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Emily Boothe

Emily Boothe

Genetic Counselor/Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi Medical Center
Emily Boothe is a certified genetic counselor who completed her training at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2014 and has since worked as a clinical genetic counselor at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. While working primarily in pediatrics, she has seen patients across the lifespan during her tenure as the state's issues with understaffing often result in seeing general genetics clinic. Emily is passionate about increasing access to genetic services, especially for underserved populations like those found in her rural state. She developed and now directs the telegenetics efforts in her state and is an active participant in the Southeast Regional Genetics Network and their Telehealth Workgroup. Also, Emily has previously served on the NSGC Access and Service Delivery Committee.

Emily desires to serve the entire population of the state of Mississippi as best she is able. Therefore, she utilizes her influence to educate the public and encourage others to enter the field of genetics; these efforts include speaking at local high schools on the career, hosting various observers in clinic, and mentoring genetic counseling assistants toward the profession. She also facilitates a Project ECHO for Pediatric Genetics, which serves as a telementoring community connecting primary care providers across the state with genetic experts for case-based learning. Emily's publications primarily focus on service delivery models, telemedicine, and access to care.