Allison Cirino, MS, CGC, is an Associate Professor in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and Director of Student Research in the Master of Science in the Genetic Counseling program at MGH Institute of Health Professions. Since 2004 she has been a genetic counselor in the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Cardiovascular Genetics Center where she is involved in both patient care and ongoing clinical research activities in inherited heart disease.

She is currently a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Conference Planning Committee, the NSGC Abstract Workgroup, the NSGC Cardiovascular special interest group (SIG) Education committee, and the NSGC Research SIG Grant Award Committee. She also serves as the NSGC Liaison to the American Heart Association (AHA) Genomics and Precision Medicine (GPM) Council and is a member of the AHA GPM Professional Education and Publications Committee. She is the Chair of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Genetic Counselors. 

  • BS, Biology, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
  • MS, Genetic Counseling, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Ms. Cirino's research interests include quality of life in patients with inherited heart disease, management of incidental cardiogenetic findings, service delivery models in cardiogenetics, and family communication.

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