Charlotta Ingvoldstad Malmgren

Charlotta Ingvoldstad Malmgren

Affiliated to Research
Visiting address: Karolinska Institutet, BioClinicum J10:20, Visionsgatan 4, 17164 Solna
Postal address: K1 Molekylär medicin och kirurgi, K1 MMK Sällsynta diagnoser, 171 76 Stockholm

About me

  • I work in the field of genetic counselling which is the process of helping people understand and adapt to the medical, psychological and familial implications of genetic contributions to disease as well as helping individuals to reflect about the ethical aspects and own values related to genetics and genomics and the genetic conditions, thereby facilitating for individuals to make informed choices about i.e. genetic testing, manangement of results and coping with the situation. I meet patients mostly in the process of prenatal diagnosis and decisions on pregnancy, when a diagnosis of genetic condition is known. In summary, ethical aspects of genetics, genomics and genetic counselling are in main area of interest, together with patient engagemang, public awareness and education. Besides my clinical work as a Genetic counsellor, I work with education/teaching and research in different areas related to genetics, genetic counselling and ethics.
    I am also the chair of the Swedish network on information about prenatal diagnosis, Snif ( who’s aim is to create high quality information about prenatal diagnosis and conditions looked for and to increase the ethical awareness and discussions around prenatal diagnosis in society. I am also chair if the Ethic and policy group of the Swedish Society of genetics and genomics, SFMG.

    In combination with my background with a PhD in molecular biology my passion is human genetics and how the genetics might affect individuals and their families both genetically, relationally and psychosocially.


  • One of my main focuses of research is the field of prenatal diagnosis- informational needs, genetic counselling, informed choice, uncertainties and ethics. Another of my main areas of research is related to the definition, education, role and implementation of the role of genetic counsellors in various settings. I am also involved in research related to psychiatric genetic counselling and ethics.
    An additional field of research is related to patient and public attitudes towards genetics and genomics as well as genomic data sharing.


  • I teach many different subjects within the the field of genetic counselling in various settings, both at University courses in Genetic counselling as well as CDP courses for healthcare professionals (Doctors, Midwives and genetic counsellors)
    I have developed and co-developed courses at Uppsala University and Lund University in genetic counselling. I was also part of a small group who developed a ST-course in genetic counselling for becoming interns to be specialists in Clinical genetics.

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  • Affiliated to research, Center for research ethics and bioethics, Center for research ethics and bioethics, dept. of public health and caring science, Uppsala University, 2020-
  • Genetic counsellor at center for Rare diseases, Center for Rare diseases, Clinical genetics, Karolinska University Hospital, 2019-
  • Genetic counsellor at Center for fetal medicine, Prenatal diagnosis, Karolinska university hospital, Center for fetal medicine, 2014-
  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-2025

Degrees and Education

  • Certified genetic counsellor by SFMG, Swedish Society for genetics and genomics, SFMG, 2020
  • Certified supervisor in grief bereavment, Grief bereavment, Swedish institute for grief bereavment, 2016
  • Master degree in genetic counselling, Genetic counselling, Department of public health and caring Science, Uppsala University, 2005
  • PhD, Microbiology, The involvement of the structures of antisense RNA, target RNA, and their complexes in plasmid R1 copy number control, Dept of cell and molecular biology, Uppsala University, 2000
  • Bachelor of Science, Science in Biology/Microbiology, Uppsala University, 1995

Committee work

  • Chair, Ethics and policy group (EoP) of Swedish society for medical genetics and genomics, SFMG, Swedish Society for medical genetics and genomics, SFMG, 2020-
  • Member, Program committee for the World congress of genetic counselling,, 2020-
  • Chair, Snif- Swedish network for information about prental diagnosis,, 2015-
  • Chair, Educational group within the Swedish Society for medical genetics and genomics, SFMG,, 2015-
  • Vice chair, Swedish Society for genetic counsellors, SFGV, Swedish Society for genetic counsellors. SFGV,, 2007-

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