Nancy Steinberg Warren, MS, CGC

State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY

Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

Biology & Secondary Science Teaching.
Genetic Counseling.


Interim Director
JEMF Fellow
Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor

Associate Director
Genetic Counselor
Genetic Counselor
Genetic Counselor
Genetic Counselor
Genetic Counseling Cultural Competence Toolkit:
Long Island University Genetic Counseling Program
Fetal and Infant Mortality Review, Cincinnati Health Department, Cincinnati, OH
National Society of Genetic Counselors

Genetic Counseling Program, College of Allied Health, University of Cincinnati
Department of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Research Foundation, Cincinnati, OH
Genetic Counseling Program, College of Allied Health, University of Cincinnati
Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling, University of Cincinnati, OH
Department of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Research Foundation, Cincinnati, OH
Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling, University of Cincinnati, OH
Division of Human Genetics, Children’s Hospital Med Ctr, Cincinnati, OH
Genetics, Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Genetics, Children’s Hospital, Buffalo, NY
Inherited Metabolic Disease Screening, NYS Dept Health, Albany, NY


Charter Member, American Board of Genetic Counseling, #1526
Diplomate, American Board of Medical Genetics, #458


External Advisor to several Genetic Counseling Graduate Programs
American Board of Genetic Counseling: Board of Directors; Accreditation Committee Chair;
Committees on Recertification; Clinical Training; Accreditation Standards Revisions Chair
Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors: President and Vice-President
National Society of Genetic Counselors:  Ethics Committee, Diversity Subcommittee Chair; Membership Committee Chair, Communications, Education Committees; NSGC Special Interest Groups: Diversity,
Public Health, Education, Research, Clinical Supervisors, Program Directors


  • 2013 NSGC Cultural Competence Award
  • JEMF Fellow, National Society of Genetic Counselors
  • Nominee, Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Allied Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati
  • National Society of Genetic Counselors Regional Leadership Award, Region IV
  • Thesis Chair for Jill Yelland & Rebecca Zoller: NSGC Beth Kaplan Student Research Awardees


