Clinical Interest for Patients
My clinical interests include cancer and blood disorder genetic counseling, or talking with families about how a personal or family history of cancer or blood disorders can impact their, or their children's health. I help with the entire process of genetic testing: before, during, and after. My goal is to help families identify strategies for early detection or prevention of future health problems.
In my personal time, I am usually busy taking care of my 3 amazing children. I have played, coached, and officiated soccer, and I enjoy running and socializing. I am a University of Michigan alumnus too, Go Blue!
I am dedicated to helping students learn about the opportunities for a career in genetic counseling. I am always happy to talk to or meet with prospective students, and I have spent much of my career working on diversity and inclusion efforts.
I have spoken on a variety of cancer and bone marrow failure genetic counseling topics including issues related to the ethics of genetic testing in minors, psychosocial considerations, clinical topics and rare syndromes, how I started and built a new pediatric clinical service, somatic vs germline genetic testing, research and manuscript review, etc.