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Sandra Soo-Jin Lee Ph.D was a Senior Research Scholar, Pediatrics, School of Medicine in the Centre for Biomedical Ethics at Stanford University, USA and has recently moved to Columbia University.  Sandra is currently Chief of the Division of Ethics within the Department of Medical Humanities & Ethics (MHE) where she is the Co-Director (with Mildred Cho at Stanford) of the new Centre for ELSI Resources and Analysis (CERA), launching on 6 November 2020.

Sandra Soo-Jin Lee Ph.D is a medical anthropologist whose research focuses on the sociocultural dimensions and ethical issues of emerging technologies and their translation into clinical practice. Sandra leads studies on the public understandings of research using clinical data and biological samples, concepts of race, culture and human genetic variation, and citizen science, commercialization of biotechnology and entrepreneurship. Dr. Lee’s projects include The Ethics of Inclusion: Diversity in Precision Medicine Research (R01HG010330-01; PI: Lee/Shim), Beyond Consent: Patient Preferences for Governance of Use of Clinical Samples and Data (R01LM012180-01; PI: Lee) and Social Networking and Personal Genomics: Implications for Health Research (R01HG005086-01; PI: Lee).

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