Lisa S. Parker

Associate Professor of Human Genetics & Behavioral and Community Health Sciences; Director of Graduate Education

Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Center for Bioethics and Health Law

Phone: 412-647-5780


My current research focuses on ethical issues arising in the design and conduct of scientific research, particularly genetic research, as well as the provision of genetic services, ethics in public health, and feminist approaches to bioethical issues. I have provided research ethics training in Kolkata and New Delhi, India, through two training programs of the Fogarty International Center of the NIH, and I was appointed to the Genomics and Society Working Group, and advisory group to the Division of Genomics and Society (DGS) of the NHGRI, where she has served on the study section of the ELSI Program (the Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications Program), and on two national working groups examining the management of incidental findings and research results, as well as on the Expert Scientific Panel of the Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) Network. 


  • PhD