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Alise Murray, MS, CGC

Alise Murray, MS, CGC

  • Certified Genetic Counselor ll



BS – Biology, Colorado Christian University, Lakewood, CO
MS – Genetic Counseling, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR

Honors and Awards

  • 2023 Tennessee Genetic Counselor Association Outstanding Clinical Supervisor Award
  • 2019 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Student Research Day 3 Minute Thesis Competition Winner and College of Health Professions Poster Presentation Winner
  • 2018-2019 University of Arkansas for Medical Science Neil and Clara Spain Scholarship Recipient
  • 2018-2019 Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions Scholarship of Excellence Recipient
  • 2016 Colorado Christian University Outstanding Senior in Biology Award Recipient

Professional Organizations

  • 2019-Present National Society of Genetic Counselors

Research Interests

I am a pediatric cancer genetic counselor with a passion for helping patients and their families navigate complex genetic information and the implications of cancer predisposition syndromes. 

Specific research interests include:

  • Utilizing genetic information to guide screening and treatment of individuals with cancer predisposition syndromes.
  • Exploring Family dynamics, belief systems, and cultural differences as they relate to cancer predisposition syndromes and psychosocial coping strategies
  • Identifying gaps in genetics education and building resources to meet the identified needs

Selected Publications

Howard Sharp, KM, Blake, A, Flynn, J, Brown, S, Rashad, J, Harrison, L, McGee, R, Mandrell, B, Nichols, KE. Adolescent and young adult understanding of their childhood cancer predisposition diagnosis: A qualitative study. The Journal of Pediatrics 2023 doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2023.113538

Mcgee, RB, Oak, N, Harrison, L, Xu, K, Nuccio, R, Blake, AK, Mostafavi, R, Lewis, S, Taylor, LM, Kubal, M, Ouma, A, Hines-Dowell, SJ, Cheng, C, Furtado, LV, Nichols, KE. Predisposition genes in pediatric cancer: Prevalence and impact on tumor molecular features and clinical management. Clinical Cancer Research 29(7), 1243-1251, 2023. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-22-2482

Nagel, MB, Perrino, MR, Nuccio, R, Blake, AK, Harrison, L, Nichols, KE, Pappo, AS. Germline genomic findings in children and young adults with melanocytic tumors. Pediatric Blood and Cancer 70(7), 2023. doi: 10.1002/pbc.30361

Hasler, HM, Murray, A, Canavera, KE, Parris, KR, Nichols, KE, Jacola, LM. Case Series: Neurobehavioral profile of adolescents with PTEN hamartoma tumor syndrome. Journal of pediatric neuropsychology 8(2), 2022. doi: 10.1007/s40817-022-00124-2

Murray, A. K., Mcgee, R. B., Mostafavi, R. M., Wang, X., Lu, Z., Valdez, J. M., Terao, M. A., & Nichols, K. E. Creating a cancer genomics curriculum for pediatric hematology-oncology fellows: A national needs assessment. Cancer Medicine, 2021.

Murray, A, Warren, NS, Bosanko, K, Williamson Dean, L. Genetic counseling graduate training to address religion and spirituality in clinical practice: A qualitative exploration of programs in North America. J Genet Couns 29: 1245– 1258, 2020.

Last update: August 2023