Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus13123 East 16th Ave Aurora, CO 80045
Children's Hospital Colorado South Campus1811 Plaza Drive Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Children's Hospital Colorado Outpatient Specialty Care4125 Briargate Pkwy Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Clinical Interest for Patients
My clinical interests include cancer and blood disorder genetic counseling, or talking with families about how a personal or family history of cancer or blood disorders can impact their, or their children's health. I help with the entire process of genetic testing: before, during, and after. My goal is to help families identify strategies for early detection or prevention of future health problems. For more information, please see the Cancer Predisposition Clinic Webpage: https://www.childrenscolorado.org/doctors-and-departments/departments/cancer-and-blood-disorders/programs/cancer-predisposition-clinic/
- Pediatric Hematology / Oncology
Conditions & Treatments
Blood / Lymphatic System
Genetic Conditions and Testing
In my personal time, I am usually busy taking care of my 3 amazing children. I have played, coached, and officiated soccer, and I enjoy running and socializing. I am a University of Michigan alumnus too, Go Blue!
I am dedicated to helping students learn about the opportunities for a career in genetic counseling. I am always happy to talk to or meet with prospective students, and I have spent much of my career working on diversity and inclusion efforts.
BS, University of Michigan (MI) (2003)
MS, University of Cincinnati (2005)
National Society of Genetic Counselors, Full Member
Research Interests for Patients
I am doing research that will help us understand why cancer happens more commonly in some families than in others, which cancer types are associated with a hereditary risk for cancer, how emotional, social, and ethical factors influence individuals and their family members in regards to genetic testing for cancer risk during childhood, and what screening and prevention strategies are the most effective for detecting early, or preventing, future cancers, tumors, or blood disorders that individuals and/or their family members may develop.