Kadija Ferryman is a cultural anthropologist whose research centers on the ethics of emerging technologies in biomedical research and health care. Specifically, her work examines the ethical dimensions of biomedical research that uses genomics to address racial disparities in health. Using ethnographic methods, she examines how values shape efforts to use genomic data to improve health outcomes and reduce chronic disease risk.
Dr. Ferryman holds degrees in anthropology from Yale (BA) and the New School for Social Research (PhD).
Currently, Dr. Ferryman is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Data & Society Research Institute. She will be researching the promise and potential pitfalls of data collection and analysis in precision medicine.
Before completing her PhD, she was a public policy researcher at the Urban Institute in Washington, DC, where she studied housing discrimination and public housing redevelopment.