Research Staff

Rachel Lee is a Social Science Research Professional at the Center for ELSI Resources and Analysis (CERA). She graduated from Emory University with a degree in Anthropology & Human Biology and minors in Spanish and Linguistics. Her undergraduate research examined the potential link between endogenous retrovirus expression and the development of autoimmune conditions. Prior to joining CERA, she worked at Dell Medical School. Her projects explored the lived experiences of patients with different chronic conditions to inform the design of health care services. She also developed health equity curriculum modules for executive education programs. Currently, her areas of interests include the ethical and social implications of prenatal screening, reproductive technologies, and direct-to-consumer genetic testing.

Ariadne Nichol is a researcher at the National Center for ELSI Resources and Analysis (CERA). She earned her bachelors degree in Human Biology with a concentration in Biomedical Ethics from Stanford University, where she graduated with honors in Ethics in Society and was a Public Service Scholar. She has previously worked on global public health research ethics topics at Doctors Without Borders and at the World Health Organization (WHO). She also has published on One Health and emerging infectious disease issues in the American Journal of Bioethics. Her areas of interest include ethical issues of biomedical research in vulnerable populations; ethical challenges arising from emerging infectious diseases and use of experimental therapeutics; as well as ethical and social issues raised by application of big data and machine learning in health care and pharmacogenetics.