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Christine Grady, RN, PhD

Christine Grady, RN, PhD

Christine Grady is Chief of the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. Her research focuses on the ethics of clinical research, especially subject recruitment, incentives, vulnerability, informed consent, and international research ethics. She is currently a member of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues; and also a senior research fellow at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics and an elected fellow at the American Academy of Nursing and at the Hastings Center.

Dr. Grady has authored more than 125 papers, authored or edited several books, and has lectured widely on ethical issues in clinical research and clinical care, HIV disease, and nursing. She is an attending on the Bioethics Consultation service, an IRB and DSMB member, and a member of several editorial boards. She holds a B.S. in nursing and biology from Georgetown University, a M.S.N. in community health nursing from Boston College, and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Georgetown.

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