Baty, Bonnie J., MS, CGC

Languages

  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Pediatrics - Professor (Clinical) Emeritus
  • Divisions: Pediatric Genetics

Board Certification

  • American Board of Medical Genetics
  • American Board of Genetic Counseling

Academic Office Information

  • 801-581-8943
  • School of Medicine
    Pediatric Genetics
    30 N 1900 E
    Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Professor Baty established genetic counseling services at the University of Utah and has practiced as a genetic counselor for over 4 decades. Her research interests include genetic counseling education and practice and natural history of genetic conditions. She established and directed the Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling from 2005 to 2016. She received Natalie Weissberger Paul Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Society of Genetic Counselors in 2011, the University of Utah Distinguished Teaching Award in 2012, and is a Fellow in the Academy of Health Science Educators. She chairs the national Committee for Advanced Training for Certified Genetic Counselors (CATCGC) and is series editor for an Oxford University Press series Genetic Counseling in Practice. She is currently Professor Emerita in the Department of Pediatrics.

Professor Baty established genetic counseling services at the University of Utah and has practiced as a genetic counselor for over 4 decades. Her research interests include genetic counseling education and practice and natural history of genetic conditions. She directed the Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling from 2005-2016. She received Natalie Weissberger Paul Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Society of Genetic Counselors in 2010 and the University of Utah Distinguished Teaching Award in 2012. She is currently Professor Emerita in the Department of Pediatrics and Genetic Counselor Emerita at Primary Children's Hospital.

Education History

Type School Degree
Other Training University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business
Physician Executive Course
Graduate Training Rutgers University
Genetic Counseling
M.S.
Internship University of Colorado
Genetic Counseling
Intern
Undergraduate Douglass College of Rutgers University
Biological Sciences
B.S.

