Barbara Biesecker is a distinguished fellow in the GenOmics, Bioinformatics and Translation Center. Her expertise is in heath behavioral research in genomics with interests in communicating uncertainties and facilitating informed decisions among stakeholders. Dr. Biesecker has a 40-year career that includes genetic counseling clinical care, graduate education, and research. Her major publications contribute evidence on the psychological, social, and health outcomes of living with a genetic condition, or at genetic risk, and the translation of genomics into clinical care.
Dr. Biesecker is an expert in social and behavioral outcomes of genomics, perceptions and communication of uncertainties, and related decisional factors. Her major publications address psychological, social and health outcomes of living with a genetic condition or at genetic risk, and the translation of genomics into clinical care. She is a member of five professional associations, has served as a committee or task force member in over a dozen professional organizations, and reviews for 16 peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Biesecker has been prolific in publishing peer-reviewed papers throughout her career and has presented on genetic counseling and her research findings at numerous national and international conferences.