Gillian Hooker, PhD, ScM, CGC

Clinical

Gillian is Concert’s Chief Scientific Officer and the immediate past President of the National Society of Genetic Counselors. She also serves as an adjunct Associate Professor with the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and leads the Research arm of the Vanderbilt Genetic Counseling Training Program. Applying her background in molecular and clinical genetics, genetic counseling and behavioral science, she is committed to overcoming the barriers to effective translation of genome science at the patient, provider and system levels. As a researcher in academic and government settings, Gillian has worked with numerous transdisciplinary teams on the front lines of genomics, developing and evaluating methods for delivering genomic information to patients and their providers. Having served as the associate director of a genetic counseling training program, Gillian also brings significant experience in genetics education and outreach.

Gillian completed her doctoral degree in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale University and her masters degree in Genetic Counseling at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health / National Human Genome Research Institute Genetic Counseling Training Program. She grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan and attended Kalamazoo College.