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Baty BJ (2018 Mar 7). Genetic counseling: Growth of the profession and the professional.LID - 10.1002/ajmg.c.31601 [doi]. (Epub ahead of print) Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet.
  2. Doyle DL, Awwad RI, Austin JC, Baty BJ, Bergner AL, Brewster SJ, Erby LAH, Franklin CR, Greb AE, Grubs RE, Hooker GW, Noblin SJ, Ormond KE, Palmer CG, Petty EM, Singletary CN, Thomas MJ, Toriello H, Walton CS, Uhlmann WR (). 2013 review and update of the genetic counseling practice based competencies by a task force of the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling. J Genet Couns, 25, 868-879.
  3. Bonnie J Baty, Angela Trepanier, Robin L Bennett, Claire Davis, Lori Erby, Catriona Hippman, Barbara Lerner, Anne Matthews, Melanie F Myers, Carol B Robbins, Claire N Singletary (). Developing A Model of Advanced Training to Promote Career Advancement for Certified Genetic Counselors: An Investigation of Expanded Skills, Advanced Training Paths, and Professional Opportunities. J Genet Couns.
  4. Sheets, KM, Baty, BJ, Vazquez, JC, Carey, JC, Hobson, WL 2012 (). Breaking difficult news in a cross-cultural setting: Latina mothers of children with Down syndrome. J Genet Couns, 21(4), 582-590.
  5. Ellington L, Maxwel A, Baty BJ, Roter D, Dudley WN, Kinney AY (2007 Feb). Genetic counseling communication with an African American BRCA1 kindred. Soc Sci Med, 64(3), 724-34.
  6. Kinney AY, Simonsen SE, Baty BJ, Mandal D, Neuhausen SL, Seggar K, Holubkov R, Smith K (2006 Apr 15). Acceptance of genetic testing for hereditary breast ovarian cancer among study enrollees from an African American kindred. Am J Med Genet A, 140(8), 813-26.
  7. Ellington L, Baty BJ, McDonald J, Venne V, Musters A, Roter D, Dudley W, Croyle RT (2006 Jun). Exploring genetic counseling communication patterns: the role of teaching and counseling approaches. J Genet Couns, 15(3), 179-89.
  8. Kinney AY, Simonsen SE, Baty BJ, Mandal D, Neuhausen SL, Seggar K, Holubkov R, Bloor L, Smith K (2006 Aug). Risk reduction behaviors and provider communication following genetic counseling and BRCA1 mutation testing in an African American kindred. J Genet Couns, 15(4), 293-305.
  9. Baty BJ, Dudley WN, Musters A, Kinney AY (2006 Nov 15). Uncertainty in BRCA1 cancer susceptibility testing. Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet, 142C(4), 241-50.
  10. Ellington L, Roter D, Dudley WN, Baty BJ, Upchurch R, Larson S, Wylie JE, Smith KR, Botkin JR (2005 Oct). Communication analysis of BRCA1 genetic counseling. J Genet Couns, 14(5), 377-86.
  11. Kinney AY, Bloor LE, Mandal D, Simonsen SE, Baty BJ, Holubkov R, Seggar K, Neuhausen S, Smith K (2005 Dec 1). The impact of receiving genetic test results on general and cancer-specific psychologic distress among members of an African-American kindred with a BRCA1 mutation. Cancer, 104(11), 2508-16.
  12. Baty BJ, Kinney AY, Ellis SM (2003 Apr 15). Developing culturally sensitive cancer genetics communication aids for African Americans. Am J Med Genet, 118A(2), 146-55.
  13. Botkin JR, Smith KR, Croyle RT, Baty BJ, Wylie JE, Dutson D, Chan A, Hamann HA, Lerman C, McDonald J, Venne V, Ward JH, Lyon E (2003 Apr 30). Genetic testing for a BRCA1 mutation: prophylactic surgery and screening behavior in women 2 years post testing. Am J Med Genet, 118A(3), 201-9.
  14. Baty BJ, Olson SB, Magenis RE, Carey JC (2001 Mar 15). Trisomy 20 mosaicism in two unrelated girls with skin hypopigmentation and normal intellectual development. Am J Med Genet, 99(3), 210-6.
  15. Baty BJ, Baker D (2001 Fall). The evolving practice of genetic counseling. Am J Med Genet, 106(3), 175-6.
  16. Hamann HA, Croyle RT, Venne VL, Baty BJ, Smith KR, Botkin JR (2000 May 1). Attitudes toward the genetic testing of children among adults in a Utah-based kindred tested for a BRCA1 mutation. Am J Med Genet, 92(1), 25-32.
