Kelly Edwards, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences. She is also a core faculty for the Institute for Public Health Genetics in the School of Public Health. Dr. Edwards’ research interests include community-based research practices, environmental justice, everyday ethics in research practice, feminist and narrative approaches to bioethics, and integrating ethics into training programs and public policy. She is the Co-Chair of the Biobank Working Group for the Clinical Translational Science Awards Key Function Committee in Ethics, Director of the Community Outreach and Ethics Core for the NIEHS-funded Center for Ecogenetics and Environmental Health, and Core Lead for the Ethics of Partnership Core for the NHGRI-funded Center for Genomics and Healthcare Equality. Dr. Edwards was the recipient of funding from the Greenwall Foundation Presidential Award for research resulting in the publication “Testing Justice: A Normative Framework for Genetic Research and Practice” and an edited volume from Oxford University Press (2011): Achieving Justice in Genomic Translation. She received an AB in Philosophy from Occidental College, an MA in Medical Ethics, and a PhD in Philosophy of Education from the University of Washington.
Bradley A. Malin, PhD, is the Director of the Health Information Privacy Laboratory (HIPLab), an Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics, and an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Vanderbilt University. His research focuses on the development and evaluation of data privacy technologies, with an emphasis on personal biomedical information. Malin served as the Organizing Chair of the workshop on the HIPAA Privacy Rule’s De-Identification Standard for the HHS Office of Civil Rights in 2010 and for the Electronic Health Information & Privacy Conference in 2009. He was also the Scientific Program Chair of the Privacy Aspects of Data Mining Workshop at the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining. He served on the committees of the ACM International Health Informatics Symposium, the ACM/IEEE Model-Based Trustworthy Health Information Systems Workshop (MOTHIS), and the IEEE Conference on Healthcare Informatics, Imaging, and Systems Biology. In 2010, Malin received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers. Malin received his BS in Biological Sciences, his MS in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, MPhil in Public Policy and Management, and his PhD in Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University.