Mary Pat Bland, M.S., CGC (she/her)

  • Instructor of Molecular and Medical Genetics, School of Medicine


Mary Pat Bland has been a genetics counselor for over 20 years and worked in prenatal, pediatric, cancer and adult genetics. She loves working with patients of all ages, and hopes to partner with families to review genetics, coordinate testing when needed and share genetic resources that may be helpful.

Mary Pat joined OHSU in 2018 and splits her time between the Hemostasis and Thrombosis Center and Molecular and Medical Genetics clinics

Outside of work, Mary Pat likes to read, run, bake and cheer for the Chicago Cubs. 

Education and training

    • B.S., 1994, Purdue University
    • M.S., 2000, University of California, Berkeley

Memberships and associations:

  • National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC)
  • American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC)


Selected publications

  • Goddard KA, Duquette D, Zlot A, Johnson J, Annis-Emeott A, Lee PW, Bland MP, Edwards KL, Oehlke K, Giles RT, Rafferty A, Cook ML, Khoury MJ. Public awareness and use of direct-to-consumer genetic tests: results from 3 state population-based surveys, 2006. Am J Public Health. 2009 Mar; 99(3):442-5.
  • Zlot AI, Bland MP, Silvey K, Epstein B, Mielke B, Leman RF. Influence of family history of diabetes on health care provider practice and patient behavior among nondiabetic Oregonians. Prev Chronic Dis. 2009 Jan;6(1):A27.
  • Genetic Testing-A Genetic Counselor’s Perspective, Nov 2003 at Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) Annual Meeting.
  • Allows Transgene Expression Following Readministration of AAV Vectors. Hum Gene Ther. 1998. 9:477-85.
  • Manning WC, Paliard X, Zhou S, Bland MP, Lee AY, Hong K, Walker CM, Escobedo JA, Dwarki V. Genetic Immunization with Adeno-Associated Virus Vectors Expressing Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 Glycoproteins B and D. J Virol . 1997 71:7960-2.


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