  17. Zehnbauer BA, Baty BJ, Shields J, Moley J (). A new mutation in the RET protooncogene associated with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A. Am J Pathol, 153(5), 1661-1661.
  18. McKinnon WC, Baty BJ, Bennett RL, Magee M, Neufeld-Kaiser WA, Peters KF, Sawyer JC, Schneider KA (1997 Oct 15). Predisposition genetic testing for late-onset disorders in adults. A position paper of the National Society of Genetic Counselors. JAMA, 278(15), 1217-20.
  19. Baty BJ, Venne VL, McDonald J, Croyle RT, Halls C, Nash JE, Botkin JR (1997-01-01). BRCA1 testing: genetic counseling protocol development and counseling issues. J Genet Couns, 6(2), 223-44.
  20. Botkin JR, Croyle RT, Smith KR, Baty BJ, Lerman C, Goldgar DE, Ward JM, Flick BJ, Nash JE (1996 Jul 3). A model protocol for evaluating the behavioral and psychosocial effects of BRCA1 testing. J Natl Cancer Inst, 88(13), 872-82.
  21. Baty BJ, Cohen L, Phelps L Speer MC, Stengel P, Williamson-Kruse L (1996-01-01). Folic acid and the prevention of neural tube defects. A position paper. J Genet Couns, 5(3), 139-45.
  22. Baty BJ, Jorde LB, Blackburn BL, Carey JC (1994 Jan 15). Natural history of trisomy 18 and trisomy 13: II. Psychomotor development. Am J Med Genet, 49(2), 189-94.
  23. Baty BJ, Blackburn BL, Carey JC (1994 Jan 15). Natural history of trisomy 18 and trisomy 13: I. Growth, physical assessment, medical histories, survival, and recurrence risk. Am J Med Genet, 49(2), 175-88.
  24. OConnell P, Leach RJ, Ledbetter DH, Cawthon RM, Culver M, Eldridge JR, Frej A-K, Holm TR, Wolff E, Thayer MJ, Schafer AJ, Fountain JQ, Wallace MR, Collins FS, Skolnick NH, Rich DC, Fournier REK, Baty B, Carey JC, Leppert MF, Lathrop GM, Lalouel J-M, White R (1989-01-01). Fine Structure DNA mapping studies of the Chromosomal region harboring the genetic defect in neurofibromatosis type I. Am J Hum Genet, 44, 51-7.
  25. Baty BJ, Cubberley D, Morris C, Carey J (1988 Mar). Prenatal diagnosis of distal arthrogryposis. Am J Med Genet, 29(3), 501-10.
  26. Brar MK, Cubberley DA, Baty BJ, Branch DW (1988 Apr). Chest wall hamartoma in a fetus. J Ultrasound Med, 7(4), 217-20.
  27. Barker DF, Wright E, Nguyen K, Cannon L, Fain P, Goldgar D, Bishop DT, Carey JC, Baty B, Kivlin J, Willard H, Waye JS, Greig G, Leinwwand L, Nakamura Y, OConnell P, Leppert M, Lalouel J-M, White R, Skolnick M (1987-01-01). Gene for von Recklinghausen neurofibromatosis is in the pericentric region of chromosome 17. Plenary Session. Am J Hum Genet, 4(3), Suppl A157.
  28. Barker D, Wright E, Nguyen K, Cannon L, Fain P, Goldgar D, Bishop DT, Carey JC, Baty B, Kivlin J, Willard H, Wayne JS, Greig G, Leinwand L, Nakamura Y, OConnell P, Leppert M, Lalouel J-M, White R, Skolnick M (1987-01-01). Gene for von Recklinghausen neurofibromatosis is in the pericentric region of chromosome 17. Science, 236, 1100-1102.
  29. Cosgriff TM, Bishop DT, Hershgold EJ, Skolnick MH, Martin BA, Baty BJ, Carlson KS (1983 Jul). Familial antithrombin III deficiency: its natural history, genetics, diagnosis and treatment. Medicine (Baltimore), 62(4), 209-20.
  30. Melendez MG, Williams DM, Baty B, Cartwright GE (1980 May). Clinical studies of a large family with Wilson's disease. South Med J, 73(5), 607-10.
  31. Weinberg JB, Hasstedt SJ, Skolnick MH, Kimberling WJ, Baty B (1980). Analysis of a large pedigree with elliptocytosis, multiple lipomatosis, and biological false-positive serological test for syphilis. Am J Med Genet, 5(1), 57-67.
  32. Kravitz K, Skolnick M, Cannings C, Carmelli D, Baty B, Amos B, Johnson A, Mendell N, Edwards C, Cartwright G (1979 Sep). Genetic linkage between hereditary hemochromatosis and HLA. Am J Hum Genet, 31(5), 601-19.

