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Christine Grady, PhD, MSN, RN, FAAN

Chief, Bioethics & Head, Section on Human Subjects Research, National Institutes of Health

Christine Grady is a nurse-bioethicist, senior investigator, and Chief of the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center.  Her research focuses on clinical research ethics, including informed consent, vulnerability, study design, and recruitment, international research ethics and on ethical issues faced by nurses and other healthcare providers. 

Dr. Grady has authored more than 200 papers in the biomedical and bioethics literature and authored or edited several books, including The Oxford Textbook of Clinical Research Ethics.   She is an elected fellow of the Hastings Center and the American Academy of Nursing, a research fellow at Kennedy Institute of Ethics and an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine.  Dr. Grady 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 University.