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Oral History Collection

Karen Rothenberg

Karen H. Rothenberg, JD, MPA is a professor at the Johns Hopkins Institute of Bioethics and the Marjorie Cook Professor of Law at University of Maryland. She is currently a guest researcher for NHGRI’s Bioethics Core and was previously the Senior Advisor to the Director on Genomics & Society. In this fascinating oral history, Karen Rothenberg recalls how she became passionate about health law and women’s health, and her experience taking sabbatical from University of Maryland School of Law to be a Health Law and Policy Consultant for the National Institute for Child Health & Human Development. She also recounts how she began awareness about prenatal genetic testing with Elizabeth Thompson, and shares her favorite stories about Francis Collins.