Approach To Care
Joy Larsen Haidle enjoys using technology to help families protect their health. Not all families with cancer will have an underlying inherited risk factor. Meeting with a genetic counselor can help determine the chance of developing cancer, along with whether DNA testing would be useful to consider, and the options for surveillance or risk reduction based on the family history or genetic testing.
Helping families understand how family history impacts care is at the core of precision medicine. It can be quite empowering for families to understand their health risks and what could be done to help protect their health.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Chemistry – Buena Vista College, IA, 1993
- Master’s Degree in Human Genetics – Sarah Lawrence College, NY, 1995
- American Board of Genetic Counselors, 1996, 2006, 2016
- NSGC Leadership Award, 2012
Joy Larsen Haidle is a nationally recognized expert and leader in genetic counseling. She has co-authored several genetic counseling practice guidelines and manuscripts.
Joy Larsen Haidle and her husband live in Maple Grove with their two children and dog. They are active in the community and enjoy volunteering with the kids’ activities and school district along with traveling and spending time with family and friends.