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  • Wylie Burke, MD, PhD

    Principal Investigator

    University of Washington, School of Medicine, Dept of Bioethics and Humanities
    Box 357120
    Seattle, WA 98195
    Email: wburke@u.washington.edu
    Phone: 206.221.5482
    Fax: 206.685.7515

     

    Research interests include using both empiric and analytic methods to evaluate the clinical use of genetic information, with a focus on ethical, social, and policy implications.

     

  • Peter Byers, PhD

    Co-Investigator

    University of Washington, School of Medicine, TBA
    Box 357470
    Seattle, WA 98195
    Email: pbyers@u.washington.edu
    Phone: 206.543.4206
    Fax: 206.616.1899

     

    Frederick Chen, PhD

  • Co-Investigator

    University of Washington, Family Medicine
    Box 354982
    Seattle, WA 98195
    Email: fchen@u.washington.edu
    Phone: 206.744.9191
    Fax: 206.616.4768

     

     

  • Karen Edwards, PhD

    Co-Investigator

    University of Washington, School of Public Health
    Box 357236
    Seattle, WA 98195
    Email: keddy@u.washington.edu
    Phone: 206.616.1258
    Fax: 206.685.9651

     

    Dr. Edwards is a genetic epidemiologist whose research focuses on understanding genetic susceptibility to several chronic diseases including diabetes and the metabolic syndrome. Dr. Edwards also directs the CDC funded Northwest Center for Genomics and Public Health. The mission of the NWCGPH is to facilitate the translation of genomic information into health policy and programs.

     

  • Kelly Edwards, PhD

    Co-Investigator

    University of Washington, School of Medicine, Dept of Bioethics and Humanities
    Box 357120
    Seattle, WA 98195-7120
    Email: edwards@u.washington.edu
    Phone: 206.221.6622
    Fax: 206.685.7515

    Research interests include clinical decision making, effective approaches to ethics education, and research ethics; special interests include cultural differences, communication, feminist and narrative approaches to bioethics, and integrating ethics into medicine and science education.

     

  • Stephanie Malia Fullerton, PhD

    Co-Investigator

    University of Washington, School of Medicine, Dept of Bioethics and Humanities
    Box 357120
    Seattle, WA 98195
    Email: smfllrtn@u.washington.edu
    Phone: 206.616.1864
    Fax: 206.685.7515

    Interests include scientific decision-making, the relationship of basic research to clinical research and practice (especially as it pertains to use of racial and/or ethnic identification), research ethics, and genome scientists' understandings of the genetic basis of common complex traits and diseases.

     

  • Louis Garrison, PhD

    Co-Investigator

    University of Washington, School of Pharmacy
    Box 357630
    Seattle, WA 98195
    Email: lgarrisn@u.washington.edu
    Phone: 206.221.5684
    Fax: TBA

     

     

  • Sara Goering, PhD

    Co-Investigator

    University of Washington, Dept of Philosophy
    Box 353350
    Seattle, WA 98195-7120
    Email: sgoering@u.washington.edu
    Phone: 206.616.2102; Fax: 206.685.8740

    Interests in bioethics, especially issues related to disability, genetic justice, and marginalized populations; feminist philosophy.

     

  • Rose James, PhD

    Co-Investigator

    University of Washington, Dept of Bioethics and Humanities, Center for Genomics and Healthcare Equality
    Box 358771
    Seattle, WA 98195
    Email: rdjames@u.washington.edu
    Phone: 206.616.4979
    Fax: 206.616-4978

     

    Interests include defining best practices for partnerships that build research capacity among American Indians and Alaska Natives to reduce health disparities. Current projects focus on issues of access to mammography screening for older Native women, and identifying tribal perspectives on genetics and health research for use in tribal college curriculum.

  • Gail Jarvik, PhD

    Co-Investigator

    University of Washington, School of Medicine, TBA
    Box 357720
    Seattle, WA 98195
    Email: pair@uw.edu
    Phone: 206.221.3974
    Fax: 206.543.3050

     

     

     

  • Michelle R Montgomery, PhD

    Senior Fellow

    University of Washington, Department of Bioethics & Humanities
    Box 354800
    Seattle, WA 98195
    Email: montgm2@u.washington.edu
    Phone: 206.616.5601
    Fax: 206.616.4978

     

    Research interests are interdiciplinary and focuses generally on critical race theory, social justice pedagogy, responsive justice, and bioethics related to sociocultural and environmental health disparities within American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

     

  • Polly Olsen

    Co-Investigator

    Indigenous Wellness Research Institute,University of Washington
    Box 354900
    Seattle, WA 98195
    Email: polly@u.washington.edu
    Phone: 206.616.8731
    Fax: 206.543.1228

     

    Research interests:, Indigenous Youth CBPR, education training opportunities, indigenous knowledge’s- incorporating 2-ways of knowing.

     

  • Nancy Press, PhD

    Co-Investigator

    Schools of Nursing & Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University
    3455 SW U.S. Veterans Hospital Road
    Portland, OR 97239-2941
    Email: pressn@ohsu.edu
    Phone: 503.494.2535
    Fax: 503.494.3878

     

  • Helene Starks

    Co-Investigator

    University of Washington Dept of Bioethics and Humanities
    Box 357120
    Seattle, WA 98195
    Email: tigiba@u.washington.edu
    Phone: 206.543.9724
    Fax: 206.685.7515

     

     

  • Kenneth Thummel, PhD

    Co-Investigator

    University of Washington
    Box 357610
    Seattle, WA 98195
    Email: thummel@u.washington.edu
    Phone: 206.543.0819
    Fax: 206.543.3204

     

     

  • David Veenstra, PharmD, PhD

    Co-Investigator

    University of Washington. Department of Pharmaceutics
    Box 357630
    Seattle, WA 98195
    Email: veenstra@u.washington.edu
    Phone: 206.221.6936
    Fax: 206.299.9303

    Primary research interests are the clinical, economic, and policy implications of pharmacogenomic-based drug therapies, specifically including studying the association between drug metabolizing enzymes and adverse drug reactions, estimating the cost-effectiveness of pharmacogenomic interventions, and evaluating the impact of pharmacogenomics on the health care system and pharmaceutical industry.

     

  • Ron Whitener, JD

    Co-Investigator

    University of Washington, School of Law
    Box 353020
    Seattle, WA 98195
    Email: ronw@u.washington.edu
    Phone: 206.543.4099
    Fax: 206.685.2388