Associate Professor; Director of Community Engaged Research, University of Louisville
Amy A. Lemke, PhD, MS, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Clinical and Translational Research at the University of Louisville. She is also Director of Community Engaged Research at Norton Children's Research Institute, affiliated with the University of Louisville, where she leads a Research Core to support investigators in the use of qualitative approaches, survey design, and mixed methods in their research programs. Dr. Lemke is experienced in conducting multi-site studies aimed at assessing genomic research and clinical innovations and the impact on patients, providers and health systems. Her expertise includes the use of community engaged research strategies, such as community-based participatory research and deliberative engagement, to collaborate with underrepresented and minoritized populations in genomic testing research. Dr. Lemke's current research focuses on mixed-methods investigations of: the outcomes of genomic screening in a variety of settings; the utility of genomic testing for patients, caretakers and providers; and the contextual factors that facilitate or hinder genomic test utilization in varied populations. Additionally, she leads practice guidance and policy efforts in addressing underrepresentation in genomics research and genomics-enabled clinical care.