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.
Cinnamon Bloss, Ph.D.
Cinnamon Bloss, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at the University of California, San Diego in the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health with joint appointments in the School of Medicine Departments of Psychiatry and Medicine (Division of Biomedical Informatics). Dr. Bloss is the founding Director of the Center for Empathy and Technology, and her research focuses on novel applications of quantitative and qualitative methods to study the psychological and behavioral impacts of emerging biomedical technologies.
Shawneequa Callier, J.D., M.A.
Shawneequa Callier, J.D., M.A., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Research and Leadership at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS). Professor Callier teaches courses in bioethics and health care law in a variety of programs at SMHS. She is also a Special Volunteer at the Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health. Professor Callier's research focuses on issues at the intersection of bioethics, law, and emerging technologies.
Glenn Cohen, J.D.
Glenn Cohen, J.D. is Deputy Dean and James A. Attwood and Leslie Williams Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. He is also the Faculty Director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, & Bioethics. He is one of the world's leading experts on the intersection of bioethics and the law, as well as health law.
Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Ph.D.
Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Ph.D. is a bioethicist, author, educator, humanities scholar, and thought leader in disability justice and culture. She is Professor Emerita of English and bioethics at Emory University. Her fields of study are disability studies, American literature and culture, bioethics, and women’s studies. Her work develops the field of critical disability studies in the health humanities, broadly understood, to bring forward disability access, inclusion and identity to communities inside and outside of the academy.
Nanibaa’ Garrison, Ph.D.
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. Dr. Garrison is a teaching faculty for the UCLA genetic counseling master’s program. Her research focuses on the ethical, social, and cultural implications of genetic and genomic research in Indigenous communities.
Gigi Kwik Gronvall, Ph.D.
Gigi Kwik Gronvall, Ph.D. is a Senior Scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Gronvall is an immunologist by training and the author of Synthetic Biology: Safety, Security, and Promise.