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Kimberly Quaid-DeCordon, PhD

Dr. Quaid is a faculty Investigator for the Indiana University Center for Bioethics and a Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics at the Indiana University School of Medicine. She is also the Co-Director of the Master Program in Genetic Counseling in the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics as well as the Director of the Predictive Testing Program.

Dr. Quaid received her B.A. in Psychology from Brown University in Providence, RI as well as her M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MA.

Dr. Quaid has held academic positions in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and in the Department of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, where she was the coordinator of one of the first programs in the world to offer genetic testing for Huntington Disease to presymptomatic subjects at risk for the disease.

She moved to Indiana University in 1990, where she is Director of the Predictive Testing Program, which provides genetic counseling and testing for individuals affected with or at risk for Huntington Disease, Alzheimer's Disease, Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker disease, and other autosomal dominant disorders.

Dr. Quaid currently teaches a campus-wide course in research ethics. She chaired the IUPUI Ethics in Research Committee charged with investigating allegations of scientific misconduct from 1998-2003 and was a member of the IUPUI/Clarian IRB from 2002 to 2006 and well as a member of review board of the General Clinical Research Center at IU School of Medicine. She served as Chair of the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications Study Section of the National Human Genome Research Institute of NIH from 2005-2007. She has authored or co-authored over 35 books, book chapters and peer reviewed publications.

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