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Roberta Marie Berry

Faculty Fellow    ,

M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, History and Philosophy of Science
J.D., University of Wisconsin
B.A., Swarthmore College


Roberta M. Berry, J.D., Ph.D., is associate professor and director, Law, Science and Technology Program at Georgia Institute of Technology and a faculty fellow at Georgia State University College of Law. She is a former practicing attorney in health law and a former law professor in health law, bioethics, medical malpractice, insurance law, and contracts. Berry’s research and teaching focus on bioethics, health law and policy, and the legal, ethical, and policy implications of bioscience and biotechnology research and innovation.

Recent publications by Berry include two books, The Ethics of Genetic Engineering (Routledge 2010 paperback, 2007 hardcover) and A Health Law Reader (co-edited anthology, Carolina Academic Press 1999). She has also written a number of articles and book chapters, including the award-winning, co-authored article “The Absent Professor: Why We Don’t Teach Research Ethics and What to Do about It” (Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership) and “The Human Genome Project and the End of Insurance,” (reprinted in National Insurance Law Review, A Compilation of Significant Articles on Insurance). She is currently a co-principal investigator for a National Institutes of Health grant focusing on translational science and research ethics. She was principal investigator for a National Science Foundation grant (2009-2011) focusing on ethically contentious issues in bioscience and biotechnology.

Her awards from Georgia Tech include: Class of 1940 W. Howard Ector Outstanding Teacher Award (Georgia Tech 2005); Ivan Allen Jr. Faculty Legacy Award (Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts 2004); and Outstanding Faculty Member (Student Government Association 2001).

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