Panel Discussion

Old Capitol Museum Senate Chamber
Thursday, October 11th, 2018 7:45 PM


  • Colleen A. Campbell, PhD, MS, CGC

    Colleen A. Campbell, PhD, MS, CGC

    University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

    Dr. Colleen Campbell is the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Director of Genetic Counseling Operations, as well as the Assistant Director of the Iowa Institute of Human Genetics, and a Clinical Assistant Professor in Internal Medicine. She is a molecular geneticist and board certified Genetic Counselor. Her dual research training in molecular genetics and clinical training in genetic counseling is distinct. As Director of Genetic Counseling Operations she oversees the administration, standardization and continuous improvement of genetic counseling operations across the health systemand is becoming a model for academic medical centers. Leading the expansion of these services, she has recruited 14 genetic counselors in the last three years. Recently, Dr. Campbell led the successful legislative effort to license genetic counselors in Iowa, and is involved with the federal effort for Medicare recognition of genetic counselors as independent providers.

    Dr. Campbell is an active member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, the Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors, and the American Society of Human Genetics. She currently serves on the National Society of Genetic Counselors Public Policy Committee.  

  • Tony Leys

    Tony Leys

    Des Moines Register

    Tony Leys has been a Des Moines Register staffer since 1988. He was the paper’s state editor and politics editor before becoming its lead health-care reporter in 2000. He is a board member of the Association of Health Care Journalists and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

  • Jennifer Harbison

    Jennifer Harbison

    University of Iowa Health Care, Director of Health Policy

    Jennifer Harbison has been with University of Iowa Health Care since August 2015, and serves as the Director of Health Policy. Her work focuses on state and federal legislation and regulatory matters across the health care spectrum.


    In her capacity Jennifer serves on the University of Iowa Health Science Policy Council and represents UI Health Care with various public and private organizations including the Iowa Business Council, Iowa Hospital Association and the Medical Assistance Advisory Council. 


    With 20 years of health care policy experience, she previously served as the policy advisor for the Iowa Department of Human Services from 2010 – 2015. Throughout her career Jennifer has lobbied for multiple state medical and health care advocacy groups. She began her career working in a policy advisor role in the office of Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Joy Corning.