Nanibaa’ Garrison (Diné)
Institute for Society and Genetics and the Division of General Internal Medicine & Health Services Research | Scholarly focus on Bioethics, Genetics, Policy, and Indigenous peoples
Nanibaa’ Garrison, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Institute for Society and Genetics and the Division of General Internal Medicine & Health Services Research at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is on the faculty for the UCLA Institute for Precision Health and the UCLA genetic counseling master’s program. Dr. Garrison earned her Ph.D. in genetics at Stanford University, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in bioethics at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics and the Center for Integration of Research on Genetics & Ethics at Stanford University. Her research focuses on the ethical, social, and cultural implications of genetic and genomic research in Indigenous communities. Using community-based research approaches, she engages with tribal communities to develop policies and guidance for tribes.