Laina Lusk, MMSc, LCGC

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Laina Lusk, MMSc, LCGC, is a genetic counselor in the Division of Neurology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Board Certification

Licensed Certified Genetic Counselor (LCGC)

Undergraduate Degree

BS - Neuroscience, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

Graduate Degree

MS - Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Titles and Academic Titles

Licensed Genetic Counselor

Departments and Services


Posters and Presentations


Lusk L, Black E, Vengoechea J (2020). Segregation of two variants suggests the presence of autosomal dominant and recessive forms of WFS1-related disease within the same family: expanding the phenotypic spectrum of Wolfram Syndrome. Journal of Medical Genetics, 57, 121-123.


Evans DW, Lusk LG, Slane MM, et al. (2018). Dimensional assessment of schizotypal, psychotic, and other psychiatric traits in children and their parents: development and validation of the Childhood Oxford-Liverpool Inventory of Feelings and Experiences on a representative US sample. J Child Psychol Psychiatry, 59(5), 574–585. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12827


Ajayi OJ, Smith EJ, Viangteeravat, T, … Lusk L, … Reiter LT (2017). A Multi-site Semi-automated Clinical Data Repository for Duplication 15q Syndrome. JMIR Research Protocols, 6(10):e194.

Evans DW, Uljarevic M, Lusk LG, Loth E, Frazier T (2017). Development of Two New Dimensional Measures of Restricted and Repetitive Behaviors in Parents and Children. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 56, 51-58. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2016.10.014


Finucane BM, Lusk L, Arkilo D, et al (2016). 15q Duplication Syndrome and Related Disorders. In: Pagon RA, Adam MP, Ardinger HH, et al., editors. GeneReviews®. Seattle (WA): University of Washington, Seattle; 1993-2016. Available from: Lusk LG and Mitchel AD (2016). Differential gaze patterns on eyes and mouth during audiovisual speech segmentation. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 52. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00052

Evans DW, Michael AM, Uljarevic M, Lusk LG, Buirkle JM, and Moore GJ (2016). Neural substrates of a schizotypal spectrum in typically-developing children: Further evidence of a normal-pathological continuum. Behavioural Brain Research, 315, 141-146. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2016.08.034


Slane MM, Lusk LG, Boomer KB, Hare AE, King MK, and Evans DW (2014). Social cognition, face processing, and oxytocin receptor single nucleotide polymorphisms in typically developing children. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 9, 160-171. doi: 10.1016/j.dcn.2014.04.001


Floody OR and Lusk LG (2013). Responses to central oxotremorine and scopolamine support the cholinergic control of mating behavior in hamsters. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, 105, 1-11. doi: 10.1016/j.pbb.2013.01.011