Academics & Research

UCEER

Leadership

Erin Rothwell, PhD

Erin Rothwell is an Associate Professor-Research in the Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities and College of Nursing at the University of Utah. She is a social scientist with a clinical background in recreation therapy. She is a is a faculty member within the Graduate Program for Genetic Counseling and completed a fellowship in Bioethics from t... Read More

Email: erin.rothwell@nurs.utah.edu

James Tabery, PhD

Jim Tabery's research focuses largely on the philosophy of science and applied ethics, as well as the intersection between those domains. On the philosophy of science side, he investigates questions of causation and explanation in biology; while on the applied ethics side, he explores how the answers to those questions have ethical, legal, and soc... Read More

Email: james.tabery@utah.edu

Leslie P. Francis, JD, PhD

Leslie P. Francis holds joint appointments in law and philosophy, where she holds the ranks of Distinguished Professor of Law and Philosophy, Alfred C. Emery Professor of Law, and Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development in the College of Law. She also directs the Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences in the S.J Quinney College of Law. ... Read More

Email: francisl@law.utah.edu

BOB WONG, PHD

 

Currently, I am the Co-Director of Research with UCEER (Utah Center of Excellence for ELSI Research).

My main interest is the application of sound research practice across a variety of fields. Some of the skills and knowledge I apply include; study design, data collection systems, and quantitative statistical analysis. In 2009, I helped introduce REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) a software toolset and workflow methodology for electronic collection and management of research and clinical trial data to the University of Utah. I participate regularly with other REDCap consortium members (over 2000 international sites) to further develop and enhance the software. 

Fields of study that I am presently involved in include: Screening, and biobanking, Ethical Legal Societal Issues in genetics, gaming technology, communication of health information, electronic informed consent, and data visualization. 

You can often find me hiking the wonderful trails of the Wasatch Mountains, or playing my guitars.

Email:  Email bob.wong@nurs.utah.edu

Phone:  801-587-9666

Avery Holton

Avery is an Associate Chair in the Department of Communication, where his research navigates the intersections of digital and social media, news and information, and constructs of health, identity, and ability. He also serves as the University's Student Media Advisor and is an appointed Humanities Scholar, working with first year students as they transition from high school into Humanities courses at the University. He also serves as a Research Co-Coordinator for the University of Utah's Center for Excellence in Ethical, Legal, Social Implications Research (UCEER), which is currently funded by a $4.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Email:  avery.holton@utah.edu

Phone:  801-581-6889

Shakila Nawaz

Shakila Nawaz

Title:  Administrative Program Coordinator

Email:  shakila.nawaz@utah.edu

Phone:  385-216-9604

Erin Johnson

Erin Johnson

Title:  Research Coordinator

Email:  erin.johnson@nurs.utah.edu

Phone:  801-587-8578