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- Provide an overview of how genetic screening impacts maternal and infant health, with special emphasis on noninvasive prenatal screening (NIPS)
- Increase visibility of the patient experience, emphasizing ways to empower others and improve quality of care and general wellbeing
- Highlight information and communication strategies from SWHR’s NIPS Resource Guide for Women
Marianna Raia, MS, CGC
Marianna Raia, MS, CGC, is the Associate Director of Programs at Expecting Health. Raia brings over 15 years of experience in clinical genetics, healthcare, laboratory and biotechnology industries. As a genetic counselor, she has dedicated her career to bringing forth awareness of genetic knowledge, family advocacy, and community education. Driven by the mission to increase access to genetic services, she has helped innovate and deliver new models of patient care through patient-centered education and telehealth services. Raia is committed to helping patients, providers, and the public understand how genetic information can empower you to make decisions about your health and the health of your family. Raia earned her Master of Genetic Counseling from the University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center.
Download the NIPS Resource Guide
SWHR’s Noninvasive Prenatal Screening Program is supported by an educational sponsorship from Illumina, Inc. SWHR maintains editorial control and independence over educational content.