  1. Warren, N.S. (2013). Book Review: Jennifer Wiggins and Anna Middleton (eds): Getting the Message Across: Communication with Diverse Populations in Clinical Genetics. Journal of Genetic Counseling. Published online 12 October 2013. DOI 10.1007/s10897-013-9660-9
  2. Warren, N.S. and Wilson, P.L. (2013). COUNSELING: A 10-Point Approach to Cultural Competence in Genetic Counseling. Perspectives in Genetic Counseling Q3, p. 6-7.
  3. Warren, N.S. (2011). Introduction to the Special Issue: Toward Diversity and Cultural Competence in Genetic Counseling. Journal of Genetic Counseling DOI 10.1007/s10897-011-9408-3
  4. Au, M., Cornett, S.J., Nick, T.G., Wallace, J., Wang, Y., Warren, N.S. Familial Risk for Chronic Disease and Intent to Share Family History With a Health Care Provider Among Urban Appalachian Women,  Southwestern Ohio, 2007. (2010). Preventing Chronic Disease, Volume 7: No. 1, January 2010.
  5. Schneider, K., Collins, R., Huether, C., Warren, N.S. (2009) A Cross Sectional Study Exploring Factors Impacting Recruitment of African American College Students into the Genetic Counseling Profession.  Journal of Genetic Counseling 18: 494-506.
  6. Wallace, J., Baugh, C., Cornett, S., Hood, B., Prows, C., Ryan, N., Warren, N.S., Au, M.G., Brewster, R., Brown, M.K., Glandorf, K., Jarrell, J.L., Sorrell, J., Walters, J., Myers, M.F.  (2009). A Family History Demonstration Project among Women in an Urban Appalachian Community. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action Vol. 3.2.
  7. Brown, B., Warren, N.S., Brehm, B., Breen, P., Beirschbach, J.L., Smith, R., Wall, A., Van Loon, R.A. (2008.) The Design and Evaluation of an Interprofessional Elective Course with a Cultural Competence Component. Journal of Allied Health Vol. 37, No. 4: 316E-337E.
  8. Wallace, J.P., Myers, M.F, Huether, C.A., Bedard, A.C, Warren, N.S. (2008). Employability of Genetic Counselors with a PhD in Genetic Counseling. Journal of Genetic Counseling Vol. 17, No 3: 209-219.
  9. Bedard, A., Huether, C., Shooner, K., Buncher, RC, Warren, NS. (2007). Career Research Interests and Training of Genetic Counseling Students.  Journal of Genetic Counseling Vol. 16, No. 5, p. 645-653.
  10. Harvey, E.K., Stanton, S., Garrett, J., Neils-Strunjas, J., Warren, N.S. (2007). A Case for Genetics Education: Collaborating with Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. Am J Med Genet Part A 143A: 1554-1559.
  11. Atzinger, C.L., Blough-Pfau, R., Kretschmer, L., Huether, C.A, Johnson, J.A. and Warren, N.S. (2007). Characterization of the practice and attitudes of genetic counselors with doctoral degrees. J. Genetic Counseling Vol. 16, No 2, p. 223-39.
  12. Reis, L.M., Baumiller, R.B., Scrivener, W., Yager, G. and Warren, N.S. (2007). Spiritual Assessment in Genetic Counseling. Journal of Genetic Counseling Vol. 16, No 1, p. 41-52.
  13. Schneider, K.A., Chittenden, A.B., Branda, K.J., Keenan, M., Joffe, S., Patenaude, A., Reynolds, H., Dent, K., Eubanks, S., Goldman, J., Warren, N.S., Taylor, K., Vockley, C.W., and Garber, J.E.  (2006). Ethical Issues in Cancer Genetics I: Whose Information Is It? Journal of Genetic CounselingVol. 15 (6), p. 491-503.
  14. Clark, H.M., Gamm, J., Huether, C.A., Buncher. C.R., Pfau, R.B., Warren, N.S. (2006)  Genetic Counselors and Research: Current Practices and Future Directions.  American Journal of Medical Genetics Part C Semin Med Genet. Vol. 142C, Issue 4, p 276-283, 15 November 2006.
  15. Brehm, B., Breen, P., Brown, B., Long, L., Smith, R., Wall, A., and Warren, NS. (2006). An Interdisciplinary Approach to Introducing Professionalism. American Journal of Pharmaceutical EducationVol. 70 (4) Article 81, p. 1-5.
  16. Cragun, D., Couch, S., Prows, C., Warren, N.S., Christianson, C. (2005). Success of a Genetics Educational Intervention for Nursing and Dietetic Students:  A Model for Incorporating Genetics into Allied Health Curricula. Journal of Allied Health 34:2, p. 90-96.
  17. Christianson, C., McWalter, K., and Warren, N.S. (2005). Assessment of Allied Health Graduates’ Preparation to Integrate Genetic Knowledge and Skills into Clinical Practice.  Journal of Allied Health 34:3, p. 138-144. 
  18. Prows, C.A., Hetteberg, C., Johnson, N., Latta, K., Lovell, A., Saal, H.M., Warren, N.S. (2003).  Outcomes of a Genetics Education Program for Nursing Faculty. Nursing Education Perspectives 24:2, p. 81-85.
  19. Warren, N.S., Soukup S., King J., Dignan P. St. J. (2001).  Prenatal Diagnosis of Trisomy 20 by Chorionic Villus Sampling: A Case Report with Long-Term Outcome. Prenatal Diagnosis 21:13, p. 1111-1113.
  20. Swank, C., Christianson C, Prows C, West E.B., and Warren N.S. (2001).  Effectiveness of a Genetics Self-Instructional Module for Nurses Involved in Egg Donor ScreeningJournal of Gynecologic, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nursing 30, 617-625.
  21. Smith. S., Warren, N.S. and Misra, L. (1993).  Minority recruitment into the genetic counseling profession.  Journal of Genetic Counseling Vol. 2, No. 3, p. 171-181.
  22. Warren, N.S. (1992). Genetics and You (Review).  American Journal of Human Genetics 51:224-225.
  23. Warren, N.S. (1988).  Letter to the Editor.  American Journal of Human Genetics 43:551.
  24. Babcock, D., Bove, K.E., Hug, G., Dignan, P. St. J., Soukup, S., Warren, N.S. (1986).  Fetal Mucolipidosis II (I-Cell Disease): Radiologic/pathologic correlation.  Pediatric Radiology 16(1):32-9.
  25. Hug, G., Bove, K.E., Soukup, S., Ryan, M., Bendon. R., Babcock, D., Warren, N.S. and Dignan, P. St. J. (1984).  Increased serum hexosaminidase in a woman pregnant with a fetus affected by mucolipidosis II (I-Cell Disease)New England Journal of Medicine 311(#15):988-989.
  26. Warren, N.S., Gallien, J.U., and Porter, G. (August, 1982).  Genetic counseling in a school for the deaf: A pilot program.  American Annals of the Deaf 127 (#4):401-404.
  27. Warren, N.S., Carter, T.P., Humbert, J.R., and Rowley, P.T. (1982).  Newborn screening for hemoglobinopathies in NY State:  Experience of physicians and parents of affected children.  Journal of Pediatrics 100(#3): 373-7.
  28. Neu, R.L., Gallien, J.U., Warren, N.S., Wynn, R.J., and Bannerman, R.M. (1981).  An infant with Trisomy 6q21--6qter. Annals of Genetics 24(#3):167-169.
  29. Gallien, J.U., Neu, R.L., Wynn, R.J., Warren, N.S., Bannerman, R.M. (1981). Brief clinical report: An infant with duplication of 17q21--17qter. American Journal of Medical Genetics 8:111-115.


