Nicole C. Lockhart, Ph.D.
Division of Genomics and Society
B.S. Brown University, 2000
Ph.D. University of Michigan, 2006
Dr. Nicole Lockhart came to National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) in 2012 as a program director in the Division of Genomics and Society. Dr. Lockhart oversees a portfolio of research and career development grants related to the ethical, legal and social (ELSI) implications of genomic research. Dr. Lockhart also coordinates the Genomics and Society Working Group, a working group of the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research. She participates in a variety of ELSI-related trans-NHGRI and trans-NIH initiatives and programs.
Prior to joining NHGRI, Dr. Lockhart served six years as a program manager at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). While at NCI, she focused on ethical, legal and policy issues related to biobanking. Her academic training is in biology and physiology. She also served as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Policy Fellow and as a Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellow.
Currently, Dr. Lockhart focuses on ELSI Research Program grants and initiatives related to Genomic Research Design and Implementation, which identifies, documents and develops approaches to address challenges related to genetic and genomic research.
Visit the ELSI Research Areas webpage for more information on areas of ELSI research.
Last updated: April 6, 2021