Current Research and Scholarly Interests
I am currently serving as the Research Director for the MS in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling program. In this part time role, I teach the Research Seminar and assist all genetic counseling students in identifying their research mentors and research project topics, as well as serving as a primary research advisor for several projects each year.
My own research generally focuses on the intersection between genetics and ethics, particularly around the translation of new genetic technologies (such as genome sequencing, non-invasive prenatal diagnosis and gene editing) into clinical practice. I am especially interested in patient decision making, consent and disclosure of genetic test results, and the interface between genetics and disability. In 2020-2021, I continue to complete work in CADRe (part of ClinGen) around approaches to consent and disclosure of genetic tests, and in MoTrPaC, around disclosure of various -omics results beyond genomics.