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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Enthusiastic ABGC board-eligible genetic counselor eager to contribute to the clinical teams treating patients affected by or at risk for genetic disorders through patient-centered care, attention to detail, and excellent communication skills. Strengths in conveying tailored clinical information and in building collaborative relationships. Motivated to learn, grow, and excel in all aspects of genetic counseling.

  • Obtaining and utilizing family and medical history for genetic risk assessment
  • Psychosocial assessment and counseling
  • Identifying and assessing genetic testing options; facilitate test selection
  • Critically assessing medical and social science literature and information
  • Facilitating informed, non-coercive, and value-based decision making
  • Applying knowledge of genetic principles to clinical testing
  • Interpreting and communicating genetic test results
  • Documenting clinical interactions (Epic)
  • Using provider portals, software and platforms
  • Proficient: Ambry Genetics, Invitae, Myriad Genetics, CancerGene Connect, Progeny
  • Experienced: Natera, Concert Genetics, GeneDX, BluePrint Genetics
  • Using genetic database resources
  • Proficient
  • (NCBI Reference Sequence Database, ClinVar, Decipher, ISCA, ClinGen)
Work History
Health Risk Assessment Educator, 04/2018 to 06/2019
Lisa Larkin MD And AssociatesCity, STATE,
  • Educated patients about individual risks and management strategies for hereditary cancer and cardiovascular disease based on personal history, family medical history, and genetic test results.
  • Developed and presented hereditary cancer risk seminar for patient education events.
  • Identified and implemented process improvements in collection of family medical history and documentation of individual pedigrees and risk factors.
  • Promoted available genetic counseling resources and connected individuals with services.
Medical Affairs and Account Specialist, 08/2007 to 04/2014
Myriad GeneticsCity, STATE,

Institutional Account Executive (Mid-Atlantic Region)

  • Successfully re-established positive working relationships with genetic counselors at academic institutions in the mid-Atlantic Region
  • Introduced hereditary cancer panel to genetic counselors and physicians at academic center
  • Served as liaison between academic genetic counselors and laboratory

Oncology Product Specialist (Philadelphia)

  • Enrolled and supported community hospital genetics clinics in multi-gene cancer panel pilot program
  • Liaised with community hospital genetic counselors and laboratory
  • Promoted genetic counselor referral network to oncology related providers

New Product Development Specialist (Eastern US)

  • Identified and established research collaborations for the development of personalized precision medicine tests related to the predictive risk, diagnosis, and treatment of melanoma and breast, ovarian, pancreatic, prostate, and lung cancer.
  • Built and strengthened strategic relationships with academic research collaborators.
  • Conducted round table and advisory board sessions to verify accessibility to scientific information.
  • Liaised with research & development and commercialization divisions.

Regional Medical Specialist (Mid-Atlantic Region)

  • Liaised with customers, management and sales team to better understand customer needs and recommend appropriate solutions.
  • Conducted case reviews and clinical support for clients.
  • Delivered commercially useful and medically meaningful presentations to healthcare providers to verify proper utilization of hereditary cancer genetic testing.
  • Conducted ongoing training to field sales personnel to ensure up-to-date product knowledge and current standards based on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, United States Preventive Services Task Force, and professional society guidelines.
  • Represented the laboratory at client locations and national professional meetings.
  • Provided medical, scientific and educational resources, and training to develop selected KOLs into advocates and speakers for genetic risk assessment and testing for hereditary cancer risk.
  • Liaised with medical affairs and commercial divisions to establish consistent clinical messaging, ethical standards, patient speaker training, mentorship program, and variant classification program.
Hospital Services Coordinator, 11/2003 to 08/2007
Gift Of Life Donor ProgramCity, STATE,
  • Established multi-disciplinary councils inclusive of critical care medicine, trauma services, respiratory care, surgical services, neurology, community relations, and performance improvement to develop standards of practice for donor referrals and family support
  • Conducted education needs assessments for hospitals, then developed and implemented plan incorporating in-service trainings, grand round lectures, nursing orientation, critical care courses, and resident lectures
  • Performed quantitative and qualitative analysis of hospital market to characterize donation potential and identify areas for improvement
Master of Science: Medical Genetics, Expected in 04/2021
University of Cincinnati/CCHMC - Cincinnati, Ohio,
  • Thesis: “Application of 2017 Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Classification Criteria to Previously Diagnosed Patients”
  • Received Nancy West Romer Memorial Scholarship
  • Completed Cancer, Prenatal, Metabolic Diseases, Eye Clinic, Rasopathy Clinic, General Pediatrics, General Genetics, In-patient Consults, Laboratory, and Cardiology clinical rotations
  • Internship at St. Elizabeth Healthcare (prenatal and cancer)
Ph.D.: Molecular Genetics, Expected in
Washington University in St Louis - St Louis, MO
  • Dissertation: "Inherited Complement C3 Deficiency"
  • Academic Women's Network Student Leadership Award
Bachelor of Science: Biochemistry, Expected in
University of Georgia - Athens, GA
  • Undergraduate research: Post-translational glycosylation biochemistry
  • Elected President of Sigma Delta Tau Sorority

National Society of Genetic Counselors

Volunteer Experience

Sharsheret, 2007- 2019

Peer Support- Sharsheret is a national not-for-profit organization supporting Jewish women and their families facing breast cancer and those who have an increased genetic risk for breast cancer by fostering culturally relevant, individualized connections with networks of peers, health professionals, and related resources.

Myriad Genetic Laboratories, 2014-2018

National Patient Speaker Bureau- Speakers share their personal stories of how hereditary cancer has impacted their lives to raise awareness in the community, share the patients’ perspectives with healthcare providers, and advocate for legislative support.

Additional Information

Upon request

  • Expanded professional experience details
  • Publications and presentations
  • References

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School Attended
  • University of Cincinnati/CCHMC
  • Washington University in St Louis
  • University of Georgia
Job Titles Held:
  • Health Risk Assessment Educator
  • Medical Affairs and Account Specialist
  • Hospital Services Coordinator
  • Master of Science
  • Ph.D.
  • Bachelor of Science

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