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Name: Nancy Steinberg Warren, MS, CGC                   
Title: Board Certified Genetic Counselor and Educator


State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY


Biology & Secondary
Science Teaching

Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY MS Genetic Counseling


Owner Genetic Counseling Cultural Competence Toolkit, LLC: and
Interim Director  Bay Path University and Long Island University Genetic Counseling Programs
Coordinator Fetal and Infant Mortality Review, Cincinnati Health Department, Cincinnati, OH
JEMF Fellow  National Society of Genetic Counselors
Director Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling, University of Cincinnati, OH
Associate Professor Genetic Counseling Program, College of Allied Health, University of Cincinnati
Associate Professor Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Research Foundation, Cincinnati, OH
Associate Director Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling, University of Cincinnati, OH
Assistant Professor  Genetic Counseling Program, College of Allied Health, University of Cincinnati
Genetic Counselor Division of Human Genetics, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
Genetic Counselor  Genetics, Children's Hospital and Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Genetic Counselor Genetics, Children's Hospital, Buffalo, NY
Genetic Counselor  Inherited Metabolic Disease Screening, NYS Dept Health, Albany, NY


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


Member of 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
  • 2009 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


  1. Warren, N.S. Cultural Competency and Genetic Counseling: Key Concepts (Chapter 11). In: Genetic Counseling Practice: Advanced Concepts and Skills, 2nd Edition. LeRoy, B.S., Veach, P.M., Callanan, N.P., Editors. Wiley Blackwell, 2021.
  2. Warren, N.S. Cultural Competency: Application to Genetic Counseling (Chapter 12). In: Genetic Counseling Practice: Advanced Concepts and Skills, 2nd Edition. LeRoy, B.S., Veach, P.M., Callanan, N.P., Editors. Wiley Blackwell, 2021.
  3. Warren, N.S., Parmar, S., Wilson, P.L. (2019). COUNSELING and Telegenetic Encounters. Perspectives in Genetic Counseling Q4, p. 8-9.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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. 
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. Warren, N.S. (1992). Genetics and You (Review).  American Journal of Human Genetics 51:224-225.
  26. Warren, N.S. (1988).  Letter to the Editor.  American Journal of Human Genetics 43:551.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.


  • 2019 (03 yr $225,000) Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati, Move2Cinc
  • 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.”


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