Latest Research

Latest research

ABGC launched the Research Committee in May 2017. The Research Committee’s purpose is to support the conduct, dissemination, and use of research to enhance the genetic counseling profession in alignment with the ABGC strategic plan.

ABGC will post more information regarding the approved research agenda, how to apply for funding and published research here.

Research Committee Members

  • Chair, Melanie Myers
  • Board Liaison, Adam Buchanan
  • Alexis Carere
  • Laura Conway
  • Yue Guan
  • Cynthia James
  • Andrea Shugar
  • Heather Zierhut

The Genetic Counselor Workforce Working Group

The Genetic Counselor Workforce Working Group (WFWG) is an inter-organizational group of genetic counselors charged with identifying barriers to growth of the genetic counselor workforce and developing recommendations for strategies to remove or overcome those barriers. The WFWG is comprised of representatives from the following genetic counseling organizations: Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC), American Board of Genetic Counselors (ABGC), American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors (AGCPD), and National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC).

In early 2016 the WFWG commissioned Dobson l DaVanzo & Associates, LLC to conduct a workforce supply and demand study of United States-based certified genetic counselors over the next decade (2017-2026). As a benefit to our Diplomates, the Board of Directors has made the full workforce study report available here. The study and an executive summary are available under the Important Documents section on this page.

ABGC continues to work to enhance the value of your certification and to support the genetic counseling community. As the organizations come together to formulate plans to responsibly expand the profession, more information will likely become available and be posted here.

We encourage you to review the information and contact Sheila O’Neal, Executive Director or the current ABGC President for questions or more information.

Important documents