Licensed Genetic Counselor

MoralesAnaResearch Assistant Professor

305 Biomedical Research Tower
460 W. 12th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210


Research interests: 

Ms. Morales provides scientific direction and assistance for cardiovascular research studies in cardiovascular genomics, including participation in the development of original research proposals, writing manuscripts and presenting at conferences. She also directs clinical research personnel, enrolls new families, addresses genetic counseling issues, maintains the project’s database and publishes the Familial Dilated Cardiomyopathy (FDC) Beat Newsletter. Ms. Morales assists with grant reports and submissions, interprets research results and directs the return of research DNA test results using CLIA compliant protocols. Within the FDC Study, her focused area of work is peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) and the related clinical genetic counseling aspects of this condition. Her work has resulted in publications addressing clinical genetics and psychosocial issues that are relevant to PPCM and dilated cardiomyopathy.


MS: Genetic counseling, Brandeis University
BS: Biology, University of Puerto Rico