The Consortium is unique in the nation. Our highly interdisciplinary program tackles the societal challenges posed by biomedicine and the life sciences through research, events, and engagement with the local, state, national, and international community.

Susan M. Wolf

Susan M. Wolf, JD
Chair, Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences
Regents Professor
McKnight Presidential Professor of Law, Medicine & Public Policy
Faegre Drinker Professor of Law
Professor of Medicine

Francis X. Shen

Francis X. Shen, JD, PhD
Co-Chair of the Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences
Professor of Law & Solly Robbins Solly Robins Distinguished Research Fellow
Faculty Member in the UMN Graduate Program in Neuroscience
Director, Shen Neurolaw Lab
Chief Innovation Officer of the Center for Law, Brain & Behavior at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Shashank Priya

Shashank Priya, PhD
Vice President for Research & Innovation
Research & Innovation Office

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 K. Georgieff

Michael K. Georgieff, MD
Co-Director, Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain (MIDB)
Director, Center for Neurobehavioral Development
Professor of Pediatrics and Child Psychology
Professor, Institute of Child Development
Director, Division of Neonatology

Mary Jo Kreitzer

Mary Jo Kreitzer, PhD, RN, FAAN
Founder and Director, Center for Spirituality & Healing
Professor, School of Nursing
Co-director, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

Michael T. 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