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Erin Youngs, M.S., CGC

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Founding Program Director, Genetic Counseling Master's Degree Program

Assistant Professor, Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Professional Background

Erin Youngs, M.S., CGC, joined KU in January 2023 as the founding program director of the genetic counseling master’s degree program in the KU School of Health Professions. This degree program, currently in development, will focus on education and clinical training of future genetic counselors.

As a certified genetic counselor, Youngs has practiced at health care facilities in Kansas City and Oklahoma City for 14 years with a primary clinical focus in oncology. She has worked in genetic counseling program leadership roles for the last eight years serving as assistant director and program director in Oklahoma City before taking on her role for KU's program.

Youngs is passionate about training and mentoring students to become exemplary professionals in the genetics community. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Central Methodist University, Fayette, Missouri, in 2007. She received a master's degree in genetic counseling from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Centerm Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in 2009.