Amy Lynn McGuire
Amy Lynn McGuire, born in New York is the Leon Jaworski Professor of Biomedical Ethics and Director of the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy. Dr. McGuire received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, her J.D. from the University of Houston, and her Ph.D from the Institute for Medical Humanities at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. McGuire’s research focuses on ethical and policy issues in genomics and human genetics with a focus on genomic research and the clinical integration of emerging technologies. She has been named to many national committees and reviewing bodies with responsibility for approving grant recommendations and funding decisions, reviewing research, and setting national policy priorities in genetics and bioethics. Some of the most notable are the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research, the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Research Program Advisory Council, and the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research, Genomics and Society Working Group. Dr. McGuire’s current research is being funded by the NIH-NHGRI and the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.