Teaching & mentoring
I have taught many courses in bioethics and anthropology, and have mentored students in anthropology, bioethics, genetic counseling, and medicine.
I currently lead the Research Ethics concentration for the MA in Bioethics and Medical Humanities at Case Western Reserve University, serve on the design team for the genetics and human development block of the medical school MD curriculum, and teach several graduate courses, including Ethics of Genetics and Genomics and Reproductive Ethics. Formerly I directed the Responsible Conduct of Research course for clinical fellows at UC San Francisco, which is taught each summer with an enrollment of 100-150 students. My teaching experience includes courses in bioethics, general anthropology, and cultural anthropology, and I have also served as a teaching assistant for many experienced instructors in anthropology and bioethics.
I have mentored genetic counseling students, bioethics students, cultural anthropology students, ELSI trainees, and also students and researchers from other fields who were learning to incorporate qualitative research and analysis into their bioethics and ELSI-related projects. Those mentorship relationships have resulted in several peer-reviewed publications. In addition, I have consulted on bioethical matters in multiple research projects, particularly in genomics, and have served on a hospital ethics committee.