  • 2012 (01 yr $21,000) Cincinnati Health Department Safe Sleep Outreach Education
  • 2009 (01 yr $50,000) N.S. Warren, PI. JEMF Fellowship, National Society of Genetic Counselors, “Enhancing Cultural and Linguistic Competence in the Genetic Counseling Profession.”
  • 2006 (01 yr $100,000) M. Myers, PI, C. Prows, K. Brown, N.S. Warren.  Education and Community Involvement Branch, National Human Genome Institute “Developing Community Based Models for Education and Utilization of Family Health History Information: A Demonstration Project in an Urban Appalachian Population.”
  • 2006 (01 yr $19,800) N.S. Warren, PI. UC Interdisciplinary Faculty Research Council, “Achieving Cultural Competence in Pre-Professional Allied Health Education.”
  • 2005 (01 yr $18,000) N.S. Warren, PI. National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics.  “Online Genetics Education for Communication Sciences Faculty and Students.”
  • 2004 (01 yr $25,000) N.S. Warren, PI.  Center for Environmental Genetics, University of Cincinnati. “Changing the Face of the Genetic Counseling Profession.”
  • 2003 (01 yr $3,629) N.S. Warren, PI.  University Research Council, University of Cincinnati.  “Research Values and Practices of Genetic Counselors.”
  • 2002 (01 yr $1,841) N.S. Warren, PI.  CAHS, University of Cincinnati. “Enhancing Genetics Competency in the Allied Health Professions.”
  • 2001 (01 yr $9,500) N.S. Warren, PI. Speaking of Women’s Health. “Folic Acid and You.”
  • 2001 (01 yr $10,000) N.S. Warren, PI.  SW OH Chapter, March of Dimes.  “Folic Acid and You.”
  • 2000 (01 yr $7,500) N.S. Warren, PI. SW OH Chapter, March of Dimes “Greater Cincinnati/N. Kentucky Start Healthy Project.”
  • 1997 (01 yr $16,692) M. Anderson, PI. Center for Environmental Genetics, University of Cincinnati.  “Start Healthy: A Community Approach to Preconceptional Health.”


Research Mentor: I am a member of the research advisory committee for several genetic counseling graduate students. The students’ research projects topics generally relate to cultural diversity, cultural competence, and cross cultural communication in genetic counseling. I am active in all aspects of the project, including research design, implementation, data analysis, and manuscript review and writing.

Peer Reviewer: I am a regular peer reviewer for the Journal of Genetic Counseling and other journals. I am typically asked to review manuscripts on health disparities, cultural issues, recruitment and other topics related to enhancing genetic counseling practice to better serve minority populations.


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