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Amanda Schaefer

Amanda Schaefer, MS, LGC

Genetic Counselor , University of Iowa

About Amanda Schaefer

Amanda Schaefer is a licensed and board certified genetic counselor who specializes in hearing loss and deafness genetics at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Through her work within the Molecular Otolaryngology and Renal Research Laboratories (MORL) and the Otolaryngology Department at the University of Iowa, Amanda strives to empower patients, families, and healthcare providers to understand, adapt, and use genetic information about hearing loss and deafness in their everyday lives. Amanda greatly enjoys the collaborative nature of her position, including the opportunity to work and learn from a diverse team of clinicians and clinic support personnel. She currently serves as Co-chair for the National Society of Genetic Counselors Ophthalmology and Hearing Loss Special Interest Group and has presented to numerous local and national organizations on hearing loss genetics and genetic counseling. Amanda's research interests include: genotype/phenotype correlations for hearing loss genes, implementation of genetic counseling and genetic testing for hearing loss and deafness, and understanding the ethical and professional challenges of combined clinical/research roles for genetic counselors.