Brett Maricque, PhD

Assistant Professor of Genetics, McDonnell Genome Institute, School of Medicine

Brett Maricque’s work focuses on developing community engagement, research, and education programs designed to connect local communities with genomic technology and medicine. Current projects include ethnographic approaches to build capacity among Black St. Louisans for community-centered genomic medicine. Maricque worked with young adults who were incarcerated at Riker’s Island, focusing on mental and physical health, emotional well-being, education, and social service delivery, and he taught human genetics and genomics courses through the University of Illinois and Columbia University prison education programs. In WashU’s Prison Education Program, he teaches a data science and data ethics course.