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CERA is led by a multi-disciplinary team with advanced expertise in genomics, bioethics, legal analysis, social science research, and related fields. The CERA leadership identifies priority areas in ELSI, ensures the integrity of our collection of ELSI resources and analysis, and guides the community building and engagement activities of the Center.

Leadership & Staff

CERA is managed by a team of staff in the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics (SCBE) at Stanford University and the Division of Ethics in the Department of Medical Humanities and Ethics at Columbia University.

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    David J. Lamb, MA, MSc

    David J. Lamb is the Communications Manager in the Division of Ethics at Columbia University. David has prior experience in communications in both academic and publishing settings, including the research publisher Springer Nature. David holds a BSc in Molecular Biology from Royal Holloway, University of London, and an MSc in Psychoanalytic Theory from University College London. David is interested in how academic knowledge is disseminated and interacts with the culture at large.

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    Grace Morris, M.A.

    Grace Morris is a Program Director at Columbia University. She completed her Masters in Sociology at Northeastern University. Prior to her work at Columbia and Cera, Grace worked as a Director of Research Training and Development at UConn’s Institute for Collaboration on Health Intervention and Policy. Grace is a research development professional specializing in public health and the social sciences. She has expertise in program development and evaluation.

  • Danielle Carmichael, BA

    Danielle Carmichael, BA, is the current Administrative Manager for the Division of Ethics at Columbia University. She graduated with a degree in Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2019. Before her current role, Carmichael worked at Weill Cornell Medicine, which marked the beginning of her professional involvement in healthcare. Later, she transitioned to Columbia University's Department of Neurology, where she gained exposure to Bioethics.

  • Faryn Fairweather, MPH

    Faryn Fairweather, a public health professional with experience in the nonprofit sector and city government, holds an MPH in Sociomedical Sciences and Infectious Disease Epidemiology from Columbia University, and a BS in Community Health with a minor in Psychology from George Mason University. As a recent alumna of the Mailman School of Public Health, Faryn actively contributed to equity initiatives, serving as a research assistant for Mentoring of Students and Igniting Community (MOSAIC) and a graduate mentor for the Resilience, Inclusivity, Solidarity, and Empowerment (RISE) Peer Mentor Program. Her interests lie in health disparities, educational equity, and social justice.

  • Ashlin Amano, MBE

    Ashlin Amano, completed her BS in Biology with a minor in Social Work as an Honors Scholar from Mount Saint Mary’s University in 2022. She researched Type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease in a wet lab, and coupled this with research of socioeconomic factors that could minimize the risks of both diseases in marginalized populations. Drawn to the intersection of her major and minor, she then received a Master of Bioethics (MBE) from Harvard Medical School. Ashlin is interested in increasing transparency and diversity within the clinical practice and biomedical research landscapes.