LOUISA A. STARK portrait
  • Professor, Human Genetics
  • Director, Genetic Science Learning Center
  • Co-Director, Community Collaboration & Engagement Team, Center for Clinical & Translational Science, 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

Publications

  • Stark LA. (2012). Cell Biology Apps for Apple Devices. CBE-Life Sciences Education 11:226-230. Published, 10/04/2012.
  • Rothwell E, Anderson R, Goldenberg A, Lewis, MH, Stark L, Burbank M, Wong B and Botkin JR. (2012) Assessing public attitudes on the retention and use of residual newborn screening blood samples: A focus group study. Social Science & Medicine 74:1305-1309. Published, 02/18/2012.
  • Botkin JR, Rothwell E, Anderson R, Stark L, Goldenberg A, Lewis M, Burbank M and Wong B. (2012) Public attitudes regarding the use of residual newborn screening specimens for research. Pediatrics. 129:231-238. doi: 10.1542/peds.2011-0970. Published, 02/2012.
  • Stark LA (2011) Life Sciences Career Exploration. CBE-Life Sciences Education. 10:231-234. Published, 10/2011.
  • Rothwell EW, Anderson RA, Burbank MJ, Goldenberg AJ, Lewis MH, Stark LA, Wong B and Botkin JB (2011) Concerns of newborn blood screening advisory committee members regarding storage and use of residual newborn screening blood spots. American Journal of Public Health. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2010.200485. Published, 10/2011.
  • Stark L (2011) Executive Producer. Stem Cells module. Electronic media: Educational materials published on the Genetic Science Learning Center’s Learn.Genetics and Teach.Genetics websites (http://learn.genetics.utah.edu and http://teach.genetics.utah.edu) University of Utah. Published, 01/2011.
  • Stark LA (2010) Beneficial Microorganisms: Countering Microbephobia. CBE-Life Sciences Education. 9:387-389. Published, 09/2010.
  • Stark LA (2010) Epigenetics Online: Multimedia Teaching Resources. CBE-Life Sciences Education 9:6-9. Published, 09/2010.
  • Stark L (2010) Executive Producer. Variation, Selection and Time module. Electronic media: Educational materials published on the Genetic Science Learning Center’s Learn.Genetics and Teach.Genetics websites (http://learn.genetics.utah.edu and http://teach.genetics.utah.edu) University of Utah. Published, 01/2010.
  • Stark LA and Pompei K. (2010) Making Genetics Easy to Understand. Science 327:538-539. Published, 01/2010.
  • Stark, LA. Darwin on the Web: Resources for Darwin 200 and Beyond. CBE-Life Sciences Education 8:1-6. Published, 2009.
    http://www.lifescied.org/cgi/reprint/8/1/1?maxtosh...
  • Stark LA, Giles R and Johnson J (2008) Consumer Genetics Education Network (CGEN): Genetics Education Materials for Hispanic/Latino Students and Families. NCC Collaborator 2 (2):3. Published, 06/09/2008.
    http://www.nccrcg.org/newsletter/NCC_Collaborator_...
  • Stark LA (2008). Bringing Developmental Biology to Life on the Web. CBE-Life Sciences Education 7:5-9. Published, 2008.
    http://www.lifescied.org/cgi/reprint/7/1/5
  • Stark LA (2008) Plant Movements Revealed. CBE-Life Sciences Education 7:284-287. Published, 2008.
    http://www.lifescied.org/cgi/reprint/7/3/284
  • Stark LA (2004) Life Science Education: Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s World, pp. 1-16, IN Innovation and Diversity in Education, Khoo A, Heng MA, Lim L, and Ang RP, eds. McGraw-Hill Education (Asia), Singapore. Published, 06/2004.
  • Price B, Wilson ET and Stark L (2002) Mystery Yeast Mutation IN Relating Genetics to Everyday Life: A Collection of Activities for the High School Biology Classroom. The Science House, ed., North Carolina State University. Published, 12/2002.
  • Wilson ET and Stark L (2002) Finding a Gene on the Chromosome Map IN Relating Genetics to Everyday Life: A Collection of Activities for the High School Biology Classroom. The Science House, ed., North Carolina State University. Published, 12/2002.
  • Stark, L (2002) Does Sunscreen Protect My DNA? IN Relating Genetics to Everyday Life: A Collection of Activities for the High School Biology Classroom. The Science House, ed., North Carolina State University. Published, 12/2002.

