Faculty & Staff

Barbara A. Bernhardt, MS, CGC

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Clinical Professor of Medicine
Genetic Counselor, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Division of Division of Translational Medicine and Human Genetics
3400 Spruce Street
11 Penn Tower, Suite 1116
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-614-0287
Fax: 215-614-0298
Education:
B.S. (Biology)
Cornell University, 1973.
M.S. (Epidemiology)
State University of New York at Buffalo, 1980.
Certifications
American Board of Medical Genetics (Genetic Counselor), 1984.
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Selected Publications

Levenseller BL, Soucier DJ, Miller VA, Harris D, Conway L, Bernhardt BA: Stakeholders' opinions on the implementation of pediatric whole exome sequencing: implications for informed consent. J Genet Couns. (eds.). 23(4): 552-565, Aug 2014.

Bernhardt BA, Kellom K, Barbarese A, Faucett WA, Wapner RJ : An Exploration of Genetic Counselors' Needs and Experiences with Prenatal Chromosomal Microarray Testing. J Genet Couns [Epub ahead of print] , Feb 2014.

Bernhardt BA, Soucier D, Hanson K, Savage MS, Jackson L, Wapner RJ: Women's experiences receiving abnormal prenatal chromosomal microarray testing results. Genet Med 15(2): 139-45, Feb 2013.

Gollust SE, Gordon ES, Zayac C, Griffin G, Christman MF, Pyeritz RE, Wawak L, Bernhardt BA: Motivations and Perceptions of Early Adopters of Personalized Genomics: Perspectives from Research Participants. Public Health Genomics 15(1): 22-30, 2012.

Bernhardt BA, Zayac C, Gordon ES, Wawak L, Pyeritz RE, Gollust SE : Incorporating direct-to-consumer genomic information into patient care: attitudes and experiences of primary care physicians. Per Med 9(7): 683-692, Sep 2012.

Bernhardt BA, Zayac C, Trerotola SO, Asch DA, Pyeritz RE: Cost savings through molecular diagnosis for hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. Genet Med 14(6): 604-610, Jun 2012.

Bernhardt BA, Zayac C, Pyeritz RE: Why is genetic screening for autosomal dominant disorders underused in families? The case of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. Genet Med 13(9): 812-820, Sep 2011.

Bernhardt BA, Silver R, Rushton C, Micco E, Geller G: What keeps you up at night? Genetics professionals' distressing experiences in patient care. Genet Med 12(5): 289-297, 2010.

Giarelli E, Bernhardt BA, Mack R, Pyeritz RE : Adolescents' transition to self-management of a chronic genetic disorder Qual Health Res 18: 441-457, 2008.

Bernhardt BA: Invited commentary: The role of qualitative research in medical genetics: Listening to the voices of our patients. Am J Med Genet Part A 146A: 3132-3135, 2008.

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