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Nanibaa' Garrison, UCLA and Krystal Tsosie, Vanderbilt; Ethics, Genomes, and Indigenous Communities

November 11, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:20pm

Nanibaa’ Garrison (Navajo), Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. She has appointments in the Institute for Society and Genetics, the Institute for Precision Health, and the Division of General Internal Medicine & Health Services Research. She is a teaching faculty for the UCLA genetic counseling master’s program. 

Dr. Garrison is the recipient of an NIH K01 career development award to explore perspectives of tribal leaders, physicians, scientists, and policy makers on genetic research with tribes. Her research focuses on the ethical, social, and cultural implications of genetic and genomic research in Indigenous communities. Using community-based research approaches, she engages with tribal communities to develop policies and guidance for tribes.

Krystal Tsosie, Vanderbilt University, Genomics and Health Disparities, Graduate Student. Tsosie's disseration is  entitled: A Multi-Faceted Approach towards Conducting Genomics Research in an American Indian Community. Therefore, her aim is to utilize her available genotype and clinical data to create and test a validated multiple logistic regression risk model for PE to examine the genetic and non-genetic determinants that contribute to PE disease risk. Finally, her group is aware that there is a dearth of genetics studies with AI research participants, partially due to historical and cultural incongruities in establishing informed consent. Shw has a distinct opportunity to examine the ethical complexities of informed consent in an American Indian population. In totality, she presents a genetic, epidemiologic, and bioethical multifaceted approach towards investigating the impact of PE in American Indian women. 

Event Sponsor: 
Department of Communication, Program in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences Program, Center for African Studies, Center for Innovation in Global Health, McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, Center for South Asia, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Center for Biomedical Ethics, African & African American Studies, Program in Human Biology, Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, Science, Technology and Society, Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI), Department of Anthropology
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