Research Keywords

  • Web-based (Online) curriculum
  • Teacher Education
  • Science Education
  • Precollegiate Education - Science or Mathematics
  • Genetics
  • Curriculum Design, Development & Evaluation
  • Community or Outreach Programs
  • Community Outreach
  • Bioethics

Presentations

  • NIH National Human Genome Research Institute, Genomic Literacy Workshop. Formal Genetic and Genomic Science Education (keynote address). Bethesda, MD. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/17/2011.
  • National Association of Biology Teachers. Lamarck Wasn’t All Wrong: The New Science of Epigenetics (Christine Chantry Memorial Lecture). Anaheim, CA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/14/2011.
  • Drits D, Stark L. (2011). Online Biology Resources Provide Background Information for Science and Society Discussions. International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/12/2011.
  • Drits D, Stark LA. (2011). School and teacher factors as contributors to the effectiveness of an elementary-level professional development program. National Association for Research in Science Teaching. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/14/2011.
  • Drits D, Stark, LA (2011). The role of school context in advancing teacher change in the year following science professional development. American Educational Research Association. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/07/2011.
  • NIH National Human Genome Research Institute. Inherited Health: Six Diverse Utah Communities Collaborate for Genetics, Chronic Disease and Family Health History Education (NIH-wide talk). Bethesda, MD. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/15/2011.
  • Stark LA (2011). Multimedia approaches to supporting teachers in implementing curriculum materials. AAAS, Washington, DC. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/2011.
  • University of Utah, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Public Health Grand Rounds. Preparing the Public for Personalized Healthcare Through Genetics Education and Community Engagement. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/11/2011.
  • American Society for Cell Biology. Cells, Cell Communication and Stem Cells. Philadelphia, PA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/12/2010.
  • NIH National Center for Research Resources. Synergy Among NIH-Funded Education Projects. Bethesda, MD. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/17/2010.
  • Stark LA. A Participatory Design Approach to Educational Material Development. University of Utah Department of Educational Psychology. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/02/2010.
  • Ashton D, Stark L, Sim S-C, Richardson F, and de la Cruz C. Increasing Genetic Literacy in Underserved Populations Using Community-Based Participatory Principles: The Consumer Genetics Education Network (CGEN) Project. New England Minority Health Conference. Conference Paper, Presented, 11/2009.
  • Stark, LA. Beyond the Central Dogma: Epigenetics. National Science Teachers Association, New Orleans, LA. Conference Paper, Presented, 03/21/2009.
  • Stark, LA. Amazing Cells. National Science Teachers Association, New Orleans, LA. Conference Paper, Presented, 03/21/2009.
  • Stark, LA. Amazing Cells. Cavendish Road Senior High School, Brisbane, Australia. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/05/2009.
  • Stark, LA. Genetics for All Students. Wavell Senior High School, Brisbane, Australia. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/02/2009.
  • Stark, LA. Introduction to Heredity. National Science Teachers Association, New Orleans, LA. Conference Paper, Presented, 01/19/2009.
  • Stark, LA. Advanced Genetics. Wavell Senior High School, Brisbane, Australia. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/03/2009.
  • de la Cruz C, Gross D, Kyler P, Richardson F, Stark L and Sze R. CGEN Project: Culturally Sensitive Interventions to Improve Genetic Literacy. Genetic Alliance. Bethesda, MD. Conference Paper, Presented, 2009.
  • Stark LA, Eddings S, Giles R and Johnson J. Effectiveness of Educational Materials Designed to Increase Genetic Literacy Among Hispanic/Latino Elementary and Secondary Students and Their Families. American Public Health Association . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 2009.
