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Sadie Pauline Hutson is Professor and Executive Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Dr. Hutson’s scientific expertise addresses the intersection of genetic discovery and individual and family impact, targeting the examination of health risks and experiences of individuals who carry a genetic variant that elevates lifetime cancer risk. As an advanced practice nurse, Dr. Hutson influences the practice environment by directly caring for individuals at risk of hereditary cancer and designing innovative solutions to train other nurses to extend cancer genetics care in resource poor areas. She has been at the forefront of conducting groundbreaking, team-science investigations of the experiences of these families. She is a board-certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and the Director for the hereditary cancer risk assessment program at Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, KY. Dr. Hutson is a Senior Advisor in the Clinical Genetics Branch of the National Cancer Institute, where she completed pre- and post-doctoral fellowships.

Dr. Hutson holds a PhD and MSN from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BSN from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She also holds a certificate in Clinical Genetics from Georgetown University.


Sadie Hutson


Professor & Executive Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

University of Tennessee, Knoxville


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