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
B.S. (Biology)
Cornell University, 1973.
M.S. (Epidemiology)
State University of New York at Buffalo, 1980.
American Board of Medical Genetics (Genetic Counselor), 1984.
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Selected Publications

Bernhardt BA, Rushton CH, Carrese J, Pyeritz RE, Kolodner K, Geller G: Distress and burnout among genetic service providers. Genet Med 11(7): 527-535, 2009.

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.

Giarelli E, Bernhardt BA, Pyeritz RE: Attitudes antecedent to transition to self-management of a chronic genetic disorder. Clin Genet 74: 325-337, 2008.

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, Haunstetter CM, Roter D, Geller G: How do obstetric providers discuss referrals for prenatal genetic counseling? J Genet Couns 14(2): 109-17, 2005.

Apse KA, Biesecker BB, Giardiello FM, Fuller BP, Bernhardt BA: Perceptions of genetic discrimination among at-risk relatives of colorectal cancer patients. Genet Med 6(6): 510-6, 2004.

Bernhardt BA, Tambor ES, Fraser G, Wissow LS, Geller G: Parents' and children's attitudes toward the enrollment of minors in genetic susceptibility research: implications for informed consent. Am J Med Genet Part A 116(4): 315-23, 2003.

Geller G, Bernhardt BA, Holtzman NA: The media and public reaction to genetic research. JAMA 287: 773, 2002.

Bernhardt BA, Geller G, Doksum T, Metz SA: Evaluation of nurses and genetic counselors as providers of education about breast cancer susceptibility testing. Oncol Nurs Forum 27: 33-39, 2000.

Bernhardt BA, Biesecker BB, Mastromarino CL: Goals, benefits and outcomes of genetic counseling: Client and genetic counselor assessment. Am J Med Genet 18(4): 189-197, 2000.

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