Tamsen Brown

Tamsen’s long-standing involvement in the Boston area hospital system has taken numerous forms, from high school research assistant at MGH to genetic counseling intern at DFCI to lead genetic counselor at BUSM to volunteer at the Brigham and Women’s NICU. She currently holds a seat on BWH’s Board of Advisors as well as the Newborn Medicine and Reproductive Health Advisory Board. At Penn, Tamsen serves on the School of Arts and Sciences Advisory Board in addition to her role at Basser.

After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, Tamsen earned her Master's degree in Genetics. As a licensed genetic counselor, she worked as project manager and head genetic counselor for the multi-site REVEAL study (Risk Evaluation and Education for Alzheimer Disease) at the Boston University School of Medicine. She also spent years conducting clinical genetics research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women's hospitals. She has co-authored numerous scientific articles with her colleagues and has presented research findings to both the American Society of Human Genetics and the National Society of Genetic Counselors, from whom she received the Best Abstract Award for her REVEAL Study analysis.

Tamsen lives in the suburbs of Boston with her husband, three children and “several” dogs. She is thrilled to be part of Basser Center's Advisory Board!