Department Faculty

Noelle DanylchukNoelle R. Danylchuk, M.S., L.C.G.C.
Chair 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.

Tiffany Lepard-TassinTiffany Lepard Tassin, M.S., C.G.C.
Assistant Program Director and Assistant Professor

  • B.S., Humboldt State University in California, 2006; M.S., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 2009.
  • Research and Teaching Interests: service learning, interprofessional learning, and pediatric genetic counseling.

Lori Williamson Dean

Lori Williamson Dean, M.S., C.G.C.
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.

Dr. Bradley SchaeferG. 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.

Elizabeth SellarsElizabeth A. Sellars, M.D.
Associate Professor and Assistant Program Director

  • M.D., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 2007; B.S., Davidson College, 2002; Pediatrics and Clinical Genetics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center; Diplomate American Board of Medical Genetics 2013.
  • Research and Teaching Interests: Disorders/Differences in Sexual Differentiation, Neurofibromatosis, Genetic Education

Additional/Adjunct Faculty

Shannon N. Barringer, M.S., CGC; Sue Ann Berend, Ph.D., FACMG; Alise Blake, M.S., CGC; Katherine A Bosanko, M.S., CGC; Thomas A. Burrow, M.D., FACMG; Carrie L. Chou, M.S., CGC; Chris Caliberto, M.S., CGC; Elizabeth A. Conover, M.S., CGC; Courtney Cook, M.S., CGC; Brina Daniels, M.S., CGC; Sara Fisher, M.S., LCGC; Jennifer Gannon, M.D.; Katelyn Geiser, M.S., CGC; Sarah Green, M.S., CGC; Micah Hester, Ph.D.; Jordan Hills, M.S., CGC; Kelly E. Jackson, M.S., CGC; Jing Jin, M.S.; Kelsey Johnson, M.S., CGC; Julie Kaylor, M.S., CGC; Jill Kelsay, M.S., CGC; Hyelim Kim, M.S., CGC; Shobana Kubendran, M.S., CGC; Ian McFarlane, Ph.D.; Kirsty McWalter, M.S., CGC; Shelly Nielsen, M.S., LCGC; Elizabeth Patterson, Ph.D.; Smita K. Rao, M.S., LCGC; Gwendolyn M. Reiser, M.S., LCGC; Melinda E. Simonson, M.Sc., CGC; Meghan Strenk, M.S., CGC; Mary Katherine Williams, M.S., CGC.


Sheena JoynerSheena Joyner
Executive Assistant II