The Pharmacist/Genetic Counselor Collaboration in Pharmacogenomics

December 11, 2020
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

Hosted by the Pharmacogenomics SIG

Pharmacists and genetic counselors have complimentary skill sets that support the clinical implementation of pharmacogenomics. In this webinar, two pharmacist /genetic counselor pairs will provide an overview of their collaborative pharmacogenomics clinic and patient care models, including their roles, lessons learned, and best practices. Another pharmacy faculty member will share how her pharmacogenomics course incorporates the role of genetic counselors. The webinar will conclude with a Q&A session with the speakers.


  1. Describe current practice models involving pharmacists and genetic counselors in educating patients on genetics and pharmacogenomics.
  2. Differentiate between the roles of the pharmacist and genetic counselor with respect to integrating pharmacogenomics into clinical practice. 
  3. Identify ways to incorporate the role of genetic counselors into pharmacy education.


Yee Ming Lee, PharmD, BCPS
Chair, Pharmacogenomics SIG
Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy
University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


Lucas A. Berenbrok, PharmD, MS, BCACP, TTS
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy and Therapeutics
University of Pittsburg School of Pharmacy

Christine Munro, MS, MPH, CGC
Licensed Certified Genetic Counselor, Laboratory Services
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Natasha Petry, PharmD, MPH, BCACP
Associate Professor of Practice
North Dakota State University School of Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacogenetic Pharmacist
Sanford Health Imagenetics

Bethany Tucker, MS, CGC, MBA
Senior Genetic Counselor
Sanford Health Imagenetics

Marina Galvez Peralta, PharmD, PhD, FCP
Assistant Professor, Director of Teaching, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 
Western Virginia University School of Pharmacy