Karen Grinzaid, MS, CGC, CCRC


Titles and Roles

Assistant Professor, Department of Human Genetics
Emory University School of Medicine
Research Program
Cancer Prevention and Control


Karen A. Grinzaid, MS, CGC, CCRC, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Genetics at Emory University School of Medicine. Ms. Grinzaid serves as the executive director for JScreen, a national online Jewish genetic disease screening program based out of the Department of Human Genetics. She also serves as an instructor and mentor in Emorys Genetic Counselor Training Program.

Since joining Emory in 1986, Ms. Grinzaid has specialized in multiple program areas including prenatal, pediatric, and adult genetic counseling, newborn screening, lysosomal storage disease clinical care and research, and Jewish genetic disease screening.


Ms. Grinzaid received her master's degree in human genetics from Sarah Lawrence College. She is certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling and by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.


Ms. Grinzaid's primary research focus over the past several years has been facilitating national access to education, reproductive carrier screening and genetic counseling for high-risk ethnic groups.


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