Faculty & Alumni Publications

Laura Hercher, Director of Student Research

Laura Hercher, Director of Student Research

An Old Problem in a New Age: Revisiting the Clinical Dilemma of Misattributed Paternity

Although there are currently no clear directives in place regarding disclosure of misattributed paternity, Hercher argues that the increased use of genomic testing may require a greater emphasis on the value of carefully planned disclosure.

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ASHG Position Statement: Human Germline Genome Editing

With CRISPR/Cas9 and other genome-editing technologies, successful somatic and germline genome editing are becoming feasible. To respond, an American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) workgroup, including Hercher, developed this position statement, urging a cautious but proactive view on gene editing.

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Genome: Reality Check

This article highlights research by Genetic Counseling alumni to examine the relationship between APOE and the risks of contact sports.

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Prenatal Testing for Adult-Onset Conditions: The Position of the National Society of Genetic Counselors

This paper serves as a reference on parental rights and autonomy, rights of the future child, the right not to know, possible adverse effects on childhood, and the need for genetic counseling in relation to prospective parents testing their future child for adult-onset conditions.

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Claire Davis, Program Director

Claire Davis, Program Director

Put Yourself at the Helm: Charting New Territory, Correcting Course, and Weathering the Storm of Career Trajectories

Davis and her co-author analyze data from a pre-conference symposium at the 2014 NSGC Annual Education Conference, in order to examine how genetic counselors make career decisions.

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Developing a Model of Advanced Training to Promote Career Advancement for Certified Genetic Counselors: An Investigation of Expanded Skills, Advanced Training Paths, and Professional Opportunities

This article, co-authored by Davis, describes preliminary and continuing work to develop a model through which to view genetic counselor advanced training and career advancement opportunities.

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Baty, B. J., Davis, C., Erby, L., Hippman, C., & Trepanier, A. (2019). Genetic counselors with advanced skills: I. Refining a model of advanced training. Journal of Genetic Counseling.

Davis, C., Baty, B. J., Hippman, C., Trepanier, A., & Erby, L. (2019). Genetic counselors with advanced skills: II. A new career trajectory framework. Journal of Genetic Counseling.

Erin Ash, Associate Director – Professional Development

Erin Ash, Associate Director – Professional Development

Motivational Interviewing in the Reciprocal Engagement Model of Genetic Counseling: a Method Overview and Case Illustration

In this article, Ash argues that genetic counseling is an emerging area of utilization for the method of motivational interviewing.

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Michele Disco '07, Alumna

Michele Disco '07, Alumna

Lessons from Freelancing, Lighting Design to Genetic Counseling

In this article, Disco outlines her shift from a career in theatrical lighting design to genetic counseling, reflecting on lessons she learned and strategies she has found helpful in her career transition.

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Stephanie Andriole MS '03, Alumna

Screening and Testing in Multiples

This review, co-authored by Andriole, examines current research on pre-natal screening and testing in multiples, outlining associated risks.

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Christina Chen MS '16, Alumna

Patient Perspectives on Intimate Partner Violence Discussion during Genetic Counseling Sessions

This study examines the role of Intimate Partner Violence screening, counseling, and intervention in genetic counseling practice.

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Caitlin Cooney MS '14, Alumna

Genetic Counselors’ Perception of the Effect on Practice of Laws Restricting Abortion

This study, completed as thesis work by Caitlin Cooney '14, evaluates the impact that anti-abortion provisions have had on genetic counselors in different regions of the country.

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Caroline Rung Elsas MS '13, Alumna

Attitudes Toward Discussing Approved and Investigational Treatments for Cystic Fibrosis in Prenatal Genetic Counseling Practice

This study examines the attitudes of prenatal genetic counselors regarding discussion of novel and experimental treatment options for cystic fibrosis.

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Emily Suskin MS '15, Alumna

The Integration of Noninvasive Prenatal Screening into the Existing Prenatal Paradigm: A Survey of Current Genetic Counseling Practice

This study, co-authored by Suskin, examines the use of noninvasive prenatal screening in current practice among prenatal counselors in the United States, in order to inform strategies for the optimal use of both new and existing screening techniques.

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