Navigating the world of genetic testing can be overwhelming and my aim is to provide the support, education and counseling to patients from all walks of life, so that they can feel confident when making decisions about testing and next steps. In practice, I also make time to support patients as they weigh the sometimes emotional pros and cons of testing as a genetic result or diagnosis may not affect just themselves but their family as well. As a counselor I am here to support my patients with whatever decision they feel is right for them.
Kathryn Rice is a licensed and board certified genetic counselor who specializes in prenatal genetics. She provides genetic counseling for both individuals and couples who are interested in learning more about their reproductive risks and genetic testing options before becoming pregnant and also those who already are pregnant. Patients may be referred for a personal or family history of a specific condition, abnormal ultrasound findings, pregnancy loss, infertility, advanced maternal age or for general assessment. Kathryn also works with the UC Davis Fetal Care and Treatment Center.
Kathryn's previous research experience focused on the psychosocial affects of teens with sickle cell anemia in the high school setting and investigating the genetics of Ulcerative Colitis.
Maternal Fetal Medicine
B.S., Neuroscience, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno NV 2009
M.S., Genetic Counseling, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA 2014