Genetic Counseling Faculty Scholarship


Mudd-Martin, G., Cirino, A. L., Barcelona, V., Fox, K., Hudson, M., Sun, Y. V., Taylor, J. Y., Cameron, V. A., American Heart Association Council on Genomic and Precision Medicine, Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing, & Council on Clinical Cardiology. (2021). Considerations for cardiovascular genetic and genomic research with marginalized racial and ethnic groups and indigenous peoples: A scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation. Genomic and Precision Medicine, 14(4), Article e000084.

Studwell, C. M., Kelley, E. G., Undiagnosed Diseases Network, Sinsheimer, J. S., Palmer, C., & LeBlanc, K. (2021). Family genetic result communication in rare and undiagnosed disease communities: Understanding the practice. Journal of Genetic Counseling, 30(2), 439–447.

LeBlanc, K., Kelley, E. G., Nagy, A., Bater, J., Berro, T., McGuinness, M. A., Studwell, C., Undiagnosed Diseases Network, & Might, M. (2021). Rare disease patient matchmaking: development and outcomes of an internet case-finding strategy in the Undiagnosed Diseases Network. Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases, 16(1), 210.

Morales, A., Ing, A., Antolik, C., Austin-Tse, C., Baudhuin, L.M., Bronicki, L., Cirino, A., Hawley, M.H., Fietz, M., Garcia, J., Ho, C., Ingles, J., Jarinova, O., Johnston, T., Kelly, M. A., Kurtz, C. L., Lebo, M., Macaya, D., Mahanta, L., Maleszewski, J., Manrai, A. K., Murray, M., Richard, G., Semsarian, C., Thomson, K. L., Winder, T., Ware, J. S., Hershberger, R. E., Funke, B. H., Vatta, M., ClinGen Cardiovascular Clinical Domain Working Group, & Cardiomyopathy Variant Curation Expert Panel. (2021). Harmonizing the collection of clinical data on genetic testing requisition forms to enhance variant interpretation in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM): A study from the ClinGen Cardiomyopathy Variant Curation Expert Panel. Journal of Molecular Diagnostics. Advance online publication. 

Snyder, E. A. (GC ’22), San Roman, A. K., Piña-Aguilar, R. E., Steeves, M. A., McNamara, E. A., Souter, I., Hayes, F. J., Levitsky, L. L., & Lin, A. E. (2021). Genetic counseling for women with 45,X/46,XX mosaicism: Towards more personalized management. European Journal of Medical Genetics, 64(3), Article 104140.

Cirino, A. L., Cuddy, S., Lakdawala, & N. K. (2020). Deletion of entire LMNA gene as a cause of cardiomyopathy. HeartRhythm Case Rep. 6(7):395-397.

Dutta, D., Briere, L. C., Kanca, O., Marcogliese, P. C., Walker, M. A., High, F. A., Vanderver, A., Krier, J., Carmichael, N., Callahan, C., Taft, R. J., Simons, C., Helman, G., Network, U. D., Wangler, M. F., Yamamoto, S., Sweetser, D. A., & Bellen, H. J. De novo mutations in TOMM70, a receptor of the mitochondrial import translocase, cause neurological impairment. Hum Mol Genet. 29(9):1568-1579.

Guillen Sacoto, M. J., Tchasovnikarova, I. A., Torti, E., Forster, C., Andrew, E. H., Anselm, I., Baranano, K. W., Briere, L. C., Cohen, J.S., Craigen, W. J., Cytrynbaum, C., Ekhilevitch, N., Elrick, M. J., Fatemi, A., Fraser, J. L., Gallagher, R. C., Guerin, A., Haynes, D., High, F. A., Inglese, C. N., Kiss, C., Koenig, M. K., Krier, J., Lindstrom, K., Marble, M., Meddaugh, H., Moran, E. S., Morel, C. F., Mu, W., Muller, E. A. 2nd, Nance, J., Natowicz, M. R., Numis, A. L., Ostrem, B., Pappas, J., Stafstrom, C. E., Streff, H., Sweetser, D. A., Szybowska, M. Undiagnosed Diseases Network, Walker, M. A., Wang, W., Weiss, K., Weksberg, R., Wheeler, P. G., Yoon, G., Kingston, R. E., & Juusola, J. (2020). De Novo variants in the ATPase module of MORC2 cause a neurodevelopmental disorder with growth retardation and variable craniofacial dysmorphism [published online ahead of print]. Am J Hum Genet. S0002-9297(20)30201-9.

Alimena, S., Scarpetti, L., Blouch, E. L., Rodgers, L., Shannon, K., Del Carmen, M., Goodman, A., Growdon, W. B., Eisenhauer, E., & Clark Sisodia, R. (2020). Factors associated with referral and completion of genetic counseling in women with epithelial ovarian cancer. International Journal of Gynecological Cancer. Advance online publication. 

