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Susan Hahn, M.S., C.G.C.

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Susan  Hahn, M.S., C.G.C.


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  • Assistant Director, Communications and Compliance, John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics
  • Associate Director, Center for Genomic Education & Outreach, John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics
  • Instructor, John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics



Susan Estabrooks Hahn, M.S., C.G.C., is the President-elect of the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) and a board certified genetic counselor who obtained her BS in biology from The George Washington University in 1991 and her MS in genetic counseling from Brandeis University in 1996. After almost 10 years at the Center of Human Genetics at Duke University, she was recruited to a faculty position at the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in 2007 where she is currently the Assistant Director of Communications, Compliance, and Ethics. Her primary research interest is genomic medicine.

Together with Drs. Margaret Pericak-Vance and Pascal Goldschmidt, she spearheaded a multimillion dollar genomic medicine initiative, known as the Genomedical Connection, an innovative project aimed at determining the best approach for translating genetic research results into clinical care. As a result of her hands on experience and extensive background research, Susan is knowledgeable on a variety of topics related to genomic medicine including, clinical discoveries, genomic education initiatives, genomic medicine tools such as family history tools and algorithms, and ethical, legal, and social issues related to genomic medicine. Susan also has a long standing interest in genetic education. Prior to leaving Duke, Susan taught an upper level undergraduate course at Duke titled, Health in the Genetic Age. She has also contributed to a variety of different educational resources for different audiences and provides numerous presentations on genetics to professionals and community. Lastly, Susan is an active leader in the genetics profession.

She is currently a director of the American Board of Genetic Counseling, the current chair of the Public Policy Committee of the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC), and a member of the practice guidelines committee of the American College of Medical Genetics. In the past, she has chaired the Practice Guideline Committee, Research Sub-Committee and annual national educational conference of the NSGC.