Drazba, Katy

Clinical Genetic Counselor

Drazba, Katy

Katy joined the Greenwood Genetic Center in 2016. She is a graduate of the Genetic Counseling Training Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Katy currently provides genetic counseling services for the Columbia office. She is a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors and is certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.

Contact Information

Office (803) 391-3812
Fax (803) 799-5391
kdrazba@ggc.org

Education and Related Experience

  • B.S., Biology, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA, 2006
  • M.P.H., Maternal & Child Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2010
  • Research Assistant, LSU Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA, 2010-14
  • M.S., Genetic Counseling, University of Alabama Birmingham, 2016

Publications

  • Bell S, Butler KM, Drazba KT, Lynch J, Abidi FE, DuPont B, Stevenson RE. (2022). Angelman syndrome with a 15q11q13 deletion in a mother and daughter. Clinical Dysmorphology, 31(2), 91-93. doi: 10.1097/MCD.0000000000000399. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34775449/
  • Drazba KT, Denton JJ, Barger Hurst C, McGwin G, MacLennan PA, Ovalle F. (2021). Incorporation of a genetics-based information module into standardized diabetes patient education. Primary Care Diabetes, 15(4), 706-712. doi: 10.1016/j.pcd.2021.04.013. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33994279/ 
  • Hollenbeck D, Williams CL, Drazba K, Descartes M, Korf BR, Rutledge SL, Lose EJ, Robin NH, Carroll AJ, Mikhail FM. (2017). Clinical relevance of small copy-number variants in chromosomal microarray clinical testing. Genetics in Medicine, 19(4), 377-385. doi: 10.1038/gim.2016.132. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27632688
  • Drazba KT, Kelley MA, Hershberger PE. (2014). A Qualitative Inquiry of the Financial Concerns of Couples Opting to Use Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis to Prevent the Transmission of Known Genetic Disorders. Journal of Genetic Counseling, 23(2), 202-211. doi: 10.1007/s10897-013-9638-7. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23949612

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