Karen Siklosi Raraigh M.G.C.
Karen Raraigh received her MGC in Genetic Counseling from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 2008. Immediately after, she completed a yearlong research project at St. Vincentâ€™s University Hospital in Dublin, Ireland under the auspices of a US Department of State Fulbright grant. During this time, she investigated knowledge, attitudes, and education regarding cystic fibrosis (CF) in adult patients in Ireland, as well as developed a quality improvement questionnaire to assess patient views on their quality and delivery of CF care. Upon her return to the US, she joined the Genetics Department at Nationwide Childrenâ€™s Hospital in Columbus, OH to provide genetic counseling for families with a variety of genetic conditions. While in Ohio, Ms. Raraigh was a member of the Cystic Fibrosis Transition Team, a group of CF care providers working to establish and improve transition procedures for patients with CF. In 2011, Ms. Raraigh joined a research team at Johns Hopkins University, where she currently works on the Clinical and Functional Translation of CFTR (CFTR2) project and database, as well as a variety of other CF-related research projects. Her primary interests are genotype-phenotype correlation and communication of genetic information. She is the former chair of the Genetic Counselorsâ€™ Consortium at Johns Hopkins and of the Cystic Fibrosis Special Interest Group within the National Society of Genetic Counselors.