2021 Capstone Projects

Project Title
Genetic Counselor Attitudes on the Reporting of VUSs for Multigene Cancer Panels
Emmeline Chang
Perspectives of Newly Identified FMR1 Premutation Carriers Regarding Pertinent Information in Results Disclosure
Paloma Boeck
Factors Influencing Patient Decisions to Disclose Parkinson’s Disease Genetic Testing Results to Relatives
Jasmine Dhaliwal
LFS and Living My Best! Pilot Study
Bella Brink
Genetic Counselors’ Knowledge of State Abortion Laws
Josephine Gao
Fetal Exome Sequencing as a Clinical Tool: Practical Experiences of Genetic Counselors
Elsa Balton
Changing Area of Practice in Genetic Counseling: Perception, Motivation, and Helpful Skills and Resources
Cindy Haag
Developing a Transgender and Nonbinary Inclusive Curriculum for Genetic Counseling Training Programs
Kayla Lam-Little
Language Communication Training for Genetic Counseling Students: Forming a Collaborative Team for Best Patient Outcomes
Rosa Moreno
Themes in Online Marketing of Direct-to-Consumer and Consumer-Directed Genetic Tests for Cancer Predisposition
Maddy Kirsch
Clinicians Opinions on the Importance of Informed Consent, Barriers to Pre-test Counseling, and Utility of Educational Tools in Cancer Genetics
Alex Capasso
Preliminary Training Curriculum for Genetic Counselors to Effectively Use ASL Interpreters
Alicia Wolfson
Protestant Perspectives on Prenatal Genetic Services: Congruence Between Pastors and Laity
Ellen Brudi
Attitudes and Perspectives on Genetic Counseling and Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Risk Amongst Native Hawaiian Breast Cancer Survivors
Nicole Choy
The Current Practice of Genetic Counseling in China: Preparing for the Challenges of Genomic Medicine
Lindsey Walker

2020 Capstone Projects

Project Title
The Development and Implementation of the Genetic Counseling Career Ladder
Hayley Bottino
Pharmacogenomic Testing in Psychiatry: Clinicians’ Practices, Attitudes, & Genetics Knowledge
Alexandra Petrasek
The Psychosocial Effects of Unexpected Findings on Direct to Consumer Genetic Testing
Emily Wiseman
Effect of an Adapted Motivational Interviewing Telephone Intervention Pre-Genetic Cancer Risk Assessment on the Perceived Personal Control of Latinas at Risk for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer
Guadalupe Carvajal
Cancer Genetic Counselors’ Perspectives of Nutritional Recommendations
Breann Reinsch
Identifying the Gap: Genetic Counseling and Testing for Underinsured Patients in Oncology Care
Bailey Sanderson
Investigating Native American’s Attitudes Towards Genetic Testing
Jennifer Rios
Assessing the Lived Experiences of Parents of Children with Phenylketonuria (PKU)
Kathryn Schwan
Exploring South Asian Perspectives on Genetic Counseling
Shabri Patel
Which “Me” am I Going to be Today?: Exploring Genetic Counselors’ Attitudes on Expressing their “Authentic Self” in the Workplace
Brynna Nguyenton
A Provider-Centered Approach to Genetic Panel Testing Reports
Hannah Lilligren
The Impact of Genetic Counseling on Direct-to-consumer and Patient-Initiated Testing
Jennifer Hull
Risk Reducing Mastectomies among Women with Mutations in Moderate Penetrance Breast Cancer Susceptibility Genes
Jacob Comeaux