FORA.tv Speaker - Elissa Levin
Elissa Levin, M.S., CGC, a board-certified Genetic Counselor, is the Director of the Genetic Counseling Program at Navigenics. Her experience ranges from the research lab to medical centers to the Internet, and she has provided genetic counseling in many settings, including directly to consumers via telephone and the Web. She earned a master of science degree in genetic counseling from Arcadia University in Philadelphia and is certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling. She began her career focused on the genetics of heart disease, providing genetic counseling and education to families and staff in the cardiology division of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
At the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, she counseled clients of all ages about general and metabolic genetics and coordinated clinical trials for enzyme replacement therapy. Most recently, she helped pioneer DNA Direct, one of the first direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies, providing testing, education and counseling services for specific medical conditions. Her broader efforts to improve health care by setting high standards for providing reliable, quality genetics services through the Internet have led to nationwide lectures, workshops and training sessions.
07.30.09 | 01:13:16 min | 5,548 views | 6 comments