Nanibaa’ Garrison (Diné), Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Treuman Katz Center of Pediatric Bioethics at Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington. Her research focuses on the ethical implications of genetic research on Native American communities, informed consent, and issues with privacy and confidentiality. She is currently the recipient of an NIH K01 career development award to explore perspectives of tribal leaders, physicians, scientists, and policy makers on genetic research with tribes. She is a consultant for both the clinical ethics and research ethics consultation services at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Garrison earned her Ph.D. in the Department of Genetics at Stanford University. She received her bachelor’s degree in molecular and cellular biology from the University of Arizona and conducted research on the genetics of oculocutaneous albinism with the support of the T34 NIH Minority Access to Research Careers program. Dr. Garrison earned her Ph.D. in the Department of Genetics at Stanford University where she studied the genetic architecture of human pigmentary variation with the support of an NIH F31 fellowship. Dr. Garrison completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics and the Center for Integration of Research on Genetics & Ethics at Stanford University. Her research focused on the impact of the Havasupai Tribe lawsuit on genetic research and Institutional Review Boards and she was supported by an NIH F32 fellowship.