Position title: Assistant Professor
Research Genetic Counselor
Genetic Counselor, Undiagnosed Genetic Disease Program
Assistant Professor (CHS)
Dr. Hall completed her undergraduate degree at UW-Green Bay in 2005 with a major in Human Biology and Psychology. She then went on to earn her PhD in Houston, TX at Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics with her thesis focusing on discovery of genetic causes of neuropsychiatric disorders. After completing her PhD, she decided to pursue a more clinical avenue, and received her master’s degree and certification as a genetic counselor from Indiana University’s School of Medicine. After receiving her genetic counseling degree, she worked as a pediatric genetic counselor at a private hospital in Indianapolis. In 2015, she moved to Madison and was a pediatric genetic counselor at UW in the Department of Medical Genetics with a focus on general genetics, neuromuscular disorders, and inpatient genetic counseling. In 2018, she became the research coordinator for the genetic counseling program at UW. To utilize both her research and clinical genetics backgrounds, April joined the Center for Human Genomics and Precision Medicine as a research genetic counselor in Aug 2018.