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 (ELSI) of genomic research, focusing particularly on legal, regulatory and public policy issues (including intellectual prorerty 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 variety 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; Legal, Regulatory and Public Policy Issues
Last Updated: May 8, 2015