Kerry Ryan joined CBSSM in July 2010. Kerry has a BA in History (Kalamazoo College) and MA in Sociology (University of Michigan). Before joining CBSSM, Kerry worked as a research assistant and an academic advisor. She has been involved with research related to the effects of community violence and prenatal cocaine exposure; college student academic success and retention; at-risk women’s child-bearing decisions in the context of genetic testing and discrimination; surrogate consent for research; and therapeutic misconception. She currently works with Dr. Raymond De Vries and Dr. Michele Gornick on a variety of projects, including ethics of consent in biobank research, public views on secondary results in genomic sequencing, and effective communication of genomic sequencing results. Kerry also coordinates events and PR for CBSSM.