Karen Siklosi Raraigh M.G.C.

Genetic Counselor

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. Vincent’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 Children’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 Counselors’ Consortium at Johns Hopkins and of the Cystic Fibrosis Special Interest Group within the National Society of Genetic Counselors.