  • Stark L, Giles R, Johnson J and Eddings S. Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Genetics Education Materials for Hispanic/Latino Students and Families: Testing and Outcomes. American Society of Human Genetics. Honolulu, HI. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 2009.
  • Stark L, Giles R, Johnson J and Eddings S. A Community-Based Participatory Approach to Developing Genetics Education Materials for Hispanic/Latino Students and Families and the Pacific Islander Community. American Society of Human Genetics. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2008.
  • Stark, LA. Amazing Things Cells Can Do, National Association of Biology Teachers, Memphis TN. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/17/2008.
  • Stark, LA. The New Science of Addiction: Genetics and the Brain, National Association of Biology Teachers, Memphis TN. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/17/2008.
  • Stark, LA. Engaging Teachers in the Curriculum Development Process. K-12 Outreach Symposium, National Association of Biology Teachers, Memphis, TN. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/15/2008.
  • Stark, LA. Using Family History to Improve Your Health. Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, Salt Lake City, UT. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/11/2008.
  • Stark, LA. The CCTS Community Engagement Core: An Introduction. Pediatric Clinical and Translational Research Scholar Seminar, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (September 24, 2008). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/24/2008.
  • Stark, LA. The New Science of Addiction: Genetics and the Brain. Columbia University, New York City, NY (July 28, 2008). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/28/2008.
  • Stark, LA. Using Family History to Improve Your Health: A School-based Approach for Reaching Students and Families. Genetic Alliance national conference, Bethesda, MD. Conference Paper, Presented, 07/12/2008.
  • Stark, LA. Resources on the Learn.Genetics Website. Milwaukee School of Engineering, Center for Biomolecular Modeling (July 8, 2008). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/08/2008.
  • Stark, LA. Introduction to Heredity. Utah Museum of Natural History (June 3, 2008). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/03/2008.
  • Stark, LA. Development of Genetics Education Materials Using a Community-Based Participatory Approach. March of Dimes, Grand Rounds, White Plains, NY (May 27, 2008). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/27/2008.
  • Stark, LA. Science Movie Night: The Secret of Photo 51. Utah Museum of Natural History, Salt Lake City Public Library (May 6, 2008). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/06/2008.
  • Stark, LA. Amazing Things Cells Can Do. National Science Teachers Association, Boston MA. Conference Paper, Presented, 03/29/2008.
  • Stark, LA. Introduction to Heredity. National Science Teachers Association, Boston MA. Conference Paper, Presented, 03/28/2008.
  • Introduction to Heredity, Granite School District, Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/30/2008.
  • Stark, LA. Family Health History: A Free Genomics Tool. National Science Teachers Association, Boston MA. Conference Paper, Presented, 01/28/2008.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Heredity and Genetics Endorsement Course. PI: Louisa Stark. Utah State Office of Education , 06/01/2009 - 07/31/2009. Total project budget to date: $10,000.00

Software Titles

  • Amazing Cells. Web-based, secondary-level curriculum module on cell biology. Release Date: 04/30/2008. Inventors: University of Utah Genetic Science Learning Center team. Distribution List: Distributed online world-wide: Online student materials are available on the Learn.Genetics website at http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/begin/cells/. Downloadable PDFs of classroom activities and other supplemental materials for teachers are available on the Teach.Genetics website at http://teach.genetics.utah.edu/content/begin/cells/.
  • Molecular Genealogy. Flash animated introduction to important concepts in molecular genealogy. Release Date: 01/01/2008. Inventors: University of Utah Genetic Science Learning Center team. Distribution List: Distributed online world-wide: Available on the Learn.Genetics website at http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/extras/molgen/index.html.

Languages

  • English, fluent.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Australia
  • Costa Rica
  • Mexico
  • Singapore
  • Western Europe