Hampel_Heather_460x460Professor-Clinical, Human Genetics

Comprehensive Cancer Center
2012 Kenny Road
Columbus, OH 43221

Fax: 614-293-2314


  • Diplomate: American Board of Genetic Counseling, 1996 - 2016

Clinical Interests

Ms. Hampel has been a cancer genetic counselor since 1995 and is a faculty member in the Division of Human Genetics. Her clinical duties include providing comprehensive cancer genetic consultations to individuals and families with a history of cancer. Cancer genetic consultation requires tremendous documentation of cancers in the family, risk assessment, screening recommendations and incorporation of genetic testing as necessary. To schedule an appointment, call 614-293-6694 or toll free at 1-888-329-1654.

Research Interests

Ms. Hampel's research interests include screening all colorectal and endometrial cancer patients for Lynch syndrome, the American Founder Mutation (exon 1-6 deletion in MSH2) as a cause of Lynch syndrome and the etiology of MSI-negative familial colorectal cancers. Ms. Hampel is currently serving a five year term on the American Board of Genetic Counselors (ABGC) and was elected to serve as the president of ABGC for 2009. 


MS: Human genetics, Sarah Lawrence College, 1995
BS: Molecular genetics, The Ohio State University, 1993


  • Volunteer assistant clinical professor, Department of Analytical and Diagnostic Sciences of the College of Allied Health Sciences, 2009-2008

Professional Activities

  • Expert cancer genetics consultant, National Human Genome Research Institute, 2010 - present
  • Advisory committee member, Long Island University Genetic Counseling Training Program, 2009 - present
  • Advisory committee member, Sarah Lawrence College Genetic Counseling Training Program, 2007 - present
  • Bright Pink Expert Panelist, Be Bright Pink, 2006 - present
  • Facing Our Risk for Cancer Empowered (FORCE) medical advisory board and member, 1996 - present
  • Advisory board, Myriad Genetic Laboratories, 2008 - 2010
  • Technical expert panelist, CDC Evaluation of Genomic Applications in Practice and Prevention, 2007 - 2008