Tel Jolicoeur, MSc, MS, LCGC
Education: B.S., Cell and Molecular Biology, Duke University, and M.S., Genetic Counseling, Sarah Lawrence College, 2012
Areas of Expertise: General Genetics, Prenatal Genetics, Assisted Reproductive Technologies/IVF, Carrier Screening, Cancer Genetics
Affiliations and Disclosures: Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health System, Labcorp, Inc.
Biography: Tel earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Duke University, her Master of Science from NYU School of Medicine and her Master of Science in Genetic Counseling from Sarah Lawrence College. Her master’s thesis research focused on the psychosocial impact of sudden cardiac death of the young and cascade genetic screening on at-risk family members. Tel’s post undergraduate scientific career began in basic science research on the transcriptome and she completed all but her dissertation from New York University Sackler School of Medicine Ph.D. program in the Department of Developmental Genetics. The opportunity to apply her scientific expertise and empathic skills as a clinician enticed Tel to pursue a career in the clinical genetics setting. Tel has worked as a clinical genetic counselor in a patient-facing position for over ten years, has experience in the provision of genetic counseling services to a wide range of patient populations, and has multilingual, multicultural expertise in helping patients to make informed decisions. She has worked in varied disciplines including prenatal genetics, assisted reproductive technologies/IVF, and cancer genetics. Tel has prior experience counseling patients in Maternal-Fetal Medicine departments, offering her expertise in a multitude of areas including, fetal ultrasound anomalies, NIPT/cell-free DNA screening, CVS/amniocentesis, genetics of infertility, assisted reproductive technologies, and carrier screening. She was also a founding member of a genetic counseling group that centers on diversity, equity and inclusion issues in clinical genetics.