Jill Goldman

BA, Goucher College. MS, University of California–Berkeley. MPhil, Yale University. A senior staff associate and genetic counselor at the Taub Institute at Columbia, where she focuses on adult neurological conditions, especially hereditary dementia. Additionally, she is involved in multiple research studies, including the DIAN study for Alzheimer’s disease, the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative, and the ARTFL/LEFFTDS for Frontotemporal dementia. She also leads several support groups for people with dementia and their caregivers and runs a program called A Friend for Rachel, which matches premedical students with people with dementia. Prior to coming to Columbia, Jill worked as a genetic counselor at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. Before becoming a genetic counselor, she had careers in health education and teaching. SLC, 2015-


Graduate Courses

Human Genetics 2018-2019

Emerging Genetic Counseling Specialties

Graduate Seminar—Fall

The Emerging Genetic Counseling Specialties course provides students with the knowledge and skills to provide genetic counseling services in emerging specialty areas before clinical training opportunities become readily available. Currently, the course examines the complexities of neurogenetic diseases and cardiovascular genetics in clinical practice. For each specialty, students develop knowledge and genetic counseling skills through lectures, case studies, and role-play.