Brianne NicholsonM.S., C.G.C.

  • Instructor of Molecular and Medical Genetics, School of Medicine


  • Genetics

Special focus on

  • Cancer Genetics
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Perinatology

I see patients at


Brianne was born and raised in Portland metro area. Her interest in counseling and human genetics led her to pursue the field of genetic counseling. She practiced as a prenatal genetic counselor in New York City for more than two years before returning to Portland, Oregon to join the Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics as a genetic counselor in the Knight Cancer Institute at OHSU.

In her spare time, Brianne enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, kayaking, and trying new restaurants. She also likes international travel as well as being a tourist in her own city.


  • B.A., 2008, Azusa Pacific University
  • M.S., 2011, Sarah Lawrence College


  • Spanish (some)

Memberships and associations

  • National Society of Genetic Counselors