Ana Morales Reyes, MS, LGC
I direct, assist and coordinate cardiovascular genomic research studies, maintaining a project database and disseminating information on familial dilated cardiomyopathy (enlargement of the heart). My focus is on peripartum cardiomyopathy and I work as a genetics counselor in this area. After receiving my BS in biology at the University of Puerto Rico, I obtained my MS in genetic counseling from Brandeis University.
Dawn C. Allain, MS, LGC
My practice includes patients in the Adult Down Syndrome Clinic and the Medical Genetics and Genomics Program. Along with studies of genes involved with cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (skin cancer), I have researched the effectiveness and impact of genetic counseling and helped spearhead the passage of Ohio’s genetic counselor licensure law. I received my BS from the University of New Hampshire in Durham and my MS in genetic counseling from Northwestern.
Heather Hampel Doll, MS, LGC
I received my BS in molecular genetics from Ohio State in 1993, returning to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in 1995 after graduating from Sarah Lawrence College with an MS in human genetics. Since then, I have been a cancer genetics counselor, working closely with families and individuals. Most of my research is concentrated on Lynch syndrome and includes screening all colorectal and endometrial cancer patients for this condition.
Jennifer Roggenbuck, MS, LGC
I am a licensed genetic counselor and assistant clinical professor in the Division of Human Genetics. My area of research is neurogenetics, which studies the genetic factors contributing to the development of neurological disorders.
Kevin Sweet, MS, LGC
Along with doing research on and providing genetic cancer counseling to patients and families, I work with the Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaborative on exploring the use of genomic information and heart issues. I also direct Family HealthLink, an interactive website allowing patients and families to estimate their genetic risk for cancer and heart disease. My degrees include a BS from the University of Wisconsin and an MS from Sarah Lawrence College.
Leigha Senter Jamieson, MS, LGC
Along with my duties in cancer risk assessment and counseling, I research the PMS2 gene associated with Lynch syndrome. I also investigate and coordinate multiple cancer genetics studies, including those aimed at determining hereditary components of chronic lymphocytic leukemia as well as BRCA (breast cancer) gene mutations. I received my BS in molecular genetics from Ohio State and my MS in genetic counseling from the University of Pittsburgh.
Rachel Pearlman, MS, LGC
Along with providing cancer risk assessment and counseling to patients and families, I also research universal screening for Lynch syndrome. Additionally I serve as project manager for the Ohio Colorectal Cancer Prevention Initiative, a study of 4,000 newly diagnosed individuals and their relatives. In 2010, I received my BS in public health from Indiana University and obtained my MS in genetic counseling from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012.
Robert Pilarski, MS, LGC, MSW, LSW
My focus on clinical cancer genetics and translational research includes coordinating studies with the Columbus Breast Cancer Tissue Bank and also on the genetic development of cancerous and noncancerous conditions. Along with providing consultations to those with a history of cancer, I act as a liaison to the Molecular Pathology Laboratory. I received my BS from Michigan State, a MS from the University of Wisconsin and in 2010, a MSW from Ohio State.
Pamela Brock, MS, LGC
I provides cancer risk assessment and counseling to individuals and families with a history of cancer. My research interests are in the genetics of endocrine cancers. I am a co-investigator and coordinator for the Familial Papillary Thyroid Cancer Study, which is aimed at identifying inherited risk factors for papillary thyroid cancer. I’m also the coordinator for the Endocrine Neoplasia Repository, a repository of data and biological samples used for studying several aspects of thyroid cancer and other endocrine cancers.
Elizabeth Jordan, MS, LGC
I am a licensed genetic counselor in the Division of Human Genetics. I provide cardiovascular genetic risk assessment and counseling to individuals and families with a history of cardiovascular disease.
Hayley Cassingham, MS, LGC
I am a licensed genetic counselor in the Division of Human Genetics. I am also an assistant professor in clinical internal medicine.
Kate Shane-Carson, MS, LGC
My clinical duties include providing comprehensive cancer genetic consultations to individuals and families with a history of cancer. Cancer genetic consultation requires documentation of cancers in the family, risk assessment, screening recommendations and incorporation of genetic testing as necessary.