Courtney Lewis, MS, CGC

Courtney Lewis, MS, CGC

  • Certified Genetic Counselor




BS – Biology, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
MS – Medical Genetics, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

Professional Organizations

  • 2014-present National Society of Genetic Counselors

Honors and Awards

  • 2013  Jane Engelberg Memorial Fellowship Student Research Award

Research Interests

I am a pediatric cancer genetic counselor who is dedicated to helping patients and families understand the complexities of inherited cancer risk across life stages as well as contributing to research initiatives that I hope will have a meaningful impact on the diagnosis and management of inherited cancer susceptibility.

Specific research interests include:

  • Understanding the expanding phenotypes of classic as well as newly described inherited cancer susceptibility syndromes
  • Public health genomics/genetics initiatives to better meet the needs of our community
  • Mechanisms for ongoing healthcare provider education to enhance knowledge of inherited cancer susceptibility in clinical practice

Selected Publications

Cragun D, Lewis C, Camperlengo L, Pal T. Hereditary Cancer: Example of a Public Health Approach to Ensure Population Health Benefits of Genetic Medicine. Healthcare Jan 8, 2016. doi: 10.3390/healthcare4010006.

Cragun D, Besharat AD, Lewis C, Vadaparampil ST, Pal T. Educational needs and preferred methods of learning among Florida practitioners who order genetic testing for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. J Cancer Educ Dec 2013. doi: 10.1007/s13187-013-0525-6.

Pal T, Cragun D, Lewis C, Doty A, Rodriguez M, Radford C, Thompson Z, Kim J, Vadaparampil ST. A statewide survey of practitioners to assess knowledge and clinical practices regarding hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Genet Test Mol Biomarkers May 2013. doi: 10.1089/gtmb.2012.0381.

Last update: January 2017