Susan Brown Trinidad, MA, PhD

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Sue Trinidad is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioethics and Humanities, having served as a Research Scientist from 2005-2022. She is the co-Principal Investigator of an NIAID-funded grant, Alaska Native People Advancing Vaccine Uptake, which will use peer-to-peer outreach, education, and motivational interviewing to increase COVID-19 vaccination among Alaska Native and American Indian people in Alaska. She has conducted empirical bioethics work concerning the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of genomic research and medicine for several large national consortia including the eMERGE Network, the PGRN Network, the CSER Consortium, and two Centers of Excellence in ELSI Research, the Center for Genomics and Healthcare Equality (CGHE) at UW and the Center for the Ethics of Indigenous Genomic Research (CEIGR) at the University of Oklahoma. Special interests include the dynamics and ethics of equitable collaboration in health research; patient-centered communication and medical decision-making; and bringing under-represented perspectives into policy discussions. A white settler scholar, Dr. Trinidad supports Tribal sovereignty and the right of Indigenous peoples to self-determination. She has had the privilege of working with several Alaska Native and American Indian communities. She served on the UW Institutional Review Board from 2009-2014.

Dr. Trinidad holds a PhD in educational psychology (Learning Sciences & Human Development) from UW, 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 came to UW from an executive-level position in product development for companies specializing in telephone triage and disease management counseling.

 

 

 

Susan Brown Trinidad, MA, PhD

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