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  Roberta M. Berry
Associate Professor, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology
Professor of Science & Technology- Law, Policy, and Ethnics, Georgia State University College of Law
School of Public Policy
Director, Honors Program, Georgia Institute of Technology

J.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D, University of Notre Dame
Joined faculty in 2000


Research areas/interests
Legal, ethical and policy implications of life sciences and biotechnology; research ethics; bioethics.


Honors  
2014 Hesburgh Award Teaching Fellow (2013)
Georgia Institute of Technology

2005 Honorable Mention, Johnson Award for Best Paper in Ethics and Accountability in the Public Sector, for: Eisen, Arri and Roberta M. Berry. “The Absent Professor: Why We Don’t Teach Research Ethics and What to Do about It.” American Journal of Bioethics 2 (2002): 38-49.

2005 Class of 1940 W. Howard Ector Outstanding Teacher Award

2004 Ivan Allen Jr. Faculty Legacy Award

2001 Georgia Tech Student Government Association Faculty Member of the Year


Current and recent projects  
Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute,
National Institutes of Health (NIH), Clinical and Translational Science Award, Emory University (prime)
• Co-Principal Investigator, Georgia Institute of Technology (subawardee), Ethics Section (2007-2014)

Ethically Contentious Science and the Graduate School Experience,
National Science Foundation (NSF), CAREER Award (Awardee: Aaron Levine)
• Member, Education Advisory Committee (2012-2017)

Ethically Contentious Research and Innovation: An Interdisciplinary and
Inter-institutional Experiment in Ethics Education and Assessment,
National Science Foundation (NSF), Ethics Education in Science and Engineering
• Principal Investigator (2009-2011)



Research collaborators  
Hillary Alberta
Paul J. Benkeser
Lisa Bliss
Jason Borenstein
Robert Butera
Sylvia Caley
Arri Eisen
Aaron D. Levine
Paul A. Lombardo
Kevin McDonnell
Jonathan D. Olinger
John H. Robinson
Jerri Nims Rooker
Jonathan Todres
Leslie E. Wolf


Recent and selected publications  
Berry, Roberta M. “Genomic Information and Suffering in the Genomic Era.” In Suffering and Bioethics, ed. Ronald M. Green and Nathan Palpant. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014), pp. 374-403.

Alberta, Hillary B., Roberta M. Berry, and Aaron D. Levine. “Risk Disclosure and the Recruitment of Oocyte Donors: Are Advertisers Telling the Full Story?” Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 42, no. 2 (2014): 232-243.

Berry, Roberta M., Jason Borenstein, and Robert J. Butera. “Contentious Problems in Bioscience and Biotechnology: A Pilot Study of an Approach to Ethics Education.” Science and Engineering Ethics 19, no. 2 (2013): 653-668.

Alberta, Hillary B., Roberta M. Berry, and Aaron D. Levine. “Compliance with Donor Age Recommendations in Oocyte Donor Recruitment Advertisements in the USA.” Reproductive BioMedicine Online 26 (2013): 400-405.

Berry, Roberta M., Lisa Bliss, Sylvia Caley, Paul A. Lombardo, and Leslie E. Wolf. “Recent Developments in Health Care Law: Culture and Controversy.” HealthCare Ethics Committee Forum 25, no. 1 (2013): 1-24.

Berry, Roberta M. “A Small Bioethical World?” (Introduction) HealthCare Ethics Committee Forum 23, no. 1 (2011): 1-14.
Guest Editor, “Special Issue: Global Bioethics: Theory, Policy, Practice, Education.” HealthCare Ethics Committee Forum 23, no. 1 (2011).

Berry, Roberta M. “Problem-Based Learning Regarding ‘Fractious Problems’ in Health Law: Reflections on an Educational Experiment.” Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics 39, no. 4 (2011): 694-703.

Berry, Roberta M., Lisa Bliss, Sylvia Caley, Paul A. Lombardo, Jerri Nims Rooker, Jonathan Todres, and Leslie E. Wolf. “Recent Developments in Health Care Law: Partners in Innovation.” HealthCare Ethics Committee Forum 22, no. 2 (2010): 85-116.

Berry, Roberta M. “The Posthumanist Challenge to a Partly Naturalized Virtue Ethics.” In The Normativity of the Natural: Human Goods, Human Virtues, and Human Flourishing, ed. Mark J. Cherry, Dordrecht: Springer, 2009, pp. 153-172.

Berry, Roberta M. “Health Care and the Human Genome: Regulatory Challenge and Response.” In Legal Perspectives in Bioethics, ed. Ana S. Iltis, Sandra H. Johnson, and Barbara A. Hinze. New York: Routledge, 2008, pp. 95-125.

Berry, Roberta M. The Ethics of Genetic Engineering. New York: Routledge, 2007 (hardcover), 2010 (paperback).

Berry, Roberta M. ““The Posthumanist Challenge to a Partly Naturalized Virtue Ethics.” In The Normativity of the Natural: Human Goods, Human Virtues, and Human Flourishing, ed. Mark J. Cherry. New York: Springer, 2009, pp. 153-172.

Berry, Roberta M. The Ethics of Genetic Engineering. New York: Routledge, 2007.

Berry, Roberta M. “Health Care and the Human Genome: Regulatory Challenge and Response.” In Law and Bioethics, ed. Ana S. Iltis, Sandra H. Johnson, and Barbara A. Hinze. New York: Routledge, 2007.

Berry, Roberta M. “Can Bioethics Speak to Politics about the Prospect of Inheritable Genetic Modification? If So, What Might it Say?” In The Ethics of Inheritable Genetic Modification, ed. John E. J. Rasko, Gabrielle O’Sullivan, and Rachel A. Ankeny. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006, pp. 243-277.

Berry, Roberta M. “Beyond Therapy Beyond the Beltway: An Opening Argument for a Public Debate on Enhancement Biotechnologies.” HealthCare Ethics Committee Forum 18, no. 2 (2006): 131-155.

Benkeser, Paul J., Roberta M. Berry, and Jonathan D. Olinger. “Challenges and Opportunities in Ethics Education in Biomedical Engineering.” Proceedings, 2005 American Society for Engineering Education Conference (June 2005).

Berry, Roberta M. “Informed Consent Law, Ethics, and Practice: From Infancy to Reflective Adolescence” HealthCare Ethics Committee Forum 17, no. 1 (2005): 64-81.

Berry, Roberta M. “Genetic Information and Research: Emerging Legal Issues.” HeathCare Ethics Committee Forum 15, no. 1 (2003): 70-99.

Eisen, Arri and Roberta M. Berry, "The Absent Professor: Why We Don't Teach Research Ethics and What to Do About It," American Journal of Bioethics 2 (2002): 38-49.

Robinson, John H. and Roberta M. Berry. "Unraveling the Codes: The Dialectic Between Knowledge of the Moral Person and Knowledge of the Genetic Person in Criminal Law," Mutating Concepts, Evolving Disciplines: Genetics, Medicine, and Society, ed. Lisa S. Parker and Rachel A. Anken, Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, Philosophy and Medicine Series, 2002, pp. 287-317.


Web sites
http://www.spp.gatech.edu/faculty/faculty/rberry.php