Nestled deep in the rolling hills of West Virginia are some of the most unique communities. What makes them so unique is everyone knows one another. They are connected by the bonds that were created by generations.
Everyone in the community has a story to tell and these stories are a key element to Dr. Taura Barr’s research and the use of genomic medicine through discussions of family health history.
Dr. Barr is hoping to grasp onto these stories to emphasize the importance of collecting family health history to identify risk for common diseases that run through the blood line of families.
‘Individuals can use their family health history to tailor their behavior change plans and to educate other family members and friends on what has worked and what has not,’ states Dr. Barr.