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Kelly Edwards, Ph.D.

Kelly Edwards, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Bioethics & Humanities at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Her training is in Medical Ethics and Philosophy of Education. She teaches and develops curriculum in ethics and professionalism for medical students, residents, and faculty. Dr. Edwards has also served as a curriculum advisor and project co-director for two HRSA contracts to develop genetics curriculum for primary care physicians. She is involved in a number of collaborations that examine justice concerns in genetics research, ethics of community-based research, and international governance models for biobanks.

Dr. Edwards' 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, research ethics, and integrating ethics into medicine and science education.

She joined the faculty at the Institute for Public Health Genetics in Spring 2002 and directs the Ethics and Outreach Core for the NIEHS-funded Center for Ecogenetics and Environmental Health.