Review

  1. McMahon WM, Baty BJ, Botkin J (2006 Feb 15). Genetic counseling and ethical issues for autism. [Review]. Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet, 142C(1), 52-7.
  2. Baty B (1999-01-01). Counseling by computer: breast cancer risk and genetic testing. [Excerpt reprinted in Perspectives in Genetic Counseling, Winter 1999]. [Review]. Am J Med Genet, 86(1), 93-4.

Book

  1. MacFarland IM, Veach PM, LeRoy BS (). Genetic counseling research: A practical guide. Oxford University Press, New York, New York, U.S.A (Series Editor: Baty BJ).
  2. Baty, BJ amp Biesecker, BB, editors (). Seminars in Medical Genetics. Toward Evidence-Based Genetic Counseling. (Vol. 142C(4)). Am J Med Genet.
  3. Baty BJ, Baker D (2002-01-01). Seminars in Medical Genetics. The Evolving Practice of Genetic Counseling. (Vol. 106). Am J Med Genet.
  4. Mathiesen AM, Roy K (). Foundations of Perinatal Genetic Counseling (Series editor: Baty BJ). New York: Oxford University Press.

Book Chapter

  1. Baty BJ, Carey JC, McMahon WM (). Neurobehavioral disorders and medical genetics: an overview. In Goldstein S, Reynolds CR (Eds.), Handbook of Neurodevelopmental and Genetic Disorders in Children (2nd edition). New York, NY: Guilford Press.
  2. Baty BJ (). Working with patient anger. In LeRoy B, Veach PM, Bartels D (Eds.), Genetic Counseling Practice: Advanced Concepts and Skills. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons.
  3. Baty BJ (). Risk communication and decision making. In Baker DL, Schuette JL, Uhlmann WR (Eds.), A Guide to Genetic Counseling (2nd edition). New York, NY: Wiley-Liss.
  4. Baty, BJ, Carey, JC, amp McMahon, WM (). Neurobehavioral disorders and medical genetics: an overview. In Reynolds, CR & Goldstein, S (Eds.), Handbook of Neurodevelopmental and Genetic Disorders in Adults. New York, New York: Guilford Press.
  5. Baty BJ (1989). Case presentation as anonymous chapter. In Marks J, Heimler A, Reich E, et al (Eds.), Genetic Counseling Principles in Action: A Casebook (25). Birth Defects.
  6. Carey JC, Baty BJ, Johnson JP, Morrison T, Skolnick M, Kivlin J (1986). The genetic aspects of neurofibromatosis. In Ann N Y Acad Sci (486, pp. 45-56).
  7. Kravitz K, Skolnick M, Edwards C, Cartwright G, Cannings C, Amos B, Carmelli D, Baty BJ (1978-01-01). Pedigree analysis of the linkage between HLA and hemochromotosis. In Morton NE, Chung CS (Eds.), Genet Epidemiol (pp. 241-6). New York, NY: Academic Press.

Book Review

  1. Baty B (2002-01-01). Book Review. [Review of the book Counseling About Cancer. Strategies for Genetic Counseling]. 110, 295-6.

Letter

  1. Baty BJ, Drayna D, Leonard CO, White R (1986 Jan 25). Prenatal diagnosis of factor VIII deficiency to help with the management of pregnancy and delivery [Letter to the editor]. Lancet, 1(8474), 207.

