A photo of Michelle McGowan.

Member, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

Member, Ethics Center

Associate Professor, UC Department of PediatricsAssociate Professor, UC Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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Biography & Affiliation

Research Interests

Ethical, legal, and social implications of genetics and genomics; ethical and social implications of reproductive technologies

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of PediatricsAssociate Professor, UC Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Divisions

General and Community Pediatrics

Education

BA: Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, 2000.

PhD: University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2007.

Fellowship: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 2009.

Publications

Unregulated Health Research Using Mobile Devices: Ethical Considerations and Policy Recommendations. Rothstein, MA; Wilbanks, JT; Beskow, LM; Brelsford, KM; Brothers, KB; Doerr, M; Evans, BJ; Hammack-Aviran, CM; McGowan, ML; Tovino, SA. The Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics. 2020; 48:196-226.

Experiences of a multidisciplinary genomic tumor board interpreting risk for underlying germline variants in tumor-only sequencing results. Fishler, KP; Breese, EH; Walters-Sen, L; McGowan, ML. JCO Precision Oncology. 2019; 3:1-8.

Harmonizing Clinical Sequencing and Interpretation for the eMERGE III Network. Zouk, H; Venner, E; Muzny, DM; Lennon, NJ; Rehm, HL; Gibbs, RA; Walker, K; Gordon, AS; Bowser, M; Harden, MV; et al. The American Journal of Human Genetics. 2019; 105:588-605.

Giving adolescents a voice: the types of genetic information adolescents choose to learn and why. Pervola, J; Myers, MF; McGowan, ML; Prows, CA. Genetics in Medicine. 2019; 21:965-971.

Systematic review of typologies used to characterize clinical ethics consultations. DeSante-Bertkau, JE; McGowan, ML; Antommaria, AH M. The Journal of Clinical Ethics. 2018; 29:291-304.

Adolescent and Parental Attitudes About Return of Genomic Research Results: Focus Group Findings Regarding Decisional Preferences. McGowan, ML; Prows, CA; DeJonckheere, M; Brinkman, WB; Vaughn, L; Myers, MF. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics. 2018; 13:371-382.

Why Does the shift from “personalized medicine” to “precision health” and “wellness genomics” matter?. Juengst, ET; McGowan, ML. AMA journal of ethics. 2018; 20:E881-E890.

"Let's pull these technologies out of the ivory tower'': The politics, ethos, and ironies of participant-driven genomic research. McGowan, ML; Choudhury, S; Juengst, ET; Lambrix, M; Jr, SR A; Fishman, JR. BioSocieties. 2017; 12:494-519.

Precisely Where Are We Going? Charting the New Terrain of Precision Prevention. Meagher, KM; McGowan, ML; Jr, SR A; Fishman, JR; Juengst, ET. Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics. 2017; 18:369-387.

Participatory Genomic Research: Ethical Issues from the Bottom Up to the Top Down. Aungst, H; Fishman, JR; McGowan, ML. Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics. 2017; 18:357-367.