Teaching & mentoring

Teaching & mentoring

I have taught multiple courses in anthropology and bioethics, and have mentored students in anthropology, bioethics, genetic counseling, and medicine.

I currently co-facilitate the Reproductive Ethics block of Foundations in Bioethics for the MA in Bioethics program at Case Western, and will be co-teaching a graduate course in Genetics and Ethics next spring. 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 (Stanford University Hospital, 2013-2014).