Seminar Series: Justice-Based Rationale for Imposing Limits on Research Risks by Liza Dawson, PhD, MA

Monday, Apr 10, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Bloomberg School of Public Health Feinstone Hall
615 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD

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The question of whether there should be an upper limit on research risks for consenting adults has been discussed in the bioethics literature.  This talk explores reasons for imposing limits based on concerns about adequate representation in research and limitations on predictions of social value. 

Liza Dawson, PhD, MA, has worked at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research since 2019. She has several roles, including Chair of the Institutional Review Board (IRB), Chief of Bioethics, and Research Integrity Officer, as well as working with the WRAIR Community Engagement Team.

Liza’s background is in basic science, human research protections, and bioethics. After completing a PhD at Johns Hopkins University studying HIV virology, she worked in bioethics and science policy for over 20 years. She also completed a Master’s degree in Philosophy and Social Policy at George Washington University (GWU). Her current work at WRAIR is devoted to integrating bioethics and research integrity into all aspects of WRAIR’s research.

Liza is dedicated to promoting and supporting community engagement for WRAIR’s COVID-19 research portfolio, and helping the research community understand the importance of including community voices and partnerships in clinical research.