Sharon Aufox, MS, CGC

Ms. Aufox obtained her Master’s degree in Human Genetics from Sarah Lawrence College in 1996. She worked in pediatrics and prenatal clinics before working at Northwestern University for 18 years. At Northwestern, she helped coordinate and recruit for a genetic biobank and worked on research projects focusing on how to incorporate genetic and genomic information related to common, adult-onset disorders into clinical care. Her main research interest is better understanding the impact of genetic and genomic information on individuals. Ms. Aufox is also faculty for Northwestern University’s Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling, where she helps train and mentor future genetic counselors in research related to clinical genetics and genetic counseling.


Ms. Aufox joined ACT-GeM in September 2020, and helps manage clinical research protocols, consents patients and their families into research studies, and discusses results with them.