Clinical Nurse Specialist, Genetics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cynthia (Cindy) Prows, MSN, APRN, is a clinical nurse specialist in genetics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) and a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. Her career has focused on translation of genetic/genomic information and technology into clinical practice. Ms. Prows's clinical subspecialty is in pharmacogenetics. She was a founding member of Cincinnati Children's clinical pharmacogenetics service that was officially launched in 2004. With NIH and HRSA funding Ms. Prows created the Genetics Education Program for Nurses (GEPN), which provided onsite and web-based genetics education offerings from 1997 - 2017. Ms. Prows's areas of research are in pharmacogenetics and the return of children's genomic research results. Ms. Prows is a site PI for the Electronic Medical Record and Genomics Network (eMERGE) currently focused on measuring health and psychosocial outcomes after the return of polygenic risk scores to children and adults. She is a co-investigator on a study focused on psychosocial and health outcomes of engaging adolescents, 13 – 21 years of age, in decision making about the type of genomic results they want to learn about themselves, and then receiving results based on their decisions.