Education and Training
BS in Neuroscience with Honors in Biology - The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
MS in Genetic Counseling - Arcadia University, Glenside, PA
Titles and Academic Titles
Licensed Genetic Counselor
Departments and Services
Jasper, T., Campbell, H., McVeety, K., Singh, S., Pirzadeh-Miller, S., Back, A., and Atzinger, C. Building a Community-Oriented Future for Genetic Counseling. NSGC Perspectives. November 2022.
Back, A., Raper, A., Bohnert, K., Baldwin, A., Berman, N., and Harr, M. Pennsylvania Association of Genetic Counselors (PAGC) Action Plan from 2021 Working Group for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI). Published virtually by Pennsylvania Association of Genetic Counselors. October 2022.
Back, A. and Conway, L. Hinduism and Reproductive Decision Making: Karma, Samsara, and the In- Between. Journal of Genetic Counseling. April 2020.
Anyetei-Anum, CS., Evans, RM., Back, AM., Roggero, VR., and Allison LA. Acetylation modulates thyroid hormone receptor intracellular localization and intranuclear mobility. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology. September 2019.
Fashing, N., Ueckermann, E., Fashing, P., Nguyen, N., Back, A., and Allison, L. Bryobia abyssiniae (Prostigmata: Tetranychidae), a new species of the highlands of Ethiopia. Journal of Acarology. June 2016.
Posters and Presentations
Back, A., Aiyar, L., Bland, A., and Chan-Smutko, G. ‘First Steps Towards Systemic Change: Building Frameworks for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) on Local Levels in the Genetic Counseling Profession.’ National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Conference, Nashville TN, November 2022.
Narayan, S., Back, A., Gorman, N., and Quinn, E. The Impact of Americanization and Hindu Philosophy on Perspectives of Reproductive Decision-Making. National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Conference, Nashville TN, November 2022.
Arjunan, A., Price, E., Back, A., Raper, A., and Vento, J. ‘Panel: JEDI Within Genetic Counseling— Beginning the Conversation Within PAGC.’ Pennsylvania Association of Genetic Counselors (PAGC) Annual Conference, virtual platform, April 2021.
Back, A., Shah Baxi, D., and Conway, L. Impact of Hindu Philosophy on the Perspectives of Hindu Women on Selective Termination. National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Conference, virtual platform, November 2020.
Awards and Honors
2019, Ellington Beaver’s Award for Academic Inquiry
2016, William and Mary Honor’s Fellowship
2014-2015, Roy R. Charles Center Student Research Grant
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
2021-present, National Society of Genetic Counselors
- 2023-present, Ethics Advisory Group (EAG)
2021-present, Pennsylvania Association of Genetic Counselors (PAGC)
- 2021-present, Chair of Education
Patient Experience Ratings
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