Beth Rosen Sheidley, MS, CGC

Genetics Co-editor

Beth Rosen Sheidley MS, CGC, is a licensed genetic counselor with over two decades of experience in clinical genetic counseling, research, and teaching. Her areas of expertise include epilepsy, autism, psychiatric illness, and both prenatal and pediatric genetic counseling. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University in 1990 and her Master of Science in genetic counseling from Brandeis University in 1994.

Currently, Ms. Sheidley is a senior genetic counseling program manager at Boston Children's Hospital where she serves as co-director of the Epilepsy Genetics Program. She is a founding member and co-chair of EpiGC, an international network of genetic counselors who specialize in epilepsy genetics and who are dedicated to the education of both providers and families. Ms. Sheidley has authored or co-authored numerous publications and is currently the lead author of a group conducting a systematic review of the epilepsy genetics literature on behalf of the National Society of Genetic Counselors.

In addition to her role in the Epilepsy Genetics Program, Beth is a member of the Advisory Board for the Brandeis University Genetic Counseling Graduate Program, where she served as professor of the practice and co-director of research and professional development from 2005 through June of 2014.

Authored By: 
Epilepsy Foundation Communications
Authored Date: 
11/2019