Catriona Hippman has been a certified genetic counselor since 2009, specializing in research at the intersections of perinatal health, mental health, and genetics. As a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia, she has been involved in teaching genetic counselling students, medical students, and psychiatry residents. She has been co-PI on the first randomized controlled trial investigating the impact of psychiatric genetic counselling (with Dr. Jehannine Austin), and is currently the PI on a study funded by the National Society of Genetic Counselors evaluating the impact of prenatal genetic screening on maternal-fetal bonding. She has been a Presidential officer of the Canadian Association of Genetic Counselors from 2013-2016 (inclusive). In September 2014, she returned to UBC to pursue her PhD “Promoting perinatal mental health: Personalizing treatment decision making strategies through decision-making support and pharmacogenetics”. She is supported by a UBC Four Year Fellowship, a CIHR Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS-D), and a UBC Killam Doctoral Scholarship.
Perinatal mental health, prenatal genetic screening, pharmacogenetics, decision making
Maternal & Fetal Health Sexual and Reproductive Health Genomics and Personalized Health