Dr. Linnenbringer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Public Health Sciences and Assistant Director of the Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling at Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM). A board-certified genetic counselor, Dr. Linnenbringer completed her PhD training in health behavior & health education with a cognate in social demography. She applies this multidisciplinary training in her studies of the interplay among genetic, social, and behavioral factors that influence population health and health disparities. 

In her current research projects, Dr. Linnenbringer works closely with community members, clinicians, and researcher to collaboratively incorporate information on genomic risk factors and social determinants of health into interventions designed to increase health equity. She also contributes to several other NIH-funded research projects designed to optimize the return of genetic and other research findings to study participants.

Dr. Linnenbringer enjoys working with students interested in genetic counseling, public health, and medicine. Please complete the Lab Interest Form to be contacted about current research opportunities. Paid full-time job postings will be shared on the lab webpage when available.

AB, Biology – Washington University in St. Louis

MS, Genetic Counseling – Northwestern University

PhD, Health Behavior & Health Education – University of Michigan