Kimberly Quaid-DeCordon

Kimberly  Quaid-DeCordon Dr. Kimberly Quaid is a Faculty Investigator of the Indiana University Center for Bioethics, and Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics in the Indiana University School of Medicine. She is also the Co-Director of the Master’s Program in Genetic Counseling in the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics as well as the Director of the Predictive Testing Program. Dr. Quaid came to Indiana University in 1990 from the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland where she was the coordinator of one of the first programs in the world to offer presymptomatic genetic testing for Huntington Disease. As Director of the Predictive Testing Program, she now provides genetic counseling and testing for individuals with and at risk for Huntington Disease, early onset Alzheimer Disease and Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker disease. Dr. Quaid received her B.A. with honors in Psychology from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island and both her M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology with a concentration in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. She has held academic positions in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and in the Department of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She is currently a member of the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications Study Section of the National Institute of Health. She has authored or co-authored over 35 books, book chapters and peer reviewed publications focused primarily on ethical issues in genetic testing.