Division of Genomics and Society

Jean E. McEwen, J.D., Ph.D.

Jean E. McEwen
Program Director
Division of Genomics and Society


B.A. University of Minnesota, 1977
J.D. Northwestern University, 1982
Ph.D. Brandeis University, 1996

phone (301) 402-4997
fax (301) 402-1950
e-mail mcewenj@mail.nih.gov
5635 FISHERS LN
Room 4091, MSC 9305
ROCKVILLE, MD 20892-9305


The Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Research Program


Dr. McEwen came to NHGRI in 1999 following a career in law practice, teaching, and research. She manages a grant portfolio related to the ethical, legal and social implications of genomic research, focusing particularly on legal, regulatory and public policy issues (including intellectual porerty and data sharing), as well as issues related to race and genetics, behavioral genetics, and prenatal testing.

Dr. McEwen also coordinates the ELSI component of the Clinical Sequencing Exploratory (CSER) Consortium, provides guidance on ethical issues for the Sample Repository for Human Genetic Research at the Coriell Institute, and participates in a vareity of other ELSI-related trans-NHGRi and trans-NIH initiatives and programs.

Jean received her B.A. in philosophy from the University of Minnesota in 1977, a J.D. from Northwestern University in 1982, and a Ph.D. in social policy from Brandeis University in 1996.

Area of Emphasis: Genomic Research and Research Policy

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Last Updated: January 13, 2015