BS – Psychology, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina
MS – Genetic Counseling, University of Texas at Houston
Honors and Awards
- 2008-2009 James T. Willerson Scholarship recipient, University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
- 2008-present National Society of Genetic Counselors
- 2008-2010 Texas Society of Genetic Counselors
I am a pediatric cancer genetic counselor with a passion for fostering a greater understanding between clinicians, patients, and families. I believe that knowledge is power: individuals with information about their family history are empowered to make more informed decisions about their own healthcare.
Johnson LM, Sykes AD, Lu Z, Valdez JM, Gattuso J, Gerhardt E, Hamilton KV, Harrison LW, Hines-Dowell SJ, Jurbergs N, McGee RB, Nuccio R, Ouma AA, Pritchard M, Quinn EA, Baker JN, Mandrell BN, Nichols KE. Speaking genomics to parents offered germline testing for cancer predisposition: Use of a 2-visit consent model. Cancer. 2019 Jul 15;125(14):2455-2464. doi: 10.1002/cncr.32071. Epub 2019 Mar 22.
Johnson LM, Valdez JM, Quinn EA, Sykes AD, McGee RB, Nuccio R, Hines-Dowell SJ, Baker JN, Kesserwan C, Nichols KE, Mandrell BN. Integrating next-generation sequencing into pediatric oncology practice: An assessment of physician confidence and understanding of clinical genomics. Cancer. 2017 Jun 15;123(12):2352-2359. doi: 10.1002/cncr.30581. Epub 2017 Feb 13.
Quinn E, McGee R, Nuccio R, Pappo AS, Nichols KE. Genetic Predisposition to Neonatal Tumors. Curr Pediatr Rev 11(3):164-78, 2015. Review. PMID: 26168939
Zhang J*, Walsh MF*, Wu G*, Edmonson MN, Gruber TA, Easton J, Hedges D, Ma X, Zhou X, Yergeau DA, Wilkinson MR, Vadodaria B, Chen X, McGee RB, Hines-Dowell S, Nuccio R, Quinn E, Shurtleff SA, Rusch M, Patel A, Becksfort JB, Wang S, Weaver MS, Ding L, Mardis ER, Wilson RK, Gajjar A, Ellison DW, Pappo AS, Pui CH, Nichols KE*, Downing JR. Germline Mutations in Predisposition Genes in Pediatric Cancer. N Engl J Med Nov 18, 2015. Epub ahead of print. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1508054. *Equal contribution
Nuccio R, Hashmi SS, Mastrobattista J, Noblin SJ, Refuerzo J, Smith JL, Singletary CN. Influence of anchoring on miscarriage risk perception associated with amniocentesis. J Genet Couns 24(2):278-8, 20154.
Last update: November 2019