2016 Fall Symposium


Quinn Stein, MS, CGC
Genesurance and Marketing Madness

Quinn Stein, MS, CGC


Learning Outcomes:
  • Define Genesurance Counseling.
  • Discern the time and effort genetic counselors spend on financial topics, such as cost of genetic testing and third party coverage.
  • Differentiate the perceived “roles and responsibilities” of genesurance counseling, by genetic counselor subspecialty.

Quinn Stein, MS, CGC is Director of the new Augustana-Sanford Genetic Counseling Graduate Program at Augustana University (Sioux Falls, SD) where he is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Genetic Counseling. Prior to his role at Augustana, he was the Senior Genetic Counselor at Sanford Health. His professional interests include pediatric/metabolic genetics, hereditary cancer, Down syndrome, genetics in primary care, and genesurance counseling. Quinn has published numerous articles on topics such as hereditary cancer, autism, obesity, newborn screening, genetic diseases in the Hutterite population, first trimester screening, and several rare genetic disorders. He has earned grants to establish a pediatric hearing loss clinic and to help study rare diseases diagnosed by newborn screening. He is also a member of the Inborn Errors of Metabolism Collaborative (IBEMC), a national newborn screening research group working toward the development of evidence-based treatment protocols for children diagnosed with rare metabolic conditions. Quinn has held numerous leadership positions within the National Society of Genetic Counselors and is honored this year with the 2016 NSGC Strategic Leadership Award.