Kate Saylor
  • Titles:
  • Fellow in Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Genetics and Genomics
  • Education:
  • PhD, Public Policy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • MS, Neuroscience, Oregon Health & Sciences University
  • BA, Biology/Neurobiology, Macalester College

Kate Saylor received her PhD in the Department of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is interested in fairness in genetics research and genetic medicine and in how normative values and scientific evidence shape healthcare decisions. At Penn, she hopes to work on understanding and overcoming disparities in genetic healthcare utilization. Her dissertation is on fairness considerations for cost-effectiveness analysis and on the cost-effectiveness of genetic screening in the general population. She has also done empirical and normative work on disparities and inclusion in research and genetic medicine. Before graduate school, Kate worked at the National Institutes of Health as a science policy analyst from 2010-2016. And in some distant past, she studied the development of the receptor cells of the inner ear. Kate plays violin, and she likes to hike and bake. 

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