Chieko Tamura, M.S.

Along with serving as our LFS Association – Japan chapter chair, Chieko Tamura is an active participant with our Genetic Counselor Advisory Group.

Chieko studied genetic counseling as a Fulbright scholar at the joint graduate program of the National Human Genome Research Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Public health, graduating in 2003.

By 2005, she was certified as a genetic counselor by the American Board of Genetic Counseling as well as the Japanese Board of Genetic Counseling. She is a board member of the Japanese Association of Certified Genetic Counselors and worked as an intern genetic counselor in the USA.

Chieko has worked in a variety of settings to include prenatal, pediatrics, adult genetics, cancer genetics, neurogenetics, and infertility, etc. at many different medical institutions, including the Japan’s National Center for Child Health and Development, several university hospitals and major fertility clinics. She has also worked as an associate professor at the genetic counseling training graduate program at Ochanomizu University of Tokyo and served as co-director of the program. Chieko has also worked in psychosocial genetic counseling, grief counseling, disability studies, research methodology, and bioethics.

Chieko can be reached via email at:

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