Joel Krier, MD, MMSc, FACMG, is an Associate Professor in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and Medical Director of the Master of Science in Genetic Counseling program at MGH Institute of Health Professions.

Dr. Krier is Clinical Chief of the Division of Genetics at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Director of Brigham Genomic Medicine, and Assistant Professor, Medicine, at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Krier is an investigator on the NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Network Project and past co-investigator on the NIH-funded MedSeq and ClinGen Projects, internationally known genomic medicine initiatives.

  • BA, BM (double degree program), Neuroscience, Saxophone Performance, Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, OH
  • MD, Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • MMSc, Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Dr. Krier's research interests include rare disease genetics, gene disease association discovery, genomic sequencing analysis, and clinical implementation of genomic sequencing.

Dr. Krier has published numerous papers - some titles are highlighted below. You can view a complete listing of Dr. Krier's publications on ResearchGate or in his CV. 

The Impact of Whole-Genome Sequencing on the Primary Care and Outcomes of Healthy Adult Patients: A Pilot Randomized Trial.

The impact of genome sequencing on the primary care outcomes of healthy adult patients. A pilot randomized trial.

Genomic Sequencing in Clinical Practice: Applications, Challenges and Opportunities.

Reclassification of genetic-based risk predictions as GWAS data accumulate.


See ResearchGate Profile 


In addition, Dr. Krier regularly presents at conferences and industry events. Please see his CV for a complete list of presentations.

Communication and management of genomic sequencing results by non-geneticist physicians at American Society of Human Genetics, Annual Meeting.