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Jessica Mozersky, PhD

Assistant Professor in Medicine



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Dr. Jessica Mozersky joined the Division of General Medical Sciences in 2017 as an Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is based in the Center for Clinical and Research Ethics and co-directs the responsible conduct of research course for Washington University Scholars. She is a Co-Investigator in the Professional and Social Issues Lab, where her research explores the ethical and social implications of new biomedical and genomic technologies including cancer genetic testing, prenatal genetic screening, whole genome sequencing, and PET neuroimaging. Dr. Mozersky is the author of Risky Genes: Genetics, Breast Cancer, and Jewish Identity (Routledge 2013). She has published in American Journal Bioethics, JAMA Neurology, Hastings Center Report, Genome Medicine, Genetics in Medicine, and Sociology of Health and Illness on topics including breast cancer genetics, race/ethnicity, new reproductive technologies, health disparities, and privacy and confidentiality. She is a faculty scholar with the Institute for Public Health. Dr. Mozersky is an editorial board member of Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics: A Journal of Qualitative Research, published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

Dr. Mozersky received her PhD in Anthropology from University College London’s Interdisciplinary Institute of Human Genetics and Health. She holds a Masters in Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania.  Prior to joining the faculty at Washington University, Mozersky was a fellow in advanced biomedical ethics at the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy. She also previously held a position as Senior Associate for the American College of Physicians Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee.