Anna C. Mastroianni

Associate Director, Institute for Public Health Genetics

Professor Mastroianni teaches health law and bioethics in the School of Law and the Institute for Public Health Genetics. She also has appointments in the Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine and the Department of Bioethics & Humanities, School of Medicine. She has worked in a number of legal and governmental policy positions in Washington, DC, including Associate Director of the White House Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments and Study Director at the Institute of Medicine. As a practicing health care attorney, her clients included health care facilities, providers and managers. She has been nationally recognized for her contributions to health policy, law and bioethics by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Her publications include five books and numerous articles concerning biomedical research and health policy. Her research interests in Public Health Genetics include legal, ethical and policy issues in the use of genetic technologies, women's health issues, reproductive rights, the use of assisted reproductive technologies, and the responsible conduct of research. In 2002, she was named a Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholar in Bioethics (through June 2006), an award that funded her research on policy gaps and conflicts in the use of stem cells, human embryos and reproductive technologies. She has served on National Academy of Sciences' panels on immunization research policy and on review processes for social science research and surveys. She has also participated on various review panels for the National Institutes of Health. For IPHG, she teaches Legal, Ethical and Social Issues in Public Health Genetics (PHG 512) and Ethical Frameworks in Public Health Genetics (PHG 522). 

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