Program for Jewish Genetic Health

Nicole Schreiber-Agus, PhD

Nicole Schreiber-Agus is the Program Director for the Program for Jewish Genetic Health of Yeshiva University/Albert Einstein College of Medicine and is also an Assistant Professor at Einstein.  Nicole received her A.B. in Art History from Princeton University and her Ph.D. in Biomedical Research from Einstein. She was instrumental in establishing the Program for Jewish Genetic Health and she is also the founder and co-developer of, a Jewish genetics online education series.   Nicole has authored numerous scientific manuscripts and book chapters, gives lectures across the country on genetic testing-related topics, and has mentored dozens of students. Sample Titles Jewish Genetic Health in the 21st Century & What you Need to Know Genetic Carrier Screening: Preparing for new and growing families Choices and Dilemmas at the Beginning of Life Genetic Testing in 2015: How Much Information is Too Much? Cancer Risk and the Jewish...


Chani Wiesman, MS, CGC

Chani Wiesman, MS, CGC is a genetic counselor with the Program for Jewish Genetic Health of Yeshiva/Einstein and with Montefiore Medical Center, where she specializes in reproductive and cancer genetics.  Chani received her BA degree in Biology from CUNY-Queens College in 2007 and her MS degree in Genetic Counseling from Northwestern University in 2009. Prior to joining Montefiore, Chani served as a genetic counselor at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, specializing in reproductive and pediatric genetics as well as working closely with Columbia’s Cystic Fibrosis Center. Chani presents frequently in the Jewish community about Jewish genetic diseases, carrier testing and available family planning options for carrier couples. Sample Titles Genetics in Medicine: Current Applications and Future Prospects Hereditary Risk: Breast and Ovarian Cancer in the Jewish Community Jewish Genetic Diseases and Ashkenazi Jewish Carrier...

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