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Program Director

Division of Genomic Medicine

Program Director

Implementing Genomics in Practice II (IGNITE-II)


M.S. University of Utah

J.D. Northeastern University


Renee Rider is a genetic counselor and a Program Director for the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Implementing Genomics in Practice Pragmatic Trials Network (IGNITE PTN).

Prior to joining NHGRI, Renee worked at the University of Utah Alzheimer’s Center and the Veterans’ Administration. She provided genetic counseling for adult diseases in a wide variety of specialties and was a part of growing the VA’s robust, national telehealth genetic counseling consult service. Her research interests include developing the genetics workforce and using alternative genetic education and counseling methods to increase access to genetic services. Renee received her master’s in science in genetic counseling from the University of Utah and a juris doctor from Northeastern University School of Law. She is currently working on her Doctor of Public Health at George Washington University.

Last updated: November 20, 2022