Exploring the Intersection of Psychology and Biology: A Genetic Counselor’s Insight
In this episode of the HIT Like a Girl podcast, Joy welcomes Kelly Athman, Senior Director of Medical Affairs at InformedDNA and a clinical genetic counselor. Kelly explains the intersection of psychology and biology in her work and how she counsels patients in different settings, such as pediatrics, oncology, and reproductive clinics. Joy and Kelly discuss how genetic testing can provide valuable information early in life, such as through newborn screening, and how it can be a matter of life and death in some cases. Kelly shares her expertise on the benefits and limitations of genetic testing and how it can help individuals make informed decisions about their healthcare. Overall, this episode provides insight into the complex and important field of genetic counseling in healthcare.