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date: 30 November 2020

(p. xvii) Volume Editors

(p. xvii) Volume Editors

Anna C. Mastroianni, JD, MPH,



is Professor of Law at the University of Washington School of Law and Associate Director of the university’s Institute for Public Health Genetics. She has additional faculty appointments in the university’s School of Public Health (Health Services) and School of Medicine (Bioethics & Humanities; Pediatrics). She is Affiliate Faculty at the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Institute. Her scholarly work examines the intersection of law, bioethics, and health policy, with a special emphasis on the legal and ethical challenges arising in public health, research, and reproduction. Professor Mastroianni teaches health law, bioethics, and family law in the School of Law and other units throughout the university. Professor Mastroianni’s education includes a JD, BA, and BS from the University of Pennsylvania and an MPH from the University of Washington. Before joining the university faculty, she was a practicing attorney and subsequently worked in a number of legal and governmental policy positions, including Staff Director of the President’s Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments and Study Director of the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. She serves on international and US advisory committees, most recently for the Wellcome Trust, the Population Council, and the National Academy of Medicine. She is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, recognized for her contributions to health policy, law, and bioethics.



Jeffrey P. Kahn, PhD, MPH,



is the Andreas C. Dracopoulos Director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, and the Levi Professor of Bioethics and Public Policy. He is also Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His research interests include the ethics of research, ethics and public health, and ethics and emerging biomedical technologies. He speaks widely in the United States and abroad, has published four books and over 125 articles, and leads or participates in numerous grant-funded research projects. Dr. Kahn is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and an elected Fellow of the Hastings Center, and has chaired or served on committees and panels for the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Medicine, where he is currently Chair of the Board on Health Sciences Policy and the Committee on Aerospace Medicine and Medicine of Extreme Environments. His education includes a BA in microbiology from UCLA, MPH from Johns Hopkins University, and PhD in philosophy (p. xviii) from Georgetown University. Prior to joining the faculty at Johns Hopkins, he held the Maas Family Chair in Bioethics and was Director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Minnesota, and also served as Staff Director for the President’s Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments.



Nancy E. Kass, ScD,



is Vice Provost for Graduate and Professional Education at Johns Hopkins University, and Phoebe R. Berman Professor of Bioethics and Public Health in the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she is also Professor of Health Policy and Management. Dr. Kass received her BA from Stanford University, completed doctoral training in health policy from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and postdoctoral training at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University. As Vice Provost, Dr. Kass focuses on issues related to the quality of PhD education, promoting transparency about PhD programs, diversity of the student body, career preparedness, research and professional experiences for students, and mentoring. In her faculty role, Dr. Kass conducts empirical work in bioethics, public health, and human research. Her publications are in the field of US and international research ethics, public health ethics, and ethics and the learning healthcare system. She spent a year on assignment as an expert at the World Health Organization in Geneva and has served as a consultant to the President’s Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments, the National Bioethics Advisory Commission, and the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Dr. Kass is Chair of the US National Institutes of Health Precision Medicine Initiative Central IRB, previously co-chaired the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Committee to Develop Recommendations for Informed Consent Documents, and served on the NCI’s central IRB. Dr. Kass is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and an elected Fellow of the Hastings Center.