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Katie A. Long, MS, CGC

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Job Title Genetic Counselor
Job Title Adjunct Clinical Instructor, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, Department of Human Genetics
4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Floor 3
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5070 Phone
412-692-6472 Fax

Education and Training

Graduate School:

MS, Genetic Counseling, University of Pittsburgh

Undergraduate School:

BS, Cornell University

Memberships

  • American Board of Genetic Counseling Diplomate
  • National Society of Genetic Counselors
  • Metabolic and Lysosomal Storage Disorders NSGC Special Interest Group Member

Board Certifications

  • Certified Genetic Counselor, American Board of Genetic Counseling, 2009

Awards

  • Outstanding Thesis Award, Delta Omega Society, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, 2008
  • Dean’s List, Cornell University, 2001-2005
  • Outstanding Senior Award, Cornell University, College of Human Ecology, 2005

Publications

  • Long KA, Thomas SB, Grubs RE, Gettig EA, Krishnamurti L. (2011). Attitudes and beliefs of African-Americans toward genetics, genetic testing, and sickle cell disease education and awareness. Journal of Genetic
    Counseling. 20(6): 572-592.
  • “Gestational surrogacy: A cost and benefit examination.”  Ivy Journal of Ethics.  2005.  4(2): 22-26.

Biography Summary

Katie A. Long, MS, CGC, joined the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Human Genetics at the Graduate School of Public Health in May 2008. She attended Cornell University and graduated with a BS in Biology and Society in 2005. Upon completion of her undergraduate degree, she entered the University of Pittsburgh's graduate program in Genetic Counseling. Concurrently, she worked as a graduate student researcher with the Center for Minority Health documenting family histories and providing risk assessment for common disease to the African-American population of Pittsburgh. After earning her MS in Genetic Counseling in 2007, she worked at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Personalized Genetic Healthcare providing genetic counseling focused on cancer and general pediatric and adult genetic conditions.

Since 2008, she has been the genetic counselor for the Lysosomal Storage Disorders Program at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh under the direction of Dr. David Finegold where she provides coordination of clinical activities. The program oversees the diagnosis, management, and treatment of pediatric and adult patients with Gaucher disease, Fabry disease, mucopolysaccharidosis, infantile Pompe disease, and other lysosomal storage disorders.

She is active in lysosomal disorders research and currently has grant funding to complete a project examining health beliefs among females diagnosed and at-risk for Fabry disease. She lectures for the University of Pittsburgh Genetic Counseling Program and supervises second year genetic counseling students as they rotate with the Lysosomal Storage Disorders Program.

She was certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling in 2009. She is a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors and participates in the special interest group for Metabolism and Lysosomal Storage Disorders.

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May 15, 2013
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