Faculty Leadership

Anne Matthews, RN, PhD, LGC, FACMG

Anne L. Matthews, RN, PhD, LGC, FACMG is Professor of Genetics & Genome Sciences, Director of the Genetic Counseling Training Program and Co-Director of the MS in Genetic Counseling and MA in Bioethics & Medical Humanities dual degree program. Dr. Matthews, who was director of the Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado for 8 years, was specifically recruited to develop, direct and teach in the Program.

Rebecca Darrah, PhD

As Assistant Director of the Genetic Counseling Training Program, Professor Rebecca Darrah's responsibilities include teaching, serving on thesis committees, mentoring students in laboratory, interviewing prospective students, supervising the students’ clinical rotations, and providing one-on-one guidance.

Michelle Merill, MS

Michelle Merrill, MS, who is a board certified and licensed genetic counselor, is the Director of Clinical Training for the Genetic Counseling Training Program and a clinical instructor in the Department of Genetic & Genome Sciences. Michelle is also a senior genetic counseling supervisor in the Center for Human Genetics at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. She joined UH in January 2012 and brings with her over 15 years of clinical experience counseling patients and their families at risk for hereditary cancer. Michelle earned her master's degree in genetic counseling in 2002 from Case Western Reserve University.

Aaron Goldenberg, PhD, MA, MPH

Aaron Goldenberg, PhD, MA, MPH is an Associate Professor and Research Director in the Department of Bioethics & Medical Humanities at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Goldenberg is also the Co-Director of the Center for Genetic Research Ethics and Law, a NIH Center of Excellence in ELSI Research and Co-Director of the Genetic Counseling & Bioethics dual degree program.