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Sandra Daack-Hirsch
PhD, RN
Associate Professor
364 CNB
319-335-7061
Education: 

PhD, University of Iowa
MSN, University of Iowa
BSN, University of Iowa          

Research/Clinical Interests: 
  • Communication and use of genomic information
  • Genomic literacy of patients and health care providers
  • Genetic and environmental risk factors of cleft lip and palate

Sandra Daack-Hirsch is an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing. Her BSN, MSN and PhD are from the University of Iowa College of Nursing. Dr. Daack-Hirsch focused her master’s study on genetic counseling and care of children and families. She completed her PhD in the Parent Child & Family Area of study with an emphasis in public health and genetics.

Dr. Daack-Hirsch teaches clinical genetics and is a consultant on numerous national projects to promote the education of nurses in genetics. Her program of research involves developing innovative strategies to communicate complex genetic information with individuals, families, and clinicians. On-going research projects include subphenotyping of orofacial clefting, improving the diagnostic pathway of families who have children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and managing incidental findings related to clinical and research genomic testing. Dr. Daack-Hirsch is the principal investigator on a newly funded project from the NIH entitled “Personal Perspective and Provider Communication of Genomic Risk for T2DM.” The objective of this study is to elucidate the personalizing process for genetic/genomic risk perception in a diverse group of individuals who have a first degree relative with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

IOWA RESEARCH ONLINE: http://works.bepress.com/sandra_daack-hirsch