Dr. Pratt is a Medical and Clinical Molecular Geneticist board-certified by the American College of Medical Genetics. She is the Director of the Pharmacogenomics Laboratory and Molecular Genetics Laboratory at Indiana University School of Medicine. Prior to joining Indiana University, she was Chief Director, Molecular Genetics, for Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute.
Dr. Pratt is the elected President of Association of Molecular Pathology. Dr. Pratt is also the Past Chair of the Genetics, Clinical Practice and the Program committees and is currently a member of the Economic Affairs, Professional Relations committees for AMP. She is a former advisor of EurogenTest for genetic test validation. Dr. Pratt serves on the American Medical Association’s (AMA’s) Molecular Pathology Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Advisory committee.
In addition to her work, Dr. Pratt is served on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Tests Advisory Panel. Dr. Pratt continues to serve on the CDC’s
GeT-RM program for reference materials for Molecular Genetics. She is currently serving on the
National Academies (formerly Institute of Medicine)’s Roundtable on Genomics and Precision
Health. She also served on the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Advisory
Committee on Genetics, Health and Society for the Oversight of Genetic Testing and the
Advisory Committee on Hereditary Disorders in Newborns and Children. She also participated in
the preparation of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report for Best Practices in Molecular
Genetic Testing for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Institute of
Medicine/National Academy of Medicine’s Committee on Policy Issues in the Clinical
Development and Use of Biomarkers for Molecularly Targeted Therapies.
Dr. Pratt has authored over 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters. She is also an
Associate Editor for the Journal of Molecular Pathology.
Dr. Pratt graduated with a Ph.D. in Medical and Molecular Genetics from Indiana University
School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN in 1994. Her fellowship training was in Ph.D. Medical and
Clinical Molecular Genetics at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit MI.