Abstract

  1. Baty B, Davis C, Erby L, Hippman C, Trepanier A, Myers M, Lerner, B (). Expanding a Model of Advanced Training to Promote Career Advancement for Certified Genetic Counselors [Abstract]. Journal of Genetic Counseling, 26(6), 1417.
  2. Maxwell, A, Ellington, L, Dudley, W, Musters, A, Baty, B, Erby-Hamby, L, Larson, S, amp Roter, D (2006). An Examination of spouse-genetic counselor interactions: Brief but salient? [Abstract]. Society of Behavioral Science Meeting.
  3. Baty, BJ, Ellington, L, Dudley, WN, amp Musters, A (2005). Predictors of variation in genetic counselor communication patterns [Abstract]. American College of Medical Genetics Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting.
  4. Kinney, AY, Bloor, LE, Simonsen, SE, Baty, BJ, Holubkov, R, Mandal, D, Seggar, K, amp Smith, K (2004). Impact of culturally-targeted BRCA1 counseling and testing on screening and prevention among high-risk African American woman [Abstract]. AACR Preventive Oncology Meeting.
  5. Kinney, AY, Bloor, L, Holubkov, R, Baty, BJ, Mandal, D, amp Smith, KR (2004). Psychological impact of BRCA1 testing in an African-American kindred [Abstract]. European School of Oncology Meeting on Familial Cancer.
  6. Ellington, L, Dudley, W, Roter, D, Baty, BJ, Larson, S, Smith, KR, Botkin, J (2004). Communication analysis of BRCA1 genetic counseling and client psychological adjustment at four month follow-up [Abstract]. European School of Oncology Meeting on Familial Cancer.
  7. Baty, B, Smith, KR, Bloor, LE, amp Kinney, AY (2004). Family history knowledge in families at high risk for a BRCA1 mutation [Abstract]. American College of Medical Genetics.
  8. Baty, BJ, Carey, JC, Chen, Z, Issa, B, Cowley, BC, Aston, E, Maxwell, T, amp Brothman, AR (2004). Detection of cryptic deletions by genomic microarray in a patient with a complex, four chromosome translocation [Abstract]. American Society of Human Genetics Conference.
  9. Baty, BJ, Carey, JC, Brothman, AR, Chen, Z, Issa, B, Cowley, B, amp Aston, E (2004). Resolving mysteries with CGH microarray [Abstract]. J Genet Couns, 13, 499-500.
  10. Ellington L, Bjerregaard-Petersen S, Dudley WN, Baty BJ, Smith KR, Botkin JR (2004). The use of cluster analysis to study cancer genetics communication [Abstract]. 8th National Conference on Cancer Nursing Research.
  11. Ellington L, Kinney AY, Dudley W, Beveridge R, Upchurch R, Baty BJ (2004). Communication analysis of pre and post-test BRCA1 genetic counseling sessions in a large African-American kindred [Abstract]. European School of Oncology Meeting on Familial Cancer.
  12. Baty B, Kinney A, Dudley W, Marshall E (2002-01-01). Uncertainty in a family at high risk for a BRCA1 mutation. Platform presentation [Abstract]. J Genet Counsel, 11, 470-1.
  13. Dent KM, Baty B, Palumbos J, Lewin SO, Carey JC, Viskochil D (2001-01-01). Pedigree review to determine cancer-related deaths in individuals with neurofibromatosis type 1 in a pediatric-based NF clinic [Abstract]. Am J Hum Genet, 69(4), Suppl 298.
  14. Miller CE, Hoyle C, Baty B, Palumbos, J, McDonald J, Cantwell M, Pho L, Mensching L, Berkheim L, Dent K, Hafen B, Venne V (2001-01-01). Licensure of genetic counselors: success in Utah. Platform Presentation [Abstract]. Am J Hum Genet, 69(4), Suppl 223.
  15. Baty BJ, Kinney AY, Ellis S, Wiley A (2001-01-01). Developing cancer genetics educational materials for African-Americans (Platform Lecture) [Abstract]. Am J Hum Genet, 69(4), Suppl 224.
  16. Baty B (2000-01-01). The role of uncertainty in presymptomatic genetic testing. (Platform Lecture) [Abstract]. J Genet Counsel, 9, 535-6.
  17. Baty B, Olson S, Magenis RE, Carey J (2000-01-01). Trisomy 20 mosaicism in two unrelated girls with skin hypopigmentation and normal intellectual development [Abstract]. J Genet Counsel, 9, 502.
  18. Hamann HA, Croyle RT, Smith KR, Baty BJ, Venne VL, McDonald J, Botkin JR (1998-01-01). Appraisals of controllability among women tested for a BRCA1 mutation [Abstract]. J Genet Counsel, 7, 456.
  19. Baty B, Blackburn B, Carey J (1989-01-01). A natural history study of trisomy 18 and trisomy 13 [Abstract]. Clin Res, 37(1), 183A.
  20. OConnell P, Leach RJ, Ledbetter DH, Cawthon RM, Culver M, Eldridge JR, Frej A-K, Holm TR, Wolff E, Thayer MJ, Schafer AJ, Fountain JQ, Wallace MR, Collins FS, Skolnick NH, Rich DC, Fournier REK, Baty B, Carey JC, Leppert MF, Lathrop GM, Lalouel J-M, White R (1988-01-01). Fine Structure DNA mapping studies of the NF1 locus [Abstract]. Am J Hum Genet, 43(3), A154.
  21. Palumbos JC, Baty BJ, Demsey SA, Cubberley DA, Carey JC (1987-01-01). Fetal cystic hygroma: implications for diagnosis and outcome [Abstract]. Am J Hum Genet, 41(3), Suppl A282.
  22. Bishop DT, Baty B, Martin B, Cosgriff T, Skolnick M, Hasstedt S, Hershgold E (1979-01-01). Heterogeneity in antithrombin III deficiency. Linkage to chromosome 1 and chromosome 6. Platform Presentation [Abstract]. Am J Hum Genet, 31, 131A.
  23. Hasstedt S, Weinberg JB, Skolnick M, Kimberling W, Baty B (1978-01-01). Analysis of a large pedigree exhibiting three genetic diseases [Abstract]. Am J Hum Genet, 30(6), 123A.
  24. Bishop DT, Martin B, Baty B, Cosgriff T, Hershgold E, Skolnick M (1978-01-01). Linkage of antithrombin III deficiency to Duffy blood group [Abstract]. Am J Hum Genet, 30(6), 48A.
  25. Skolnick M, Baty B, Cartwright G, Adams P, deNevers K, Cannings C (1975-01-01). A reexamination of the genetics of Wilson's disease [Abstract]. Am J Hum Genet, 27(6), 82A.
  26. Axelrod DE, Pastusok M, Baty B (1973-01-01). A gene controlling inducibility of development [Abstract]. Genetics, 74(2), 513.

Other

  1. Baty B, Hecht B, Henry G, Richter S, Seltzer W, Simpson G, Ward K (1989-01-01). Newsletter Article: DNA testing in clinical practice. MSRGSN Newsletter (4).
  2. Baty B (1984-01-01). Response to review of Trisomy 18: A Book for Families. Perspectives in Genetic Counseling Newsletter (6(3)). National Society of Genetic Counselors, Inc..