Samantha Baxter, MS, CGC, is Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and teaches in the Master of Science in Genetic Counseling program at MGH Institute of Health Professions. Ms. Baxter is a Senior Clinical Genomics Specialist at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard's Center for Mendelian Genomics where she focuses on novel gene discovery and variant/gene interpretation. She has worked in clinical and research laboratories for the last 12 years.

During her time in the laboratory, her primary specialties have been cardiovascular genetics, post mortem genetic testing, IT-facilitated data sharing and genomic sequencing. Ms. Baxter has been the chair of multiple Specials Interest Groups (SIGs), subcommittee, and committees for the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) and served on the Board of Directors as a member-at-large. She also won their New Leader Award in 2012.

  • BS, Behavioral Neuroscience, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
  • MS, Genetic Counseling, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA