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Faculty

Department Faculty

Lori Williamson Dean, M.S., C.G.C. – Chairman and Assistant Professor

  • M.S., Genetic Counseling University of Michigan; B.A., University of Missouri-Columbia; Diplomate, American Board of Genetic Counseling.
  • Research and Teaching Interests: Use of complementary and alternative medicine for genetic conditions, rural health, public health, psychosocial issues, clinical supervision.

Noelle R. Danylchuk, M.S., L.G.C., C.G.C. – Assistant Program Director and Assistant Professor

  • B.A., Miami University (OH), 1994: M.S., University of Texas Health Science Center, 1997; Diplomate, American Board of Genetic Counseling.
  • Research and Teaching Interests: ethics, psychosocial issues, clinical supervision, telemedicine, distance learning.

G. Bradley Schaefer, M.D. – Professor and Program Medical Director

  • M.D., University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 1982; B.S., University of Oklahoma, 1978; Fellowship-Pediatric/Clinical Genetics, Endocrinology and Metabolism, OUHSC; Diplomate, American Board of Medical Genetics, 1993.
  • Research and Teaching Interests: interdisciplinary genetic education, neurogenetics, genetics of autism, hereditary hearing loss, congenital craniofacial defects.

Alexandra J. Obregon-Tito, PhD, MA, MSc, L.C.G.C. – Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D., Health and Human Biology, University of Oklahoma; M.S., Genetic Counseling, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center; M.A. Biomedical Anthropology, University of Oklahoma; B.Sc. Biology (Genetics, Cellular and Molecular Biology), Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos; B.Ed. Biology and Chemistry, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos; Diplomate, American Board of Genetic Counseling.
  • Research and Teaching Interests: Molecular genetics and genomics, clinical cancer genetics, dissemination and implementation of clinical genetics in underserved populations, cultural competence, metagenomics, development of international training and research collaborations.

Tiffany Lepard Tassin, M.S., C.G.C. –Assistant Professor

  • B.S., Humboldt State University in California, 2006; M.S., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 2009.
  • Research and Teaching Interests: pediatric genetic counseling, psychiatric disorders, connective tissue disorders, hereditary hearing loss, public health, and clinical supervision.

Adjunct Faculty

Sue Ann Berend, Ph.D., FACMG – Adjunct Assistant Professor

Elizabeth A. Conover, M.S., C.G.C. – Adjunct Assistant Professor

Micah D. Hester, Ph.D. – Professor

Julie Kaylor, M.S., C.G.C. – Instructor

Shobana Kubendran, M.B.B.S., M.S., C.G.C.– Adjunct Assistant Professor

Klaas J. Wierenga, M.D., – Adjunct Associate Professor


Clinical Faculty

Shannon Barringer, M.S., C.G.C.

Katherine Bosanko, M.S., C.G.C.

Brina Daniels, M.S., C.G.C.

Adolfo Garnica, M.D.

Sarah Green, M.S., C.G.C.

Jordan Hills, M.S., C.G.C.

Stephen Kahler, M.D.

Jill Kelsey, M.S., C.G.C.

Kent McKelvey, M.D.

Elizabeth Sellars, M.D.

Mindy Simonson, ScM, C.G.C.

Katy Williams, M.S., C.G.C.

Yuri Zarate, M.D.

Kristin Zorn, M.D.