Angela M. Trepanier, MS, CGC

Angela M. Trepanier, MS, CGCD
Professor of Molecular Medicine and Genetics
Director, Genetic Counseling Masters Program
Scott Hall, Rm 2375
540 E. Canfield Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201
Pronouns: She, her, hers


University of Michigan, BS, 1988; University of Minnesota, MS, 1994

Research Focus

Developing and evaluating educational approaches for integrating genomics into primary care; evaluating ways to increase access to genetic counseling services; investigating genetic counseling outcomes;  genetic counseling student education, recruitment, and evaluation.

Recent Publications

Jackson, L., Cichon, M., Kleinert, H., Trepanier, A. (2020) Teaching medical students how to deliver diagnoses of Down syndrome: Utility of an educational too. Patient Education and Counseling, 103(3), 617-625.

Baty, B.J., Davis, C., Erby, L., Hippman, C., Trepanier, A. (2019) Genetic counselors with advanced skills: I. Refining a model of advanced training. Journal of Genetic Counseling, 2019 Dec 31 [Online ahead of print] DOI: 10.1002/jgc4.1203

Davis, C., Baty, B.J., Hippman, C., Trepanier, A., Erby, L. (2019) Genetic counselors with advanced skills: II. A new career trajectory framework. Journal of Genetic Counseling, 2019 Dec 25 [Online ahead of print]. DOI: 10.1002/jgc4.1204

Attard, C., Carmany, E., Trepanier, A.M. (2018). Genetic counselor workflow study: The times are they a-changin? Journal of Genetic Counseling, epub ahead of print December 10, 2018. Mentor to graduate student. Took part in all aspects of development, data analysis, interpretation and manuscript development.

Roberts, M.C., Dotson, W.D., DeVore, C.S., Bednar, E.M., Bowen, D.J. Ganiats, T.G., Green, R.F., Hurst, G.M., Philip, A.R., Ricker, C.N., Sturm A.C., Trepanier, A.M., Williams, J.L., Zierhut H.A., Wilemon, K.A., Hampel H.(2018). Delivery of cascade screening for hereditary conditions: A scoping review of the literature. Health Affairs, 37(5), 801-818. Participated with a large, national workgroup to review the literature on cascade screening. Took part in planning methodology, data collection, data analysis, and manuscript review.

VandenBoom, E.*, Trepanier, A.M., Carmany, E.P. (2017). Assessment of current genetic counselor practices in post-visit written summary communications to patients. J Genet Counsel epub ahead of print, 2017 Oct 12. Doi:10.1007/s10897-017-0163-y. Helped develop study instrument and methodology, analyzed data, edited manuscript. Advisor (not primary mentor) on this student research project.

Cunningham, M.*, Morreale, M., and Trepanier, A. (2018). Referrals to mental health services: Exploring the referral process in genetic counseling. J Genet Counsel, 27 (1), 289-300. DOI: 10.1007/s 10897-017-0147-y. Mentor to graduate student. Took part in all aspects of development, data analysis, interpretation and manuscript development

Madlensky, L.M., Trepanier, A.M., Cragun, D., Lerner, B., Shannon, K.M., Zierhut, H. (2017). A rapid systematic review of outcome studies in genetic counseling.  J Genet Counsel 26(3), 361-378. Doi:10.1007/s10897-017-0067-x. Impact factor 2.030. Took part in all aspects of data collection, analysis and interpretation. Wrote parts of the manuscript, participated in submitting revisions in response to peer review.

Trepanier A.M., Supplee L., Blakely L., McLosky J., and Duquette D. (2016). Public health approaches and barriers to educating providers about hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome. Healthcare, 4(1), pii: E19; doi:10.3390/healthcare4010019.

Thompson, A.B., Cragun, D., Sumerau, J.E., Cragun, R.T., DeGifis, V., Trepanier, A. (2016). “Be prepared to bring it up.” Patients’ perceptions of the utility of religious and spiritual discussion during genetic counseling. J Genet Counsel, 25(5):945-56. doi: 10.1007/s10897-015-9922-9.

Baty BJ, Trepanier A, Bennett RL, Davis C, Erby L, Hippman C, Lerner B, Matthews A, Myers ME, Robbins CB, Singletary CN.(2016). Developing a model of advanced training to promote career advancement for certified genetic counselors: An investigation of expanded skills, advanced training paths, and professional opportunities. J Genet Counsel, 25(4), 625-634doi: 10.1007/s10897-015-9916-7.

Reeves, A., Trepanier, A.M. (2016). Comparison of informed consent preferences for multiplex carrier screening in a diverse population. J of Genet Counsel, 25(1):166-78. doi: 10.1007/s10897-015-9854-4.

Burgess, K.R., Carmany, E.P., Trepanier, A.M. (2016) A comparison of telephone genetic counseling and in-person genetic counseling from the genetic counselor’s perspective. J of Genet Counsel, 25(1):112-26. doi: 10.1007/s10897-015-9848-2.

Zwiesele, S., Bannick A., Trepanier, A. (2015) Parental strategies to help children with phenylketonuria (PKU) cope with feeling different. Am J Med Genet A, 167A(8):1787-95. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.37088.

Trepanier, A.M., Cohen, S.A., Allain, D.C. (2015). Thinking differently about genetic counseling service delivery. Current Genetic Medicine Reports, 3, 49-56. Doi: 10.1007/s40142-0069-7.

Hicks MA, Cline RJ, Trepanier AM (2014). Reaching future scientists, consumers and citizens: What do secondary school textbooks say about genomics and its impact on health? The American Biology Teacher, 76(6):379-383. 

Trepanier AM and Allain DC (2014). Models of service delivery for cancer genetic risk assessment and counseling.  J Genet Counsel 23, 239-253.

Wicklund C and Trepanier A (2014). Adapting genetic counseling training to the genomic era: More evolution than revolution. Journal of Genet Counsel,23(4):452-4. doi: 10.1007/s10897-014-9690-y.