This November, 21 Arcadia Genetic Counseling alumni will present research at the 37th annual National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) conference in Atlanta, Ga. Through lectures, panel discussions, platform presentations, and poster sessions, the conference will spotlight advancements across...
Genetic Counseling’s Jessica Isaacs ’18M received a 2017 Jane Engelberg Memorial Fellowship (JEMF) Student Research Award for a project geared toward strengthening counselor-patient relationships.
In her proposal, “Potential Methods to Strengthen the Counselor-Patient Alliance in a Genetic...
Genetic Counseling student Evan Hathaway ’15, ’17M was awarded the 2016 JEMF Student Research Award from the National Society of Genetic Counseling for his research proposal, “Gambling and medical decisions: The influence of risk propensity on choices related to genetically-predisposed health...
Lisa Kessler, MS, CGC is the Clinical Coordinator of the Arcadia Genetic Counseling Program. Her academic background includes a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Delaware and a Master of Science Degree in Genetic Counseling from Arcadia University. Lisa has worked in clinical medicine as a genetic counselor in the Division of Medical Genetics at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and she has worked as a research genetic counselor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. Lisa was previously a Senior Genetic Counselor at DNA Direct and gained experience in telephone genetic counseling. She has also worked at the Genetic Diagnostic Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania and has provided genetic counseling at Wills Eye Hospital for patients with ocular melanoma. Lisa’s research in genetic counseling focuses on the process and psychotherapeutic aspects of genetic counseling.
University of Delaware
Bachelor of Arts , Major in Psychology
Minor in Jewish Studies, Biological Studies, and Disability Studies
Master of Science in Genetic Counseling
Co-Author • 2018
Utilization of the Tablet Application Proband in Pedigree Construction and Assessment
Research Paper, Journal of Genetic Counseling
Co-Authored with McCarty AJ, Miller J, Pennington J
Author • 2014
Prenatal diagnosis in Hemophilia A: Experience of the Genetic Diagnostic Laboratory
Article, The Haemophilia Journal
Co-Authored with Adams, R, Mighion, L, Walther, S, Ganguly, A.
Co-Author • 2014
An Investigation of Genetic Counselors’ Testing Recommendations: Pedigree Analysis and the Use of Multiplex Breast Cancer Panel Testing
Article, Journal of Genetic Counseling
Co-Authored with Lundy M, Forman A, Valverde K
Co-Author • 2010
Effect of Genetic Counseling and Testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutations in African American Women: A Randomized Trial
Article, Public Health Genomics
Co-Authored with Halbert CH, Troxel AB, Stopfer JE, Domchek S.
Author • 2008
BRCA1 and BRCA2 risk perceptions among African American women at increased risk for hereditary breast cancer
Article, Community Genetics
Co-Authored with Domchek, S., Stopfer, J., Halbert, C.H.
Co-Author • 2006
Satisfaction with genetic counseling for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations among African American women
Article, Patient Education and Counseling
Co-Authored with Charles, S., Stopfer, J.E., Domchek, S., Halbert, C.H.
Author • 2005
Attitudes about genetic testing and genetic testing intentions in African American women at increased risk for hereditary breast cancer
Article, Genetics in Medicine
Co-Authored with Collier, A., Brewster, K., Smith, C., Weathers, B., Wileyto, E.P., Halbert, C.H.