Amy Roberson Walton is a genetic counselor with over 16+ years of experience, specializing in the area of cancer genetics and genomics. She has held a variety of roles, primary in molecular diagnostic and commercial genetic testing laboratories including Myriad Genetics, The Mayo Clinic’s Department of Laboratory Medicine, and Caris Life Sciences. Amy’s primary professional mission has been to use her genetic counseling background and skills to support the commercialization and integration of hereditary cancer and tumor-based genetic testing into routine cancer screening and care.
Amy holds a Masters of Science in Medical Genetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and became a certified genetic counselor in 2005. She is published in the area of cancer genetics and has served as the co-chair of the National Society of Genetic Counselors Industry Special Interest Group. Amy was involved in the development of the University of Utah genetic counseling training program, serving on the curriculum and faculty development committees, and created the first joint clinical-laboratory clinical rotation for genetic counseling students. She later then served as adjunct faculty and a clinical supervisor at the University of Utah genetic counseling training program. Amy has also served as a clinical supervisor and instructor for genetic counseling graduate students from many different training programs, as well as rotating Laboratory Genomics and Genetics fellows and residents at the Mayo Clinic.
Amy currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio and enjoys all things outdoor recreation, triathalons, reading, and spending time with her husband, family, and friends.