Ph.D. Genetics, University of Iowa
Expertise: Genetic Counseling
Employer: University of Illinois Hereditary Cancer Clinic
Tara is currently working as a certified genetic counselor at the University of Illinois–Chicago in the UI Health Hereditary Cancer Clinic. She counsels patients who are at high risk for cancer due to their personal or family history regarding genetic testing options that can clarify their risk. This leads to more personalized screening recommendations and/or prophylactic surgeries in hopes of preventing these cancers. She is also involved in several research projects from precision tumor therapy to better understanding hereditary cancer risk in non-Caucasian populations.