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Curtis R. Coughlin II, MS, MBe, CGC

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

phone: (303) 724-2310
office:  Education 2 South, Room 4110

Curtis Coughlin II is a genetic counselor in the Section of Clinical Genetics and Metabolism where he focuses on the treatment of metabolic encephalopathies and clinical applications of genomic sequencing.  He received his ethics training at the University of Pennsylvania.  

Since joining the faculty at the University of Colorado, he has served as a member of the ethics consultation team at the Children’s Hospital of Colorado (2011-present). His main interest is ethical issues within the field of genetics. He has served as the chair of the ethics advisory group for the National Society of Genetic Counselors (2010-2015) and as the ethics ad hoc content expert for Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Newborn Screening Program (2015-present).

His current research interest includes the return of results and secondary findings identified through genomic sequencing, and he is currently a member of the Clinical Genetics Resource’s (ClinGen) Consent and Disclosure Recommendation Committee (2014-present).  

  • Undergraduate education: Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA
  • Masters of Genetic Counseling: Arcadia University, Glenside, PA 
  • Masters of Bioethics: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 
  • Bioethics and genetics 
  • Newborn screening 
  • Population based genomic sequencing 
  • Return of results following genomic sequencing 
  • Secondary findings identified through genomic sequencing