Lavanya Misra

BS, Bombay University. MS, Sarah Lawrence College. A co-director of the Public Health Genetics course in the genetic counseling program at Sarah Lawrence College, as well as the facilitator of the Educational Outreach student project and a member of the Admissions Committee. She is the founder of Global Initiatives in Education and was previously a clinical genetic counselor at Columbia University Medical Center and St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Medical Center. SLC, 2009-

Graduate Courses

Human Genetics 2017-2018

Professional Issues in Genetic Counseling I

Graduate Seminar—Spring

The Professional Issues in Genetic Counseling I course is an introduction to professional issues relevant to the genetic counseling profession. Students discuss formative documents related to promoting the genetic counseling profession, standards for training and practice, and standards for professional behavior; learn to provide professional and public educational activities; and gain an appreciation for the role of clinical supervision.

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Public Health Genomics

Graduate Seminar—Spring

The Public Health Genomics course introduces students to the epidemiologic approach to genetic disease, genetic counseling and testing. The course examines the applications of genetic information and genetic counseling in public health and international contexts. Students learn to identify various types of study design including their strengths and weaknesses. By working through case studies and course exercises, students learn key genetic epidemiologic and public health concepts.

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Previous Courses

Educational Outreach/Capstone I

Graduate Seminar—Spring

First year students take part in an educational outreach project. They can work in pairs or alone. Each group identifies an audience to whom they would like to give a presentation about some aspect of the genetic counseling field. It can be focused on science, counseling or some other aspect such as ethics. The most popular choice for an audience is school-based, from elementary school to college. Other audiences have included seniors in an assisted-living facility, and adults and children attending a health fair in Harlem.

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