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Jessica  Rispoli Joines

Jessica Rispoli Joines M.A., M.G.C., C.G.C.

Academic Title: Instructor
Primary Appointment: Medicine
Additional Title(s): Certified Genetic Counselor, Associate Director, Master's in Genetic Counseling Program
Location: UMMC, 22 South Greene Street, S9C17
Phone: 410-328-2294
Fax: (410) 328-3907

Clinical Speciality:

For the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, I provided genetic counseling and risk assessment for individuals and families suspected of having a hereditary risk of cancer. I primarily counsel patients seen through the multidisciplinary breast and GI clinics.


Kaufman E, Peshkin B, Lawrence W, Shelby R, Isaacs C, Brown K, Rispoli J, O’Neill S, Hurley K, DeMarco T, Brogan B, Grumet S, Jandorf L, McKenna K, Valdimarsdottir H, Schwartz M.  Development of an Interactive Decision Aid for Female BRCA1/BRCA2 Carriers.  Journal of Gen Counseling 2003; 12: 109-129.

Rispoli, J., Blitzer, M,. Stadter, C., and McMenamin, S. The Impact of a Genetic Diagnosis and Etiology of Mental Retardation or Learning Disabilities:  A Survey of Special Educators.  National Society of Genetic Counselors 19th Annual Education Conference (2000). Poster presentation
Williams, K., Rispoli, J., Geduld, A., Epstein, F., Canedo, V., and Brown, K.  Evauluation of a Support Group for Women with BRCA1/2 Mutations and No Personal History of Cancer.  National Society of Genetic Counselors 22nd Annual Education Conference (2003) poster presentati