Meet Our Team | Overview
The Neonatal Genomics Program comprises a group of clinicians and researchers with expertise in neonatal-perinatal medicine, genetics and genomics, epidemiology, health services research, and computational genomics.
|Monica Hsiung Wojcik, MD, MPH
Dr. Wojcik is a physician-scientist with clinical training in both neonatology and genetics and research expertise in clinical effectiveness, health services research, and genomic analysis. Her research focuses on implementing genomic medicine equitably to improve health and health-related quality of life for all infants and their families.
|Sarah Morton, MD, PhD
Dr. Morton is a physician-scientist with clinical training in neonatology and basic science expertise in developmental biology, genetics, and computational biology. Her research focuses on discovering genes and variants that explain human disease and understanding how genetic factors contribute to the long-term health of infants and children with congenital anomalies.
Amy O'Connell, MD, PhD
|Micael Duyzend, MD, PhD
Dr. Duyzend is a clinician-scientist with basic science expertise in genetics and genomics, sequencing technologies, and computational biology. His research focuses on understanding genetics across the developmental continuum, from conception through infancy, and the development of methods to track and analyze genetic and clinical data longitudinally through this period.
Laura Tannenbaum, NNP
|Chelsea Machin, RN
Chelsea Machin is a nurse in the NICU who has spearheaded our efforts to improve our clinical diagnostic approaches.
|Tabitha Poorvu, MS, LCGC
Tabitha Poorvu is the Genetic Counseling Program Manager in the Maternal-Fetal Care Center; she has clinical and research expertise in perinatal genetic diagnosis and complex fetal care. She has been a prenatal genetic counselor for 11 years and lead genetic counselor the MFCC for 7 years.
|Malike Sud, MS, LCGC
Malika Sud is a genetic counselor who works in the Maternal-Fetal Care Center; she has clinical and research expertise in rare disease diagnosis and perinatal outcomes. She has also been involved in several projects at the Broad Institute.
|Alissa D'Gama, MD, PhD
Dr. D’Gama is a fellow in the Harvard Neonatal Perinatal Medicine program with research expertise in developmental neuroscience and translational genetics and genomics. Her research focuses on investigating genetic mechanisms of disease and advancing equitable precision medicine for infants with genetic disorders, especially infants with epilepsy and neurogenetic conditions.
|Rachel Stadelmaier Hu, MD
Dr. Hu is a fellow in the Harvard Neonatal Perinatal Medicine program with research expertise in epidemiologic methods used for clinical genetics and the impact of genetic diagnosis on the care of critically ill infants. Her research focuses on understanding the clinical effectiveness of diagnostic genetic evaluations in the NICU through analysis of population data.
|Pankaj Agrawal, MD, MSSc
Dr. Agrawal started the Neonatal Genomics Program at Boston Children’s in 2016 and is currently the Chief of Neonatology at University of Miami Jackson Health System (since 2023). He has led multiple studies related to genomic sequencing, particularly for critically ill infants, such as the BabySeq study, the Manton Center for Orphan Disease Research Gene Discovery Core, and the Virtual Genome Center (VIGOR) for Infant Health.