Maggie received a BS in Biology and Biotechnology from Endicott College and an MS in Genetic Counseling from Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. During her time in the BUGC program, she enjoyed interfacing with the exceptional patients and providers at Boston Medical Center and formally joined the Genetics team following graduation. She is a clinical genetic counselor in the Cancer Center at Boston Medical Center and appreciates the opportunity to come together with patients to discuss how genetic information can impact their health. Improving healthcare equity and access to genetic services are some of Maggie’s primary focuses. Her research centers around the impact of systemic exclusion of diverse communities in the field of genetics, particularly related to trust, awareness, accessibility, and variant interpretation. She joined Dr. Catharine Wang and team at the Black Women’s Health Study on a trial returning cancer genetic research results to participants across the country. Outside of genetics, Maggie is a figure skating coach and enjoys supporting skaters throughout their journey in the sport.
- Boston University, MS
- Endicott College, BS
- Published on 7/27/2023
Wang C, Bertrand KA, Trevino-Talbot M, Flynn M, Ruderman M, Cabral HJ, Bowen DJ, Hughes-Halbert C, Palmer JR. Ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) and challenges in the design of a randomized controlled trial to test the online return of cancer genetic research results to U.S. Black women. Contemp Clin Trials. 2023 Sep; 132:107309. PMID: 37516165.
- Published on 2/17/2021
Ruderman M, Berro T, Torrey Sosa L, Zayhowski K. Genetic counselors' experiences with transgender individuals in prenatal and preconception settings. J Genet Couns. 2021 08; 30(4):1105-1118. PMID: 33599075.