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Joan Carol Botsford Bickal, American nurse, genetics counselor. Registered Nurse, California; certified public health nurse. Grantee in field; Visiting fellow National Institutes of Health, 1995.


Bickal, Joan Carol Botsford was born on July 15, 1954 in Piru, California, United States. Daughter of John Carrol and Wilma Hazel (Huddleston) Botsford.


Bachelor of science in nursing, California State University, Long Beach, 1980.


Neonatal discharge coordinator, St. Mary's Medical Center, Long Beach, 1979-1980;staff nurse special care nursery, St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, California, 1979-1981;maternal child and adolescent health coordinator, City of Pasadena (California) Health Department, 1980-1985;genetic epidemiology field study coordinator, Harbor-University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center Research and Education Institute, Torrance, 1985-1987;nurse, genetic counselor, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, 1987-1989;nurse, genetic counselor, Loma Linda (California) U. Medical Center, since 1989. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member American Public Health Association, Nurses Association of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, California Perinatal Association, American Diabetes Association, California Conference Local Directors Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (vice-chairman, treasurer), International Society Nurses in Genetics, American Society Human Genetics, Arthritis Health Professions Association, Arthritis Association.


Married Thomas G. Bickal, November 22, 1980. 1 child, Matthew.