Mountain States Regional Genetics Network (MSRGN)

Office Location: Austin, Texas
States: Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Texas, Utah, Wyoming

Co-Project Director: Kathryn Hassell, MD
Co-Project Director: Janet Thomas, MD
Project Manager: Annette Lara, MBA



Mission Statement: MSRGN’s mission is “to ensure that individuals with genetic disorders and their families have access to quality care and appropriate genetic expertise and information through facilitating a professional network of genetics clinics, key primary care practices, consumer advocates, and state health department resources.” 

The MSRGN is focused on the following priorities:
linkage of medically underserved populations to genetic services
implementation of quality improvement activities to increase genetic services
implementation of evidence-based innovative models of telehealth/telemedicine focused on clinical genetics
provision of resources to providers (genetics and primary care), public health professionals, and individuals with genetics conditions and their families.

Feature Resources/Activities: The MSRGN prides itself on being an open forum where professionals (clinical and public health) and consumers are empowered with equal voice in the network’s direction and activities. The MSRGN has developed mapping methodology to better understand genetic service shortage areas and underserved populations in the region. The MSRGN is currently looking at innovative ways to direct and implement resources to high-need geographic areas and populations in the region.

Contact Information: 
8501 N Mopac Expressway, Suite 300
Austin, TX 78759
Phone: 512-279-3910
Fax: 512-279-3911