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Kimberly Strong, PhD

Assistant Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities
Primary Faculty in the Program in Genomics and Ethics

Dr. Kimberly Strong is Assistant Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities in the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities at the Medical College of Wisconsin, where she is the primary faculty member for the Program in Genomics and Ethics. Dr. Strong also serves as faculty in the Human and Molecular Genetics Center at MCW.

Dr. Strong’s expertise is in the application and limits of empirical bioethics, particularly in its value in informing the discourse surrounding contentious and emerging technologies.  Dr. Strong’s current research focuses on ethical issues related to the use of genomic sequencing (the reading of one’s full DNA) and genetic technologies.

Dr. Strong has lectured and published on genomics and ethics, empirical bioethics, qualitative research, and ethical issues related to assisted reproductive technologies, gamete donation, genetics counseling, and stem cell research.  Prior to joining the MCW faculty, she served as Health Services Manager at the Cancer Institute of New South Wales, in Sydney, Australia and as an academic researcher at the Center for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine at the University of Sydney.

Dr. Strong earned her PhD from the University of Sydney, Australia; genetic counseling qualifications from the University of Newcastle, Australia; and her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, from the University of Minnesota in Duluth, Minnesota.

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