Dana Schlegel

Research Assistant, 2011- 2012
U-M School of Public Health
U-M Genetic Counseling Program
B.A., Biochemistry, Harvard University, 2007
M.P.H. and Genetic Counseling (C.G.C.) Dual Degree Candidate, University of Michigan


Dana Schlegel is a dual degree student at the University of Michigan, pursuing a Masters degree in Genetic Counseling and a Masters degree in Public Health in the Health Behavior Health Education department. She is particularly interested in health education in the school systems and in global health. She is currently working on a thesis project about the effect on phone vs. in-person disclosure of genetic test results on the psychological distress of patients. Before arriving in Ann Arbor, Dana volunteered with Peace Corps as a high school biology teacher in a rural town in Mozambique. She later worked as a Portuguese medical interpreter at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA. Dana received her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry at Harvard University in 2007.