Robin Bennett, M.S., L.G.C., Ph.D. (hon.), is a board certified senior genetic counselor and clinic manager for the Genetic Medicine Clinic and Center on Human Development and Disability at UW Medical Center and a UW professor of Medicine and Medical Genetics.
Bennett is a forerunner in developing genetic counseling practice recommendations and criterion for pedigree nomenclature that are now the world standard.
Bennett earned her M.S. from Sarah Lawrence College and her honorary Ph.D. from Kenyon College in Ohio. She is a recipient of the UW Distinguished Staff Award and Patient and Family Educator Award, the Natalie Weissberger Paul Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) and the NSGC Regional Leadership Award. Her work on genetic counseling practice guidelines was a NSGC Best Abstract, and its publication in the Journal of Genetic Counseling received worldwide acclaim.