Leila Jamal, ScM '12, PhD '17, is a genetic counselor/bioethicist who studies ethical issues raised by the implementation of genomic medicine. Her primary appointment is at the NCI.
Experiences & Accomplishments
Leila Jamal, Sc.M., Ph.D. is a certified genetic counselor and bioethicist with prior clinical experience in pediatric neurology, oncology, and immunology. She is Associate Director for Cancer Genomics for the Johns Hopkins/NIH Genetic Counseling Training Program and a past member of the Board of Directors for the National Society of Genetic Counselors. She is also a member of the Advisory Board for the AllofUs Genetic Counseling Resource. Dr. Jamal's research focuses on uses of influence and persuasion in genetic counseling, oncology care for underserved and gender diverse patients, the provision of genetic counseling in palliative care, and uses of genetics to restrict access to insurance, abortion, and gender-affirming care.
Honors & Awards
Ann Krush Memorial Lectureship, Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Gastrointestinal Cancer
- Lecture Topic: Genetic Risk Assessment Across the Lifespan
Award for Excellence in Teaching, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
NIAID Director’s Award, National Institutes of Health
- Awarded for developing a clinical genomics platform comprised of centralized sequencing and novel systems for collaborative and integrative data analysis and mining to understand immunogenetic disorders
NIAID Merit Award, National Institutes of Health
- Awarded for co-creating a collaborative community of research groups within NIH, leading to research that advances the development of precision medicine treatments