Lynette Hammond Gerido, MPH, MBA is a collaborating researcher with the Sulston Project and the BRCA Exchange. In collaboration with Dr. Robert Cook-Deegan and Dr. Melissa Cline, Lynette provides insights from community-based participatory research to support the inclusive engagement of underrepresented patient populations, with an emphasis on the experiences of African American women to inform the design of container methods for genomic data sharing in a federated model. Lynette is a doctoral candidate at Florida State University School of Information researching racial health disparities, information sharing, and medical decision-making as it relates to BRCA testing among African American women. Prior to doctoral studies, she became immersed in health policy and disparities research while earning a Master of Business Administration at The George Washington University. She spent a summer abroad studying public-private partnerships in universal healthcare systems at the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil. She received a Master of Public Health and a B.S. in Bioscience from Drexel University, where she interned at GlaxoSmithKline in its Biological Datawise program. Lynette has industry experience in technical program management, software engineering, web development, and visual communications for various federal and academic teams.