspectives, 10(1):3-4, 1988.

Mittman I. All you wanted to know about sickle cell trait [Pamphlet]. UCSF Publications, 1986.