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About Janet K. Williams

Dr. Williams, Kelting Professor of Nursing, is a Genetics Nurse Specialist and is a PNP and a Genetic Counselor. She is the Director of the Clinical Genetics Nursing Research Postdoctoral Fellowship program, funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR).
Her research is funded by institutional grants, NINR, HRSA, and the Hi Q Foundation. It focuses on the psychosocial impact of genetic testing on individuals and families, and family caregiving for persons with Huntington disease. Dr. Williams also conducts research on genetic discrimination. Current research projects also include communication with health care providers and families regarding statewide newborn screening programs, and the development of a work function measure for people with prediagnosed Huntington Disease. She is the past president of the International Society of Nurses in Genetics and is a consultant on numerous national and international projects to promote education and practice of nurses regarding genetics.
PhD in Educational Psychology, The University of Iowa
MA, PNP in Nursing of Children, The University of Iowa
BSN, The University of Iowa
Diploma in Nursing, Iowa Methodist School of Nursing


Present Kelting Professor of Nursing, College of Nursing, University of Iowa

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