Kimberly Childers is a board-certified and licensed genetic counselor who specializes in cancer genetics. She is the regional manager of the Providence Center for Clinical Genetics and Genomics. Before joining Providence, Childers co-founded the Familial Breast Cancer Program at the University of Illinois Chicago Hospital.
Childers has been an integral part of research studies on population level access and utilization of cancer genetic counseling and testing, hereditary breast cancer syndromes, and the psychosocial impact of learning about hereditary cancer risks. Beyond cancer genetics and prevention, Childers is interested in education at the community and health care professional level, with the goal of expanding knowledge of and access to genetic counseling and testing.
Childers earned her master’s degree in human genetics and genetic counseling from Stanford University and her bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in psychology from the University of California, San Diego.