Cassie Houtz
  • Titles:
  • Fellow in Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Genetics and Genomics
  • Education:
  • Harvard University, PhD
  • Harvard University, M.Div
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, BA

Cassie Houtz (she/her/hers) received her PhD in the study of religion from Harvard University, where she studied the intersections of philosophical, religious, and biomedical conceptions of what it means to live a "good life.” Her interests in disability bioethics, philosophy of medicine, and the “quality of life” have led her to the ELSI Postdoctoral Fellowship at Penn. As a postdoctoral fellow, she is working on two primary research areas: (1) the ethics of treating polygenic and monogenic “obesity” and (2) ethical dilemmas related to newborn genetic screening.

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