Fellowship in ELSI Research

The Stanford Training Program in Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) Research at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics and the Center for Integration of Research on Genetics and Ethics (CIRGE) was established in 2016 with support from the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

The goal of the training program is to create independent scholars who can conduct rigorous research on ethical, legal, social or policy implications of genetics and genomics.  Specific objectives are to introduce trainees to conceptual frameworks and methods used in ELSI research, core bioethics concepts and literature, and to the experience of working in an interdisciplinary research environment.  This program builds on 15 years of experience in ELSI research training as an NHGRI Center for Excellence in ELSI Research, CIRGE.

We seek applicants with a background in medicine, genetics, biological sciences, social science, ethics, philosophy, history, health services research, public policy or other related disciplines. The NIH requires that candidates have a PhD or MD (JD or Master’s degree only not accepted), and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to be eligible for funding.


Postdoctoral Position

Candidates are invited to apply for a position with a start date between July 1, 2019 and Spring, 2020. For more information, please contact the SCBE Fellowship Coordinator, Gabriella Rivera at grivera8@stanford.edu.

Program Leadership

Mildred Cho, PhD

Fellowship Program Director

Associate Director of the Center

Professor of Pediatrics

Gabriella Rivera

Fellowship Program Coordinator

Finance and Fellowship Coordinator for the Center

Current Fellows

Jason Batten

Second Year Fellow

Heather Dron, PhD, MPH

First Year Fellow

Jennifer Young, PhD

First Year Fellow