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Deanna Erwin

Deanna Erwin, M.S., L.C.G.C.

Cancer Risk Counselor, Division of Clinical Cancer Genomics, Department of Population Sciences
Clinical Expertise
  • Clinical Cancer Genomics
  • Hereditary Cancers
Research Focus
  • Cancer Genetics
Deanna Erwin, M.S., L.C.G.C., is a board-certified genetic counselor specializing in cancer genetics. She has a master’s degree in genetic counseling from University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in biology and psychology from University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
 
Her primary clinical focus is providing risk assessment and genetic counseling services to individuals concerned about hereditary cancer risks. Ms. Erwin is also passionate about increasing access to genetics services to the medically underserved. She is actively involved in genetics education and has research interests in alternative service delivery models.
 
Erwin joined City of Hope's Division of Clinical Cancer Genomics in 2019, and previously worked as a genetic counselor at the Baylor College of Medicine Adult Genetics Clinic in Houston. She is an active member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) and is currently serving as vice-chair of the Access and Service Delivery Committee. As part of her role in NSGC, she has contributed to multiple resources designed to increase provider efficiency and access to genetic counselors.

Locations

City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1500 East Duarte Road

Duarte, CA 91010

Publications

 
Erwin DJ, Uhlmann W, Freeark K, Yashar B. (2019). Preadoption genetic testing: Social workers’ decision-making process. Adoption Quarterly.
 
Erwin DJ, Uhlmann W, Freeark K, Yashar B. (in press). Preadoption genetic testing: Social workers’ decision-making process. Adoption Quarterly.
 
Boulier K, Erwin D J, Nagamani S, Eble TN. (2019). A case report of hamartomatous polyposis in an individual with Neurofibromatosis type 1. Clinical case reports, 7(1), 202.
 

Abstracts

 
Erwin DJ, Eble T, Dhar. S (2016, September). Overcoming challenges to provide genetics services in a county hospital system. National Society of Genetic Counselors 35th Annual Education Conference, Seattle, WA.
 
Freeark K, Erwin DJ, Uhlmann W, Roesch J, Yashar B. (2016, January). Preadoption genetic testing: What guides social workers’ perspectives on whether it is or isn’t advisable? 5th Annual International Conference on Adoption Research, Auckland, New Zealand.
 
Dhar S, Erwin D, Pal C, Eble T. (2015, March). Disease centered model for improving clinic flow and visit efficiency: Using Ehlers Danlos syndrome as an example. American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Clinical Genetics Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.
 
Julian DL, Uhlmann W, Freeark-Zucker K, Roesch J, Yashar B. (2014, September). Factors affecting decision making of social workers about preadoption genetic testing. National Society of Genetic Counselors 33rd Annual Education Conference, New Orleans, LA.
 

Presentations

 
“Ethical Dilemmas: Genetic testing in a preadoption setting.” (2017, September). Clinical Genetics Conference, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.
 
“Unknown progressive movement disorder.” (2017, March). Adult Genetics Diagnostic Dilemmas (Unknowns and Rare Knowns) American College of Medical Genetics Annual Education Conference, Phoenix, AZ.
 
 “Access to Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis genetic testing.” (2017, January). GC Journal Club, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.
 
“Colonic polyposis in Neurofibromatosis type 1.” (2016, November). American College of Medical Genetics Webinar: Adult Genomic Case Conference, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.
 
“Adoption in the genetics clinic.” (2016, October). Clinical Genetics Conference, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.
 
“Concerns about direct-to-consumer testing and the validity of results.” (2016, January). GC Journal Club, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.
 
“Psychosocial considerations in Familial adenomatous polyposis.” (2015, November). Adult Genetics Special Interest Group, American College of Medical Genetics Webinar: Adult Genomic Case Conference, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.
 
“Providing genetics services to the underserved and underinsured population: Lessons learned from Smith Clinic.” (2015, October). Clinical Genetics Conference, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.
 
“Ethical dilemmas when testing young adults with Huntington disease, hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.” (2015, January). GC Journal Club, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.
 
“Social work, genetics, and adoption: How do they fit together?” (2014, February). Behavioral, Psychosocial, and Ecological Aspects of Health and Disease, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
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