Karina’s training, experience, and interests have broadly centered on genetics and genetic counseling for over 20 years. Her background ranges from basic science genetics laboratory work to clinical genetic counseling. Karina graduated in 2001 from the Brandeis University genetic counseling program. She has worked as a cancer genetic counselor with the Yale Cancer Genetic Counseling Program and then the Smilow Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program for more than 15 years. In these roles, she has also been involved in publications and research projects regarding care of patients with hereditary cancers, adverse events in cancer genetic counseling, and the viewpoints of genetic counselors and other providers regarding the decisions faced by patients with hereditary cancer. In 2014, she took on a senior leadership role as the Chief Genetic Counselor for the Smilow Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program. In this role, she works with a diverse team of clinicians to provide comprehensive care to patients with hereditary cancer and to advance the research initiatives of the team.
Education & Training
- MSBrandeis University (2001)