Karen Greendale

Karen Greendale, MA

Public Health Genomics, Quality Improvement in Genetic Service delivery, Cancer Genetics/Genomics, Ovarian Cancer, Cancer Survivorship.

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Karen Greendale, MA
Clinical Associate Professor

School of Public Health
Department: Health Policy, Management and Behavior

East Campus 180



MA Biological Psychology & Behavioral Genetics, University of Colorado 1977
CGC Certified Genetic Counselor

Research Interests

 Public Health Genomics, Quality Improvement in Genetic Service delivery, Cancer Genetics/Genomics, Ovarian Cancer, Cancer Survivorship.


  • Modell, S.M.; Greendale, K.; Citrin, T.; Kardia, S.L.R. Expert and Advocacy Group Consensus Findings on the Horizon of Public Health Genetic Testing. Healthcare 2016, 4, 14. http://www.mdpi.com/2227-9032/4/1/14
  • Knowles JW, Greendale K and Pariani M (Updated [Last Update 7/4/14]). Familial Hypercholesterolemia. In: Rare Disease Database. Copyright 2014, National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). Available at http://www.rarediseases.org
  • EA Gettig and K Greendale: Professional Identity and Development (chapter) in: WR Uhlmann, JL Schuette and BM Yahar (Eds.) A Guide to Genetic Counseling, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2009
  • B Lerner, C Christianson, L Engler-Todd, S Goldman, K Greendale, JM O’Daniel, MI Roche and K Silvey (2004) Genetic Library: Genetics and Public Health, Journal of Genetic Counseling, Vol 13, No.3, pp. 259 – 266.
  • K Greendale and RE Pyeritz: Empowering Primary Health Care Providers in Medical Genetics: How Soon? How Fast? How Far? American Journal of Medical Genetics, Seminars in Medical Genetics: The Evolving Practice of Genetic Counseling (BJ Baty and DL Baker, Guest Eds.), Vol 106, #3, Fall 2001, pp. 223 – 32.
  • E Langfelder Schwind, M Wolfe, K Greendale, LM Misra, KA Pass and R Wallerstein (1999) Cystic Fibrosis Carrier Screening Practices in an Ethnically Diverse Region: Experience of the Genetics Network of the Empire State, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, Genetic Testing, Vol. 3, #2, pp. 215 – 18.
  • BA Fine and K Greendale: Professional Development of Genetic Counselors (chapter) in: D Baker, J Schuette and W Uhlmann (Eds.) A Guide to Genetic Counseling, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1998.
  • K Greendale, C Knutson, SP Pauker, L Lustig and DD Weaver: Quality Assurance in the Clinical Genetics Setting – Report of a Workshop Journal of Genetic Counseling, Vol. 3, #3, pp. 169 – 98, 1994.
  • A Kuliev, K Greendale, V Penchaszadeh and N Paul (Eds.) Genetic Services Provision: an International Perspective Birth Defects Original Article Series, Vol 28, #3, 1992.
  • BA Fine, E Gettig, K Greendale, B Leopold and N Paul: Strategies in Genetic Counseling: Reproductive Genetics and New Technologies (Proceedings of the Ninth Annual National Society of Genetic Counselors Education Conference), Birth Defects Original Article Series, Vol 26, #3, 1990
  • JW Larsen and K Greendale. Teratology, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Technical Bulletin #84, February 1985. Also published in Teratology 32: 493-96 (1985).