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Kristin A. Maloney, MS, MGC

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Assistant Professor

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Education and Training

B.S., Biology, The College of New Jersey, 2003

M.S., Genetics & Genomics, Duke University, 2009

M.G.C. (Masters in Genetic Counseling), University of Maryland School of Medicine, 2012

C.G.C. (Certification from the American Board of Genetic Counseling), 2012


I am a board-certified genetic counselor and faculty member in the Department of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM-SOM). My current position involves research, teaching, clinical and laboratory genetic counseling responsibilities. In the latter I work closely with Dr. Linda Jeng, Director of the Translational Genomics Laboratory, and have played a major role in genetic variant interpretation on a number of clinical implementation research projects. I am involved in the Personalized Diabetes Medicine Program (PI: Toni Pollin) and have assisted on study design, developed informed consent documents, generated patient and provider information about the study, and provided pre- and post-test genetic counseling to individuals with suspected and confirmed monogenic diabetes. I have significant experience with human subjects research projects aimed at implementing personalized medicine as a member of the UM-SOM Program for Personalized & Genomic Medicine (PPGM). Additionally, I review all student research proposals and IRB applications as Coursemaster of the Research Methodology for Genetic Counselors class in the Master’s in Genetic Counseling Program at the UM-SOM.  I also coordinate hands-on pharmacogenomics educational activities in the UM-SOM and UM School of Pharmacy. I have incorporated the lessons from PDMP and PPGM into my own clinical practice as an adult genetic counselor at the University of Maryland Center for Genetics & Personalized Medicine.  I am also part of the new Pharmacogenomics Service in the hospital.

Research/Clinical Keywords

personalized medicine, pharmacogenomics, monogenic diabetes, genetic counseling, adult genetics, variant interpretation

Highlighted Publications

Stein, S.A., Maloney, K.A., and Pollin, T.I. (2014) Genetic counseling for diabetes mellitus. Current Genetic Medicine Reports. 2(2): 56-67.

Overby, C.L., Maloney, K.A.,  Alestock, T.D., Chavez, J., et al. (2015) Prioritizing Approaches to Engage Community Members and Build Trust in Biobanks: A Survey of Attitudes and Opinions of Adults within Outpatient Practices at the University of Maryland. J Personalized Medicine. 5(3): 264-279.

Perry, C.G., Maloney, K.A., Beitelshees, A.L., Jeng, L.J., Ambulos Jr., N.P., Shuldiner, A.R., and Blitzer, M.G. (2016) Educational Innovations in Clinical Pharmacogenomics. Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics. 99(6): 582-584.

Kleinberger, J., Maloney, K.A., Pollin, T.I., and Jeng, L.J. (2016) An openly available online tool for implementing the ACMG/AMP standards and guidelines for the interpretation of sequence variants. Genetics in Medicine. DOI: 10.1038/gim.2016.13.

Kleinberger, J., Maloney, K.A., and Pollin, T.I. (2016) The Genetic Architecture of Diabetes in Pregnancy: Implications for Clinical Practice. American J Perinatology. DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1592078.