Karen Arnovitz Grinzaid, MS, CGC

Karen Grinzaid is Senior Director of JScreen, a national online Jewish genetic disease carrier screening program based out of Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. JScreen’s mission is to improve access to comprehensive, affordable genetic screening by making it possible for people to test from the comfort of their own homes. JScreen works with local physicians and rabbis, and provides follow-up counseling by certified and licensed genetic counselors.
Ms. Grinzaid has been part of the Emory University Genetics team since 1986. She has extensive experience in prenatal, pediatric and adult genetic counseling, newborn screening, and Jewish genetic disease screening, clinical care and research. She currently serves as Instructor and mentor in Emory’s Masters in Genetic Counseling training program.
She received her B.A. in Psychology from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL and her M.S. in Human Genetics from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY. She is certified in Genetic Counseling by the American Board of Medical Genetics/American Board of Genetic Counseling. She also received certification as a Clinical Research Coordinator through the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.


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