Erica Sutton, PhD

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Dr. Erica Sutton was a CBSSM Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2013-2015. She is an interdisciplinary social scientist engaged in social and behavioral science research that explores the health care experiences of individuals living with rare genetic conditions; the manner in which biotechnologies shape personal experience and social life; and the ethical implications of these technologies for individuals, public health, social policy, health care institutions, and communities. She earned her PhD in public health and bioethics at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the Joint Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto. Her dissertation is entitled, A Public Health Ethics Analysis of Consent as a Least Restrictive Alternative for Newborn Screening in Ontario. She also has an M.A. in Religious Studies with a specialization in Bioethics from McGill University. Erica’s scholarship has appeared in such journals as Journal of Advanced Nursing, American Journal of Medical Genetics, Health Expectations, and Journal of Pediatrics. 

Dr. Sutton is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Biomedical Ethics Program at the Center for Individualized Medicine at the Mayo Clinic.