Anna Mastroianni, JD, MPH, joined the Berman Institute as a Research Professor and core faculty member in 2022. She was previously Professor of Law at the University of Washington School of Law and Associate Director of the university’s Institute for Public Health Genetics and held additional faculty appointments in the UW’s School of Public Health and School of Medicine. Before joining the UW faculty, she worked as a practicing health care attorney and served in a number of legal and governmental policy positions in Washington, D.C. Her scholarly work examines the intersection of law, bioethics, public health, and health policy, with special emphasis on the legal and ethical challenges arising in research with pregnant women, the use of genetic technologies in public health, reproductive rights, and family building through assisted reproductive technologies.
Professor Mastroianni is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, recognized for her contributions to health policy, law, and bioethics. She serves on consensus, advisory, and oversight committees, both nationally and internationally. For the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, that work has included examining: ethics and policy for oversight of social sciences research, policies for the National Immunization Program‘s research procedures and data sharing, ethical and policy issues in the introduction of mitochondria replacement techniques, and ethics of health standards for long-duration space flight.
- The intersection of law, bioethics, public health, and health policy
- Legal and ethical challenges arising in research with pregnant women
- Use of genetic technologies in public health, reproductive rights
- Family building through assisted reproductive technologies