Kellie Owens
  • Titles:
  • K99/R00 Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Medical Ethics
  • Education:
  • Northwestern University, PhD, Sociology
  • Northwestern University, MA, Sociology
  • Michigan State University, BA

Kellie Owens is a K99/R00 Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy. Her research is sponsored by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She conducts research on the ethical use of technology and data in medicine. Her most recent projects explore how new technologies and data sources impact risk management and decision-making in medical fields such as clinical genomics and obstetrics. She is particularly interested in understanding when and how new technologies can worsen or ameliorate health inequities.

Kellie’s research has been published in journals such as Nature MedicineScience, Technology, and Human Values, and Social Science and Medicine, and has received prizes from the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), The American Sociological Association, and the American Anthropological Association. She completed her PhD in Sociology at Northwestern University, and was formerly a T32 Fellow in the Penn Postdoctoral Training Program in the Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genetics and Genomics and a Predoctoral Visiting Research Fellow in the Program on Science, Technology, and Society at Harvard University. She is also a consultant at Data & Society Research Institute.

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