Melanie Pepin, MS, CGC is a
board certified genetic counselor. She manages the clinical
diagnostic service of the Collagen Diagnostic Laboratory at the University
of Washington in Seattle. She coordinates clinical research studies of
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type IV. Before entering the laboratory and
clinical research realm, she provided genetic counseling and
support to families of children with inherited disorders, including
osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) in the
Medical Genetics Clinic at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Seattle.
Melanie has published clinical research papers in the areas of prenatal
diagnosis of OI, the evaluation of children with unexplained fractures and the
Ehlers-Danlos syndromes. She was instrumental in developing the Connective
Tissue Special Interest Group of the National Society of Genetic Counselors
(NSGC) and has been an invited speaker at the national meetings of the American
Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), NSGC, EDNF and OIF on the topic of genetic
counseling and connective tissue disorders.