Consortium Faculty

The Consortium links 20 leading centers and programs at the University of Minnesota to address the legal, ethical, and policy implications of biomedicine and the life sciences. The directors and representatives of these centers are nationally recognized scholars from across the University. Consortium faculty include:

BioTechnology Institute

Mike Sadowsky
Michael J. Sadowsky, PhD
Director, BioTechnology Institute
Professor, Department of Soil, Water and Climate

Center for Animal Health and Food Safety

Andres Perez
Andres Perez, DVM, PhD
Director, Center for Animal Health and Food Safety
Endowed Chair of Global Animal Health and Food Safety
Associate Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine

Center for Bioethics

Debra DeBruin
Debra DeBruin, PhD
Interim Director, Center for Bioethics
Maas Family Chair in Bioethics, Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, Center for Bioethics
Associate Professor, College of Liberal Arts Department of Philosophy

Center for Clinical and Cognitive Neuropharmacology

Susan Marino
Susan Marino, PhD
Director, Center for Clinical and Cognitive Neuropharmacology
Associate Professor, Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology
Member, Institute of Personalized Medicine

Center for Cognitive Sciences

Victoria Interrante
Victoria Interrante, PhD
Director, Center for Cognitive Sciences
Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
Professor, Graduate Program in Human Factors and Ergonomics

Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy (CIDRAP)

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

Center for Neurobehavioral Development

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
Megan Gunnar
Megan R. Gunnar, PhD
Associate Director, Center for Neurobehavioral Development
Regents Professor
Distinguished McKnight University Professor
Department Chair and Director, Institute of Child Development

Center for Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (CSTEP)

Center for Spirituality & Healing

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

Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)

David H Ingbar
David H. Ingbar, MD
Director, Research Education, Training, and Career Development (CTSI-Ed), Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
Division Director, Department of Medicine
Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Food Protection and Defense Institute

Jennifer van de Ligt Image
Jennifer van de Ligt, PhD
Director of the Integrated Food Systems Leadership
Director of the Food Protection and Defense Institute
Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine (VPM)
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

Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute

Mindy Kurzer
Mindy S. Kurzer, PhD
Director, Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute
Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition
Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology & Transplantation
Director of Graduate Studies, Nutrition Graduate Program
Daniel D. Gallaher
Daniel D. Gallaher, PhD
Advisory Board Member, Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute
Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition
Associate Investigator, Minnesota Nutrition and Obesity Center
Member, Masonic Cancer Center

Institute on the Environment (IonE)

Jessica Hellmann
Jessica Hellmann, PhD
Director, IonE
Russell M. and Elizabeth M. Bennett Chair in Excellence, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior

International Science & Technology Practice & Policy Center (InSTePP)

Philip Pardey
Philip G. Pardey, PhD
Director, International Science & Technology Practice & Policy
Professor, Department of Applied Economics
Director of Global Research Strategy for the College of Food Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences and the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station

Masonic Cancer Center

Doug Yee
Douglas Yee, MD
Director, Masonic Cancer Center
John H. Kersey Chair in Cancer Research
Professor, Medicine and Pharmacology (Joint Appointment)

Microbial and Plant Genomics Institute

Brett Barney
Brett Barney, PhD
Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor

Stem Cell Institute

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Brenda M. Ogle, PhD
Director, Stem Cell Institute
Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Strategic Partnerships and Research Collaborative (SPARC)

Katy Pelican
Katey Pelican, DVM, PhD
Co-Director, Strategic Partnerships and Research Collaborative
Co-Lead UMN Sustainable Development Goals Initiative
Co-Lead University COVID Action Network (U-CAN)
Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine (VPM)
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

University of Minnesota Genomics Center

Prof. Kenny Beckman
Kenneth Beckman, PhD
Director, University of Minnesota Genomics Center
Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

Water Resources Center

Jeffrey Peterson
Jeffrey Peterson, PhD
Director, Water Resources Center
Professor, Department of Applied Economics