LOUISA A. STARK portrait
  • Professor, Human Genetics
  • Director, Genetic Science Learning Center
  • Co-Director, Community Collaboration & Engagement Team, Clinical & Translational Science Institute, School Of Medicine-Operations
  • Adjunct Professor, Population Health Sciences
  • Clinical Professor, Urban Institute for Teacher Education
  • H.A. and Edna Benning Presidential Endowed Chair, Human Genetics

Research Summary

My research seeks to realize a vision of universal science and health literacy that empowers individuals to make informed decisions for themselves, their family, their community and our planet; increases research literacy and support for biomedical research; and sparks the interest of the next generation of biomedical scientists, while simultaneously advancing the science of education research and community engagement.


  • BS, Biology, Grand Valley State University
  • PhD, Evolutionary Genetics, University of Colorado at Boulder