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Dr. Rose James is Acting Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioethics and Humanities at University of Washington. She received her PhD in Pathology in 2002 from the University of Washington. Her interests include developing strategies responsive to community interests in research, assessment of community-based participatory research partnerships, and translational research ethics. She has conducted community-based research to understand attitudes towards mammography screening with American Indian and Alaska Native women. Dr. James, a member of the Lummi tribe, currently directs the Indigenous Genomics Alliance and Training cores for the Center for Genomics and Healthcare Equality and is a member of the Native Research Network and American Society of Bioethics and Humanities. She also co-chairs the Advancing Indigenous Research Ethics in Practice and Policy, a committee exploring successful models for tribal-university research agreements. She works on various grants involving tribal-academic partnerships including a project to develop research infrastructure to address tribal health priorities, a pharmacogenetics study and a project to develop processes for meaningful dissemination of research results in tribal communities.
Select Recent Publications:
James, RD, Schmiesing, JA, Peters, AHFM, Yokomori, K, Disteche, CM. Association of SMC1 and SMC3 proteins with meiotic chromosomes in wild-type male mice and in male mice null for SPO11. Chromosome Research 2002; 10(6):549-560.
James, RD, Yu, JH, Henrikson, NB, Bowen, DJ, Fullerton, SM: Strategies and Stakeholders: Minority Recruitment in Cancer Genetics Research. Community Genetics 2008; 11(4):241-249.
Segrest, V, James, R, Madrid, T, Fernandes, R. Launching Native Health Leaders: Students as Community-Campus Ambassadors. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action 2010; 4(1):81-85. (PMC2924199)
James R, Starks H. “Bringing the ‘Best Science’ to Bear on Youth Suicide: Why Community Perspectives Matter” in Wylie Burke, Kelly Edwards, Sara Goering, Suzanne Holland, Sue Trinidad, Eds. Achieving Justice Through Genomic Translation: Rethinking the Pathway to Benefit. New York: Oxford, In Press.
Select Invited Talks and Seminars
Invited national and international presentations:
- “Bridging the Gap for Native Science and Health: Building on Traditions and Community to Prepare the Next Generation of Researchers”; NIH/NHGRI; Bethesda MD; 2003
- “Adventures in Cancer Research: From Cell Division to Community Action”; National Indian Health Board; Scottsdale AZ; 2003
- “The Role of Training in Tribally-Driven Research”; Turtle Mtn Tribal Clg; Belcourt ND; April 2008
- “Research Agreements: Two Sides to Every Story”; Community Based Participatory Research with Indigenous Populations Course; Banff Canada; July 2008
- “Partnering in Research: Values & Practicalities”; NIH Partnerships in Research; Bethesda MD; Oct 2009
- “Exploring Crossroads Between Genetics & Health Priorities in AI/AN Communities”; National Congress of American Indians, Policy Research Center; Rapid City SD; June 2010
- “Community Engagement Workshop”; 2011 ELSI Congress; Chapel Hill NC; April 2011
- “Fostering Justice in Science: Attention to Community Benefit in Health Disparities Research”; NIMH conference on Best Practices in Mental Health Research; St Louis MO; June 2011
Invited local and regional presentations:
- “HPV and the Genomics of Cervical Cancer”; Tribal Breast and Cervical Cancer Outreach Workers meeting; Shelton WA; August 2006
- “Breast Cancer: Inheritance and Environment”; Good Woman Comes Out Breast Cancer Awareness Day; Wolf Point MT; January 2007
- “Culturally Appropriate Collaborative Research Partnerships Between Tribal Communities and Research Institutions panel”; WA State Tribal Healing and Wellness Conference; Poulsbo WA; March 2008
- “Students as Ambassadors to Collaborative Community Based Participatory Research”; Pathways for Native American Students in Washington; Seattle WA; February 2010
- “How Does Community Based Participatory Research Work in Practice?”; Research Ethics (MHE 536/Law H 536); January 2010, 2011
- “Using Genomics to Individualize Drug Therapy: Technical, Clinical, and Ethical Challenges”; UW Institute of Translational Health Sciences Grand Rounds; Seattle WA; March 2011