38483-Ivanovich, Jennifer

Jennifer L. Ivanovich

Associate Professor of Clinical Medical & Molecular Genetics

IB 130 Office 155
Indianapolis, IN


Jennifer Ivanovich, MS, MBA, joined the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics in 2017. Her primary role is to assist with the expansion of the clinical cancer genetic services offered throughout the IU Health system. She also participates in teaching graduate students in the Genetic Counseling training program as well as the genetic residents.

Prior to joining Indiana University, Ivanovich worked as a genetic counselor at Washington University in St. Louis. While there she founded the Young Women’s Breast Cancer Program and was a member of the research team responsible for the discovery of the DICER1 gene as the basis for the pleuropulmonary blastoma cancer syndrome. Ivanovich is also a graduate of the University of Cincinnati Genetic Counseling Program and is certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.

Her professional interests include cancer genetics and genomics, precision medicine, especially the care of children and young adults with cancer. 

Key Publications

Moyer C, Ivanovich J, Gillespie J, Doberstein R, Radke M, Richardson M, Kaufmann S, Swisher E, Goodfellow P. Rare BRIP1 Missense Alleles Confer Risk for Ovarian and Breast Cancer. Cancer Research. 2020. 80(4):857-867. PMID: 31822495. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31822495/

Tramontana T, Marshall M, Helvie A, Schmitt M, Ivanovich J, Carter J, Nalepa G, Renbarger J, Ferguson M. Sustained Complete Response to Palbociclib in a Refractory Pediatric Sarcoma With BCOR-CCNB3 Fusion and Germline CDKN2B Variant. Journal of Clinical Oncology: Precision Oncology. 2020. 466-471. PMID: 32923894. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32923894/

Michael J. Ferguson, Jennifer Ivanovich, Paige Stansell, Terry A Vik, Amy E Helvie, Morgan R Schmitt, Kris Ann Schultz, Louis P Dehner, Jamie L Renbarger, Mark A Marshall. Letter to Editor: Previously Unreported Somatic Variants in Two Patients with Pleuropulmonary Blastoma with Metastatic Brain Recurrence. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2021; 68:e28825. PMID: 33258270. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33258270/

Bethany Pollock, Leah Wetherill, Paula Delk, Melissa Wesson, Sydney Rucker, Zachary Goodman, William Remeika, Jennifer Ivanovich. Diversity Training Experiences and Factors Associated with Implicit Racial Bias among Recent Genetic Counselor Graduates of Accredited Programs in the United States and Canada. Journal of Genetic Counseling. 31(3):792-802. PMID: 35040227. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35040227

Bevers TB, Niell BL, Baker JL, Bennett DL, Bonaccio E, Camp MS, Chikarmane S, Conant EF, Eghtedari M, Flanagan MR, Hawley J, Helvie M, Hodgkiss L, Hoyt TL, Ivanovich J, Jochelson MS, Kulkarni S, Lancaster RB, Mauer C, Maxwell J, Patel BK, Pearlman M, Philpotts L, Plecha D, Plichta JK, Shakeri S, Smith ML, Streibert CL, Strigel RM, Tumyan L, Winkler NS, Wolverton DE, Bergman MA, Kumar R, Stehman K. NCCN Guidelines Insights: Breast cancer Screening and Diagnosis, Version 1.2023. Journal National Comprehensive Cancer Network, 2023; Sep;21(9):900-909. PMID: 37673117.

Mark Marshall, Jennifer Ivanovich, Morgan Schmitt, Amy Helvie, Lisa Langsford, Jennifer Casterline, and Michael Ferguson. Pediatric precision oncology: “better three hours too soon than a minute too late.” 2023. Frontiers in Oncology. October 30, 2023. PMID: 38023209. 

Titles & Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Medical & Molecular Genetics
  • Licensed Certified Genetic Counselor
  • Research
    Ivanovich's area of research is focused on cancer genetics. 
  • Clinical Interests
    Ivanovich's clinical interest is cancer genetics. 
  • Awards
    Desc: Trustee Teaching Award
    Scope: University
    Date: 2022-05-01

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