Deborah Cragun, PhD, MS, CGC

Dr. Cragun is currently an Assistant Professor and Director of the Genetic Counseling Graduate Program in the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health. She completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in molecular and genetic epidemiology within the Division of Population Sciences at Moffitt Cancer Center. She earned a doctoral degree in the Department of Community and Family Health at the University of South Florida and a master’s of science degree in Medical Genetics from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Cragun’s research interests fall within the dissemination, implementation, and effectiveness of genomic technologies and genetic counseling service delivery processes and outcomes. As a co-investigator for a NCI funded RO1 cancer moonshot grant, she is leading the analysis to identify contextual factors that contribute to the adoption and implementation effectiveness of universal tumor screening programs to identify Lynch syndrome. This novel analytic approach, called coincidence analysis, is well suited for identifying causal complexity and is related to the more well-known comparative configurational method called qualitative comparative analysis (QCA).