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Kellie Owens

Kellie Owens, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health

Medical Ethics, Sociology of Medicine, Health Information Technologies, Genomics

I am a medical sociologist and empirical bioethicist whose work focuses on the ethical use of health information technologies. I am particularly interested in understanding when and how new technologies worsen or improve health inequities. My most recent projects explore the actionability of genomic data for healthy populations. I am also interested in developing better social and technical infrastructures to support artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) tools in healthcare.

My research is supported by an early career award from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and has won awards from the American Sociological Association, the American Anthropological Association, and the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S). 

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227 East 30th Street

7th Floor, #724

New York, NY 10016

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PhD from Northwestern University

Owens, Kellie; Walker, Alexis

Nature medicine. 2020 09; 26(9):1327-1328

Owens, Kellie; Sankar, Pamela; Asfaha, Dina M

Journal of personalized medicine. 2023 Feb 04; 13(2):

Too Much of a Good Thing? American Childbirth, Intentional Ignorance, and the Boundaries of Responsible Knowledge

Owens, Kellie

Science, technology, & human values. 2017; 42(5):848-871

Colorblind Science? Perceptions of the Importance of Racial Diversity in Science Research

Owens, Kellie

Spontaneous generations : a journal for the history & philosophy of science. 2016; 8(1):13-21

Owens, Kellie

Advances in medical sociology. 2019 09; 20:45-62