• Jessica Hartley.
  • Assistant professor;
    Program director, MSc Genetic Counselling

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Biochemistry and Medical Genetics
    Room 310A – Basic Medical Sciences Building
    745 McDermot Avenue
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0W2

    Phone: 204-789-3399
    Website: Genetic Counselling (MSc)

Accepting graduate students

Master's – graduate students must be successful in the Master of Science in Genetic Counselling Program admissions process. Once enrolled as an MSc GCP student, they may be accepted for supervision.

PhD - no

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Research summary

Jessica Hartley’s research primarily focuses on evolving approaches to genetic counselling service delivery, optimizing access to genetic healthcare for a diverse population.

This includes exploring the impact and patient experience across changing models of service delivery, clinical genetics workforce needs and changes, and interdisciplinary collaboration, using both quantitative and qualitative approaches.


Jessica Hartley (she/her) is the program director for the Master of Science in Genetic Counselling Program and an assistant professor of biochemistry and medical genetics at the Max Rady College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences.

Hartley received a master of science in genetic counselling from Northwestern University in 2008. She is an American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) certified genetic counsellor with clinical experience in metabolism, newborn screening, cystic fibrosis and neurogenetics.

In her current role she is responsible for curriculum development, advocacy, teaching and oversight of clinical rotations and thesis projects for students within the Manitoba Master of Science in Genetic Counselling Program.



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Biochemistry and Medical Genetics
Room 336 Basic Medical Sciences Building
745 Bannatyne Avenue
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0J9 Canada