Dr. Jehannine Austin



Dr. Jehannine Austin, http://www.bcmhari.ca/faculty/austin-jehannine.php, is an Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada, a Research Scientist at the BC Mental Health and Addictions Institute, and graduate advisor for the UBC Genetic Counseling program. She holds the Canada Research Chair in Translational Psychiatric Genomics.

She completed her PhD in neuropsychiatric genetics at the University of Wales College of Medicine in Cardiff, UK, and her clinical training as a genetic counselor at UBC. She is board certified genetic counselor, and founded the world’s first specialist psychiatric genetic counseling service of its kind in Vancouver, in 2012. She has been working exclusively with individuals with psychiatric disorders and their families for more than 10 years.