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Jessica  Scott

Jessica Scott M.G.C.

Academic Title: Clinical Instructor
Primary Appointment: Pediatrics
Location: ADMIN Rm. 195

Personal History:

Jessica Scott is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Pediatrics and provides clinical genetic counseling services at several area institutions. Ms. Scott received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Radford University and earned her Master's of Science degree in Genetic Counseling from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She is certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling and is a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors. Throughout her career, Ms. Scott has worked in a wide variety of genetics settings; including prenatal, pediatric and hereditary cancer clinics. She specializes in adult hereditary cancer syndrome assessment. Ms. Scott regularly lectures on topics in genetics and genetic counseling throughout the institution and is the course master for one of the courses in the University of Maryland's Genetic Counseling Training Program.


Scarvelone, Susan, et. al. "The Social Worker on the Genetic Counseling Team: A New Role in Social Work Oncology." Social Work in Health Settings: Practice in Context. Ed. Toba Schwaber Kerson and Associates. Third Edition. Oxford: Routledge Press, 2010.

Griswold, C.M., Ashley, S.S., Dixon, S.D., & Scott, J.L. (2011). Genetic Counselors' Experiences with Adolescent Patients in Prenatal Genetic Counseling. Journal of Genetic Counseling, 20 (2), 178-191.