Dare to Decode DNA

Colleen Campbell

Colleen Campbell, Ph.D., MS, CGC


Assistant Director, Iowa Institute of Human Genetics
Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine

College(s): Medicine

As part of the Iowa Institute of Human Genetics, Colleen Campbell, a certified genetic counselor, works to educate all Iowans on human genetics and bring precision medicine, along with more genetic tests, to Iowa. By analyzing DNA from a blood sample, genetic tests can tell whether a patient will metabolize a certain type of drug. By knowing this information in advance, physicians can select the most effective therapy for their patients, leading to a more efficient health care system. Campbell helps educate and counsel physicians to help them integrate these tests into their practices.

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