Amy Gaviglio

Recipient of the Jean Dussault Medal 2022

Amy Gaviglio was trained in the field of genetic counselling and received her MS from the University of Michigan.

She started work in newborn screening in the Minnesota state newborn screening program overseeing genetic counselling, data interoperability, policy, and short-term follow-up activities. This experience helped make her an expert in the many facets of the newborn screening system: from the dried blood spot analysis, point-of-care screening, data interoperability and informatics, advocacy and policy, and the guidance of families through the diagnostic process post newborn screening.

The long list of APHL, CLSI, and numerous other committees in which she participates or chairs is phenomenal, indicating her wide view of the field of newborn screening. She is co-chair of APHL’s New Disorders in Newborn Screening workgroup and is a member of additional national groups including the Rare Disease Diversity Coalition and EveryLife Foundation’s Community Congress. She also serves as an Advisor for the Midwest Genetics Network and is on the MPS Society’s Scientific Advisory Board. Finally, Amy serves as Chair of the NBS Expert Panel for the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute and is currently the Chair of Minnesota’s Rare Disease Advisory Council.


From left to right: Dianne Webster (ISNS VicePresident), Amy Gaviglio, Marco Flamini (Bio-Rad), Peter Schielen (ISNS Office Manager)