About the Author: Kelly Edwards

Kelly in the Great Outdoors

Kelly Edwards is an Associate Professor in the Department of Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Washington School of Medicine and core faculty for the Institute for Public Health Genetics. She received an M.A. in Medical Ethics and a PhD in Philosophy of Education from the University of Washington, Seattle.  Her work incorporates communication and public engagement as an ethical obligation for clinicians and scientists. She is committed to engaging all people in conversations about ethical dimensions of science and medicine.  Nationally, Dr. Edwards contributes to issues of ethical research practices with the Genetic Alliance, the Institute of Medicine, and the NIH-funded translational science (CTSA) initiative.  In other parts of her life she appreciates Washington wines, hiking, biking, and extreme picnicking.