Elizabeth Oestreich

Elizabeth Oestreich, MPH student, is interested in Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) around genetics. She completed her BS in Biology at UW in 2016. She is currently serving as a student representative for the department, a GPSS senator, a member of the Deans Advisory Committee for Students (DACS), and a member of the Services and Activity Fee (SAF) committee. In her free time she is a mother of 2 and a wife.

Areas of Interest:
  • Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) around genetics

Nandana Rao

Nandana is a PhD candidate and an alumna of the Public Health Genetics MS Genetic Epidemiology program. She received her B.A. in Applied Math from UC Berkeley and is interested in the intersection between math and public health, particularly in the area of genetics.

Areas of Interest:
  • Statistical Genetics
  • Population Genetics
  • Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of genetics

Scott Spencer

Scott Spencer, holds a BS in Molecular Genetics and Chemistry from The Ohio State University. He is working to complete concurrent Master’s degrees in Public Administration and Bioethics at the University of Washington this spring. Currently working in economic evaluation, Scott recognizes the many different factors are required for adaption and utilization of clinical sequencing and other emerging biotechnologies in healthcare settings. His research interests are focused on the intersection of health economics, public policy and bioethics. 

Areas of Interest:
  • The intersection of health economics, public policy, and bioethics