Teaching & mentoring

Teaching & mentoring

I have taught multiple courses in anthropology and bioethics, and have mentored students in both fields, and in qualitative research and writing.

I am the director of the Responsible Conduct of Research course for clinical fellows at UCSF, which is taught each summer with an enrollment of 100-150 students, and I am leading efforts to coordinate all aspects of Responsible Conduct of Research training across the university. 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 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 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 (Stanford University Hospital, 2013-2014).