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Policy Analyst

Policy and Program Analysis Branch


B.A. Rutgers University, 2015

M.A., Duke University, 2018


Elena Ghanaim is a Policy Analyst for the Policy and Program Analysis Branch (PPAB) at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). She focuses on the NIH Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) Policy, health privacy regulations, and human research participant protection issues. Her responsibilities include policy analysis; tracking federal and state legislation with an impact on genomic data sharing, privacy and policy issues; development of genomic data sharing resources for researchers and NHGRI staff; and administrative and project management support for various NHGRI or NIH committees.

Ms. Ghanaim graduated from Rutgers University in 2015 with a bachelor’s in Genetics and minors in Philosophy and Psychology. From there, she worked as a post-baccalaureate IRTA fellow for two years at the NIH. She went on to receive her master’s in Bioethics and Science Policy with a focus on Genetics and Health Policy from Duke University in 2018.

Last updated: June 6, 2019