Kimberly Quaid, Ph.D.

Dr. Kimberly Quaid was a Professor in the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics at the Indiana University School of Medicine and a Faculty Investigator of the Indiana University Center for Bioethics.  She was the Co-Director of the Masters Program in Genetic Counseling as well as the Director of the Predictive Genetic Testing Program. Dr. Quaid also served as the Director of the Huntington Disease Society of America (HDSA) funded Center of Excellence at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

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 provided genetic counseling and testing for individuals with and at risk for Huntington Disease, early onset Alzheimer Disease, Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker disease, and other late onset autosomal dominant neurological disorders.

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 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 served as Chair of the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications Study Section of the National Institute of Health from 2005-2007.  She authored or co-authored over 35 books, book chapters and peer reviewed publications focused primarily on ethical issues in genetic testing.  

Dr. Quaid passed away in July 2017.

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