Daly, M. B., Pilarski, R., Yurgelun, M. B., Berry, M. P., Buys, S. S., Dickson, P., Domchek, S. M., Elkhanany, A., Friedman, S., Garber, J. E., Goggins, M., Hutton, M. L., Khan, S., Klein, C., Kohlmann, W., Kurian, A. W., Laronga, C., Litton, J, K., Mak, J., Menendez, C. S., Merajver, S. D., Norquist, B. S., Offit, K., Pal, T., Pederson, H. J., Reiser, G., Shannon, K. M., Visvanathan, K., Weitzel, J. N., Wick, M. J., Wisinski, K. B., Dwyer, M. A., Darlow, S. D. (2020). NCCN guidelines insights: Genetic/familial high-risk assessment: Breast, ovarian, and pancreatic, version 1.2020. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, 18(4), 380-391. 

Sheehan, E., Bennett, R. L., Harris, M., & Chan-Smutko, G. (2020). Assessing transgender and gender non-conforming pedigree nomenclature in current genetic counselors' practice: The case for geometric inclusivity. Journal of Genetic Counseling. Advanced online publication.

Berro, T., Amir, F., Chan-Smutko, G., Lawrence, J., & Channaoui, N. (2020). Creation and utility of 'Boston Minority Genetic Counselors.' Journal of Genetic Counseling, 29(2), 206-211.

Bao, A. K., Bergner, A. L., Chan-Smutko, G., & Villiers, J. (in press). Reflections on diversity, equity, and inclusion in genetic counseling education. Journal of Genetic Counseling.

Axelsson Raja, A., Shi, L., Day, S.M., Russell, M., Zahka, K., Lever, H., Colan, S.D., Margossian, R., Hall, E.K., Becker, J., Jefferies, J.L., Patel, A.R., Choudhury, L., Murphy, A.M., Canter, C., Bach, R., Taylor, M., Mestroni, L., Wheeler, M.T., Benson, L., Owens, A.T., Rossano, J., Lin, K.Y., Pahl, E., Pereira, A.C., Bundgaard, H., Lewis, G.D., Vargas, J.D., Cirino, A.L., McMurray, J.J.V., MacRae, C.A., Solomon, S.D., Orav, E.J., Braunwald, E., & Ho, C.Y. Baseline characteristics of the VANISH cohort. Circulation: Heart Failure, 12(12), Article e006231.

Eberly, L.A., Day, S.M., Ashley, E.A., Jacoby, D.L., Jefferies, J.L., Colan, S.D., Rossano, J.W., Semsarian, C., Pereira, A.C., Olivotto, I., Ingles, J., Seidman, C.E., Channaoui, N., Cirino, A.L., Han, L., Ho, C.Y., & Lakdawala, N.K. (2020). Association of race with disease expression and clinical outcomes among patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. JAMA Cardiology, 5(1), 83-91.

Means, C., Cirino, A., Swenson, K.B., & Austin, J. (in press). "I am a genetic counselor": A qualitative exploration of field leaders' perceptions of the title "genetic counselor". Journal of Genetic Counseling.

Harris, S., Cirino, A.L., Carr, C.W., Tafessu, H.M., Parmar, S., Greenberg, J.O., Szent-Gyorgyi, L.E., Ghazinouri (DPT ’07, MS ’99), R., Glowny, M.G., McNeil, K., Kaynor, E.F., Neumann, C., Seidman, C.E., MacRae, C.A., Ho, C.Y., & Lakdawala, N.K. (2019). The uptake of family screening in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and an online video intervention to facilitate family communication. Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine, 7, e940.

Muller, A., Dalton, E., Enserro, D., Wang, C., Flynn, M. (2019). Recontact Practices of Cancer Genetic Counselors and an Exploration of Professional, Legal, and Ethical Duty. Journal of Genetic Counseling, 28(4), 836-846.


Chan-Smutko, G., Diaz, J. S. (GC ’21), & Pagliaruol, J. (GC ’21). (2021, June). Social justice. equity, diversity, & inclusion: A toolkit for genetic counseling. New England Regional Genetics Group Conference.

Burns, R. (GC ’21). (2021, June). Genetic Testing to Gain Diagnostic Clarity in Neurofibromatosis Type 2 and Schwannomatosis. Children’s Tumor Foundation 2021 Virtual NF Conference.

Cirino, A. L. (2021, June). Supporting genetic counseling student research. New England Regional Genetics Group Conference.

Cirino A. L. (2021, July) Genomics Boot Camp. Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions. Boston, MA.

LeBlanc, K., Brooks, P.J., Ho, M., & Pike-Langenfeld, S. (2021, April 28). From diagnosis to driving research. Conference presentation. NORD RareLaunch Research Ready Virtual Workshop.

Zeng, I. A., PAS ’21, Martinchek, M. K., and Dwyer, P. R. (2021, May). Bilateral pulmonary embolism in a 17-year-old girl with a history of COVID-19 and oral contraceptive use. Poster presentation. AAPA 2021 Conference.

Allison Cirino presented in a session on the role of genetic counselors in research at the National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. November 2019.

Allison Cirino was a panelist in the Clinical Genomics Bootcamp at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions Philadelphia, PA. November 2019.

Dobson, L., Fieg, E., Channaoui, N., Berro, T., Carmichael, N. "Streamlining Exposure to Genetic Counseling as a Profession through Hospital-Based Genetic Counseling Career Day Event." Poster presented at the National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. November 2019.