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Pharmacogenetic Testing in Mental Health: Rural, Population, & Global Health


Janelle Ali-Dinar, PhD is a rural healthcare expert and advocate with more than 15 years of senior healthcare executive experience in many key areas addressing policy initiatives, funding and operations as it relates to critical access hospitals (CAHs), rural health clinics (RHCs), Federal Qualified Health Centers (FQHC’s), Accountable Care Organizations (ACO’s) physicians, and patients. Dr. Ali-Dinar is a sought-after speaker on Capitol Hill. A former hospital CEO and regional rural strategy executive, Janelle serves on many state and federal boards addressing the needs of rural, public, minority, Tribal, refugee and international community health and healthcare access. She is also a past National Rural Health Association Rural Fellow, Rural Congress member, and Nebraska Rural Health Association president. She is currently the Nebraska DHHS Chair of The Office of Minority Health Statewide Council. She serves on the Regional Health Equity Region VII council as co-chair of Rural Health and Partnerships, The Mid Western Public Health Training Center Advisory Council and National Diabetes Advisory Council. She also serves on the RAC Monitor Editorial Board and provides weekly national podcasts and colum on healthcare, policy and issues of technology, access and delivery. Dr. Ali-Dinar is currently the VP of Population Health, Rural Health and Global Health Initiatives for MyGenetx providing population/precision health solutions in behavioural health, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Janelle holds a master’s degree and doctorate in communications and policy and is a recent graduate in public health/ public health leadership.

Dave Vigerust, Ph.D. is the Chief Science Officer of MyGenetx joins host Kristin Walker.

Abuse, abuse recovery, anxiety, authentic life, behavioral health, community, coping skills, current events, de-stigmatizing mental health, depression, destigmatize mental health, destigmatizing mental health, emotional abuse, empath, healing, healing life, healing lifestyle, Kristin Sunanta Walker, life skills, mental health, mental health awareness, mental illness, narcissistic abuse, narcissistic abuse recovery, overall health, psychology, PTSD, self-care, suicide, suicide prevention, trauma, Trauma recovery


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