Assistant Professor, Human Genetics
Director, Genetic Counseling Program, Human Genetics
Core Faculty, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and Related Disorders (LEND)
Primary Phone: 967-179-0845
Jodie Vento joined the Genetic Counseling Program as the Director in September 2020. Jodie joins with extensive clinical experience in pediatric genetics and rare diseases. Jodie also brings a strong background in management, research and assessment of access issues related to genetic counseling and testing.
Jodie is the Insurance Alignment Committee Chair for the Patient-Centered Laboratory Guidance Services (PLUGS) Group out of Seattle Children’s Hospital. Jodie is also an active member of NSGC and is currently on the Board of Directors. In her role at NSGC, she has served as the chair of the Access and Service Delivery committee and the co-chair of the Test Utilization Subcommittee within the Industry SIG. Jodie is also the Founder and Past President of the Pennsylvania Association of Genetic Counselors. Jodie serves as the Genetics Faculty for the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and Related Disorders (LEND) Program at the University of Pittsburgh. Throughout her career, Jodie has worked closely with rare disease community and will continue this work through the Pennsylvania Rare Disease Advisory Council (PARDAC).
Jodie’s teaching interests are in genetic testing technologies, neurogenetics, psychosocial counseling and general pediatrics. Her research interests include rare disease, access to genomic services, and payer policies.
2005 | University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA | BS, Biological Sciences and Psychology
2008 | University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD | MGC, Genetic Counseling
HUGEN 2035: Principles of Genetic Counseling
HUGEN 2036: Genetic Counseling Internship
HUGEN 2038: Intervention Skills for Genetic Counselors
HUGEN 2047: Clinical Genetics Case Conference
HRS 2079: Leadership Seminar in Maternal & Child Health I
HRS 2090: Leadership Seminar in Maternal & Child Health II
Books and Book Chapters
1. J. M. Vento. Genetic Counseling in the Metabolic Epilepsies. Inherited Metabolic Epilepsies, Second Edition. Springer, P. L. Pearl (2018).