Southeast Regional Genetics Network

Decatur, Georgia

Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virgin Islands

Mission Statement


“The program intends to improve health equity and health outcomes in individuals with genetic conditions, reduce morbidity and mortality caused by genetic conditions (including congenital and metabolic disorders); and to improve the quality of coordinated and comprehensive genetic services to children and their families.”

Purpose of SERN


  • Link medically underserved populations (based on poverty, rural geographic location, and/or populations that experience health disparities) to genetic services
  • Implement quality improvement activities to increase the connection with genetic services for the medically underserved
  • Implement evidence-based innovative models of telehealth and/or telemedicine with a focus on clinical genetics outreach
  • Provide resources to genetic service providers, public health officials and families.
  • Improve coordinated long-term follow-up and delivery of comprehensive genetic services.

Regional Leadership


Project Director:

Rani Singh, PhD

Co-Project Director:

Hans Andersson, MD

Project Managers:

Yetsa Osara, MPH
Theresa Pringle, MPH

Contact Information


2165 North Decatur Road
Decatur, GA 30033-5307
Phone: 404-778-8519