Alumna and SMHS Professor Lisa Schwartz Received Prominent Fellowship

Schwartz will study the professional development of genetic counselors.

February 24, 2023

Lisa Schwartz

Lisa Schwartz, Ed.D. ’10, associate professor of biomedical laboratory sciences at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, received the 2023 Jane Engelberg Memorial Fellowship from the National Society of Genetic Counselors.

The fellowship will support a two-year study, titled “An Exploration of Genetic Counselors’

Professional Identity,” which will look into the professional development of genetic counselors.

Schwartz's research interest focuses on health professional advising and development. She co-led a national, qualitative study of mentored to independent investigator transition.  She is also a member of a collaborative team of investigators developing a psychometric tool to measure individual collaboration readiness.