Maureen Flynn, MS, CGC, MPH, worked as a clinical genetic counselor for over 14 years, working in prenatal, pediatric, adult, Huntington disease, and oncology clinics; her most recent experience was as a cancer genetic counselor at the MGH Center for Cancer Risk Assessment.

Prior to her arrival at the Institute, she worked at Boston University School of Medicine for more than 13 years, helping to develop the MS Genetic Counseling program and serving as the Associate Program Director. She has served on multiple subcommittees and working groups of the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) and the Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors (AGCPD). She was a member of the NSGC Public Policy Committee, NSGC Ethics Advisory Group, and AGCPD Nominating Committee.

  • BS, Cell & Structural Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • MS, Medical Genetics (Genetic Counseling), University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • MPH, Health Law, Boston University School of Public Health

Research Interests

Ms. Flynn's research interests include genetic counseling and testing in the oncology setting, health and socioeconomic disparities, health policy, return of results in a research setting, genetic counseling education, and direct-to-consumer genetic testing and outcomes.

Mueller 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. J Genet Couns. 2019;00:1–11. 
Allen C, Gabriel J, Flynn M., Norkunas Cunningham T, Wang C. (2018) The impact of raw DNA availability and corresponding online interpretation services: a mixed methods study. Translational Behavioral Medicine 8: 105-112.  

Flynn M, Douglass L, Rana M, Mian A, Milunsky, JM. (2016) Deletion at 2q24.3-31.1 resulting in severe Epileptic Encephalopathy and Episodic Autonomic Storming. J International Child Neurology Association 16(118). 

Doyle N, Cirino A, Trivedi A, Flynn M. (2014) Exploring barriers to payer utilization of genetic counselors. J Genet Counsel: Aug 2014. 

Flynn M. (2012) A couple's devastating journey & my development as a genetic counselor. J Genet Counsel 21(2): 185-186. 

Flynn M, Milunsky JM. (2011) Early-onset breast cancer following a negative result for familial BRCA1 mutation: a patient’s unexpected journey. Familial Cancer 10(2): S92.

Flynn M, Zou YS, Milunsky A. (2011) Whole gene duplication of the PQBP1 gene in syndrome resembling Repenning. American Journal of Medical Genetics. 155A: 141-144.

Milunsky A, Ito M, Maher TA, Flynn M, Milunsky J. (2009) Prenatal molecular diagnosis of tuberous sclerosis complex. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 200: 321-324.

Flynn M, Milunsky J. (2006) Autosomal dominant syndrome resembling Coffin-Siris syndrome. American Journal of Medical Genetics 140A: 1326-1330. 

Flynn M, Pauli RM. (2003) Double heterozygosity in bone growth disorders. American Journal of Medical Genetics 121A: 193–208. 

Flynn M, Milunsky J. (2003) Genetic Counseling. Leadership Perspectives in Developmental Disability: 3(1).

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