The Consortium is unique in the nation, tackling the societal challenges posed by biomedicine and the life sciences. Our interdisciplinary research produces cutting-edge scholarship, offers extensive programming, awards grants to support emerging scholars, and engages the local, state, and national community. 

Susan M. Wolf
Susan M. Wolf, JD
Chair, Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences
McKnight Presidential Professor of Law, Medicine & Public Policy
Faegre Baker Daniels Professor of Law
Professor of Medicine
Chris Cramer
Christopher J. Cramer , PhD
Vice President for Research
Distinguished McKnight University Professor, College of Science and Engineering

Current Executive Committee

The Executive Committee facilitates the work of the Consortium. Its members' range of expertise and shared engagement is a crucial part of the Consortium's collaborative and cross-disciplinary work. Committee members are elected to staggered three-year renewable terms. Read about the nomination and election process. In addition, the Consortium Chair serves on the committee ex officio

Michael Georgieff
Michael K. Georgieff, MD
Director, Center for Neurobehavioral Development
Professor of Pediatrics and Child Psychology
Professor, Institute of Child Development
Director, Division of Neonatology
Amy Kircher
Amy Kircher, DrPH
Co-Director, Strategic Partnerships and Research Collaborative
Senior Advisor, Food Protection and Defense Institute
Assistant Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine
Mike Osterholm
Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH
Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP)
Regents Professor
McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Public Health
Distinguished Teaching Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Professor, Technological Leadership Institute
Adjunct Professor, Medical School
Mike Sadowsky
Michael J. Sadowsky, PhD
Director, BioTechnology Institute
Professor, Department of Soil, Water and Climate