Philip D. Connors, MS, MPH, CGC

Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Philip Connors
85 E. Newton St Fuller Building


Philip Connors, MS, MPH, CGC received an M.S. in Genetic Counseling from Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine in 2014 and an M.P.H. from Boston University School of Public Health focusing in Health Policy and Law in 2020. Prior to joining the BUGC team in 2015, Philip worked in the Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In this role, he counseled patients for a variety of oncologic diagnoses and gained expertise in next-generation sequencing technology and the implications of gene panel testing. Philip’s current clinical and research interests include reproductive justice and genetic testing, the intersection of genetics and public health/policy, and ethical considerations in genetics and genetic counseling. At Boston Medical Center, Philip is lead genetic counselor in the Antenatal Testing Unit, providing reproductive genetic counseling services to patients and their families.


  • Boston University School of Medicine, MS
  • Northeastern University, BS

Classes Taught

  • GC716
  • GMSGC603


  • Published on 5/1/2022

    Ellison J, Wang C, Yarrington C, Connors P, Hanchate A. Insurance and geographic variations in non-invasive prenatal testing. Prenat Diagn. 2022 Jul; 42(8):1004-1007. PMID: 35484945.

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  • Published on 8/19/2021

    Yarrington CD, Smith-Lin C, Neuhalfen R, Hanchate A, Connors P, Wang C. Racial and ethnic differences in uptake of cell-free fetal DNA aneuploidy screening in an urban safety net hospital. Prenat Diagn. 2021 Oct; 41(11):1389-1394. PMID: 34369603.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 3/6/2020

    Kelley EG, Yarrington CD, Calderwood L, Torrey Sosa L, Connors PD. The importance of personalismo: Navigating obstacles in recruitment strategies for Spanish speakers in marginalized communities. J Genet Couns. 2020 06; 29(3):391-398. PMID: 32144873.

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  • Published on 12/18/2019

    Urli J, Connors PD, Channaoui N. Knowledge and opinions of the genetic counseling profession of high school students from underrepresented backgrounds. J Genet Couns. 2020 04; 29(2):212-223. PMID: 31850593.

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  • Published on 3/2/2017

    Athens BA, Caldwell SL, Umstead KL, Connors PD, Brenna E, Biesecker BB. A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials to Assess Outcomes of Genetic Counseling. J Genet Couns. 2017 Oct; 26(5):902-933. PMID: 28255928.

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  • Published on 11/5/2015

    Lewis KL, Hooker GW, Connors PD, Hyams TC, Wright MF, Caldwell S, Biesecker LG, Biesecker BB. Participant use and communication of findings from exome sequencing: a mixed-methods study. Genet Med. 2016 Jun; 18(6):577-83. PMID: 26540156.

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