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Rose James

Rosalina (Rose) James, PhD
Assistant Professor

Office: 1107 NE 45th St. Suite 305
Box 354800
Phone: 206-616-4979

Recent Publications | Recent Talks| Courses | Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Dr. Rose James is 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, Gold D, BlackBird A, Trinidad SB. Factors That Influence Mammography Use Among Older American Indian and Alaska Native Women. J Transcultural Nursing. In press. DOI: 10.1144/104365961452399
  • James RD, West KM, Madrid T. Launching Native Health Leaders: Reducing Mistrust of Research Through Student Peer Mentorship. AJPH. 2013; Dec;103(12):2215-9. PMC3828961
  • Kelley M, Edwards K, Starks H, Fullerton SM, James RD, Goering S, Holland S, Disis ML, Burke W. Values in Translation: How Asking the Right Questions Can Move Translational Science Toward Greater Health Impact. Clin Trans Sci. 2012; 5:445-51. PMC3561695
  • James RD, Starks H, Segrest V, Burke W. From Leaky Pipeline to Irrigation System: Minority Education Through the Lens of Community Based Participatory Research.  Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action. 2012; 6(4):471-9. (PMCID pending, NIHMSID #554110)
  • James R, Starks H.  “Bringing the ‘Best Science’ to Bear on Youth Suicide: Why Community Perspectives Matter” in Burke W, Edwards K, Goering S, Holland S, Trinidad S, Eds. Achieving Justice Through Genomic Translation: Rethinking the Pathway to Benefit.  New York: Oxford, 2011

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


BH 460, Responsible Conduct of Research


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