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Erica Ramos, MS, CGC


Erica develops the company’s strategy, value proposition, and overall approach to population-scale initiatives utilizing genetics and genomics. Prior to joining Genome Medical, Erica focused on developing programs to accelerate the responsible adoption and integration of genomics into preventive care and population health with organizations like Geisinger Health and Illumina. She also practiced as a clinical genetic counselor for 11 years. Erica is a nationally recognized leader in the genetic counseling community, serving as the 2018 President of the National Society of Genetic Counselors and on the All of Us Research Program Advisory Panel. She is also an adjunct professor in the Genetic Counseling Department at Augustana University and shares her enthusiasm for genomics, genetic counseling, and Wisconsin sports on Twitter at @ERamosSD.


A women’s health conversation with Dawn Barry – President of Luna DNA

DNA ancestry tests can raise medical questions

Mendelspod – Erica Ramos on Her Pioneering Role as Genetic Counselor for Industry

Rose and DNA – “I like to build stuff”: R&D with Genetic Counselor Erica Ramos, MS, CGC

Most Recent Publications and Book Chapters

Utilizing Public Health Frameworks and Partnerships to Ensure Equity in DNA-Based Population Screening

Assessing barriers to the career ladder and professional development for ethnic minority genetic counselors in the United States

Summary report of the 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Task Force of the National Society of Genetic Counselors

Recent Writing

Ancestry DNA Testing: The Many Paths It Uncovers, National Society of Genetic Counselors blog.

Sample of Media Appearances

Ex-Geisinger Principals Team with Genome Medical to Expand Genetic Services, Clinical OMICs

Genetic Counseling 2.0, Clinical OMICs.

New Trial Attempts to Make Genetic Counseling and Testing More Accessible, Cancer Therapy Advisor.

Rady study documents advances in high-speed genetic diagnosis, The San Diego Union-Tribune

Forbes Insights with Intel AI (2019, February 11) Meet Your New Genetic Counselor, Forbes

Genetic Counseling Medicare Bill Introduced in Congress, GenomeWeb

Erica Ramos, The Beagle Has Landed, Podcast

Here’s Everything You Need to Know Before You Take a DNA Test, Brit + Co.

How your genetic makeup impacts your health, The San Diego Reader

AP-NORC Poll: If DNA shows health risks, most want to know, AP News

Genetic testing is coming of age, but for consumers it’s buyer beware, CNBC

Public Awareness of Personalized Medicine Not Growing in Step With Industry, Survey Shows, GenomeWeb

Can Genetic Counselors Keep Up With 23andMe?, The Atlantic

FDA OKs 23andMe home breast cancer DNA test, with warning, NBC News

Aural Pleasure: My Favorite Podcasts Of 2016, Forbes

Illumina, Secret Giant Of DNA Sequencing, Is Bringing Its Tech To The Masses, Fast Company