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Sue Trinidad

Susan Brown Trinidad, MA
Research Scientist

Office: A204 HSB, 1959 NE Pacific St
Phone: 206.543.2508
Email: sbtrini@uw.edu

Recent Publications | Recent Talks | Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Susan Brown Trinidad, MA, is a staff scientist in the Department of Bioethics and Humanities. She received an MA from the Interdisciplinary Program in Health and Humanities at Michigan State University and a BA in English from the College of William and Mary. She has pursued additional training and coursework in evaluation, qualitative research methodologies, and American Indian Studies, and medical anthropology. Prior to joining the Department, she was the Executive Director of Product Development for companies specializing in telephone triage and disease management counseling.

Ms. Trinidad’s expertise includes the design and conduct of qualitative research and community-based participatory research as well as health communication. Special interests include patient-centered communication, medical decision-making, health equity, and bringing under-represented voices – including those of minority and medically underserved groups – into health policy. She served on the UW Institutional Review Board from 2009-2014.

Select Recent Publications:

  • Hiratsuka VY, Trinidad SB, Avey J, Robinson RF. Application of the PEN-3 model on tobacco initiation, use, and cessation among American Indian and Alaska Native adults. Health Promot Pract, in press, accepted 1/28/2016.
  • Trinidad SB, Coffin TB, Fullerton SM, Ralston J, Jarvik GP, Larson EB. “Getting off the bus closer to your destination:” Patients’ views about pharmacogenetic testing. Perm J. 2015;19(3):21-7. PMCID: PMC4500477.
  • Trinidad SB, Fullerton SM, Burke W. Am J of Bioethics. Looking for trouble and finding it. (Peer commentary on Lázaro-Muñoz et al., Looking for trouble:  preventive genomic sequencing in the general population and the role of patient choice.) Am J of Bioethics. 2015;15(7):15-7. PMCID:  PMC4526022.
  • Trinidad SB, Ludman EJ, Hopkins S, James RD, Hoeft TJ, Kinegak A, Lupie H, Kinegak R, Boyer BB, Burke W. Community dissemination and genetic research:  moving beyond results reporting. Am J Med Genet  A. 2015;167(7):1542-50. PMCID: PMC4478235.
  • Dorfman EH, Trinidad SB, Morales CT, Howlett K, Burke W, Woodahl EL. Pharmacogenomics in context:  acceptability and feasibility in rural and tribal community settings. Pharmacogenomics. 2015;16(3):227-37. PMCID: PMC4360986.
  • Back AL, Trinidad SB, Hopley EK, Edwards KA. Reframing the goals of care conversation as necessary disruption: “We’re in a different place.” J Palliat Med. 2014 Sep;17(9):1019-24. PMCID:  PMC4158951.
  • James RD, Gold DE, St John-Blackbird A, Trinidad SBFactors that Influence mammography use among older American Indian and Alaska Native women. J Transcult Nurs. 2015 Mar;26(2):137-45. PMCID: PMC4163127.
  • Hartzler A, McCarty CA, Rasmussen LV, Williams MS, Brilliant M, Bowton EA, Clayton EW, Faucett WA, Ferryman K, Field JR, Fullerton SM, Horowitz CR, Koenig BA, McCormick J, Ralston JD, Sanderson SC, Smith ME, Trinidad SB. Engaging stakeholders in informatics to integrate genomic information into the electronic health record (EHR):  experiences from the eMERGE Network. Genet Med. 2013 Sep;15(10):792-801. PMCID:  PMC3909653
  • Kelley MC, Trinidad SB. Silent loss and the clinical encounter: Parents' and physicians' experiences of stillbirth—a qualitative analysis. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2012 Nov 27;12:137. PMCID: PMC3533522
  • Trinidad SB, Fullerton SM, Bares JM, Jarvik GP, Larson EB, Burke W. Informed consent in genome-scale research: what do prospective participants think? AJOB Prim Res. 2012 Jul;3(3):3-11. PMCID:  PMC3593675
  • Gaster B, Edwards K, Trinidad SB, Gallagher TH, Braddock CH. Patient-centered discussions about prostate cancer screening:  A real-world approach. Ann Intern Med. 2010 Nov 16;153(10):661-5. PMCID:  PMC3065982
  • Trinidad SB, Fullerton SM, Ludman EJ, Jarvik GP, Larson EB, Burke W. Research practice and participant preferences:  the growing gulf. Science. 2011 Jan 21;331(6015):287-8. PMCID:  PMC3044500
  • Ludman EJ, Fullerton SM, Spangler L, Trinidad SB, Fujii MM, Jarvik GP, Larson EB, Burke W. Glad you asked: Participants’ opinions of re-consent for dbGaP submission. J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics. 2010 Sep;5(3):9-16. PMCID:  PMC3071850
  • Trinidad SB, Fullerton SM, Bares JM, Jarvik GP, Larson EL, Burke W. Genomic research and wide data sharing: Views of prospective participants. Genet Med. 2010 Aug;12(8):486-95. PMCID:  PMC3045967
  • Starks H, Trinidad SB. Choose your method: a comparison of phenomenology, discourse analysis, and grounded theory. Qual Health Res. 2007 Dec;17(10):1372-80.

 

Select Invited Talks

  • “ABCs of Genetics, DNA, and Related Research Issues,” panel presentation, Advancing Ethical Research, annual meeting of Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research, Baltimore, MD, December 5, 2014.
  • “When Research Offends:  Ethics, IRB Review, and the Risk of Stigma,” panel presentation on race and genetics, Advancing Ethical Research, annual meeting of Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research, Boston, MA, November 7, 2013.
  • Kitsap Regional Library, One Book One Community program, book discussions and two public talks on The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Kitsap County, WA, multiple dates, October 2012.
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and the Evolution of Research Ethics,” public talk, Rotary International, Bainbridge Island, WA, January 28, 2013.
  • “Introduction to Research Ethics,” Tribal Research Ethics Workshop, University of Washington, March 1, 2012.
  • “Demystifying the Institutional Review Board,” webinar presented to members of Genetic Alliance, December 7, 2011.
  • “Participant Protections in Genomic Research:  Public Perspectives,” presented at Advancing Ethical Research, annual meeting of Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research, National Harbor, MD, December 3, 2011.
  • “Reconsent in Genome-Scale Research:  Implications for Engagement,” presented at the ELSI Congress, Chapel Hill, NC, April 13, 2011.


 

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