Dr. Aaron Goldenberg leads the Ethics Core for the Institute for Computational Biology and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Bioethics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is also the Director of Research for the Department. He is also the Associate Director of the Center for Genetic Research Ethics and Law, a NIH Center of Excellence in Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications Research for the National Human Genome Research Institute. He earned his PhD in Bioethics at Case Western Reserve University. Since joining the faculty at Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Goldenberg’s work has focused on the ethical, legal, and social implications of genetics and genomics in clinical and public health settings. His research program has been grounded by a number of major project areas, including: 1) ethical implications of expanding newborn screening programs; 2) storage and use of perinatal and pediatric biological specimens for future research; 3) implications of genetics and gene-environment interactions for racial/ethnic minorities and other communities experiencing health disparities.  Dr. Goldenberg is currently the Co-PI of a project funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to explore the ethical and programmatic challenges of integrating genomic technology into Newborn Screening Programs. He is also the Principal Investigator on a project funded by the NIH National Human Genome Research Institute to examine parental attitudes regarding the research use of biospecimens collected from newborns. He is also leading a project to assess how genomic advances may impact medically-underserved communities, and how clinicians and public health agencies could better assess biological and social determinants to account for gene-environment interactions. In addition to these scholarly initiatives, Dr. Goldenberg Director for Ethics, Policy and Practice for the National Newborn Screening Clearinghouse, also known as Baby’s First Test. He is a member of the Ethics and Legal Workgroup for the Newborn Screening Translational Research Network and the Legal and Legislative Workgroup for the American Public Health Laboratory Association. He is a member of the Pediatric Task Team for the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health.  



Recent Publications

  1. Rivera, SM, Brothers, KB, Cadigan, RJ, Harrell, HL, Rothstein, MA, Sharp, RR, Goldenberg, AJ. Modernizing Research Regulations Is Not Enough: It's Time to Think Outside the Regulatory Box. Am J Bioeth 2017; 17 (7): 1-3. PubMed PMID:28661748 .
  2. Morello, L, Marshall, PA, Hartmann, CD, Brooks, S, Colón-Zimmermann, K, Goldenberg, AJ. Photo-documentation in the community: reflections on genetics, health and health disparities. Int J Epidemiol 2017; 46 (2): 385-389. PubMed PMID:28338850 .
  3. Friedman, JM, Cornel, MC, Goldenberg, AJ, Lister, KJ, Sénécal, K, Vears, DF, Global Alliance for Genomics and Health Regulatory and Ethics Working Group Paediatric Task Team. Genomic newborn screening: public health policy considerations and recommendations. BMC Med Genomics 2017; 10 (1): 9. PubMed PMID:28222731 PubMed Central PMC5320805.
  4. Bunnell, ME, Tarini, BA, Petros, M, Goldenberg, AJ, Arjunan, A, Wicklund, C. Biobank participant support of newborn screening for disorders with variable treatment and intervention options. J Community Genet 2016; 7 (4): 291-302. PubMed PMID:27586542 PubMed Central PMC5138165.
  5. Goldenberg, AJ, Comeau, AM, Grosse, SD, Tanksley, S, Prosser, LA, Ojodu, J, Botkin, JR, Kemper, AR, Green, NS. Evaluating Harms in the Assessment of Net Benefit: A Framework for Newborn Screening Condition Review. Matern Child Health J 2016; 20 (3): 693-700. PubMed PMID:26833040 PubMed Central PMC4819963.
  6. Lewis, MH, Goldenberg, AJ. Return of Results from Research Using Newborn Screening Dried Blood Samples. J Law Med Ethics 2015; 43 (3): 559-68. PubMed PMID:26479566 PubMed Central PMC4617190.
  7. Goldenberg, AJ, Maschke, KJ, Joffe, S, Botkin, JR, Rothwell, E, Murray, TH, Anderson, R, Deming, N, Rosenthal, BF, Rivera, SM et al.. IRB practices and policies regarding the secondary research use of biospecimens. BMC Med Ethics 2015; 16 : 32. PubMed PMID:25953109 PubMed Central PMC4426182.
  8. Dodson, DS, Goldenberg, AJ, Davis, MM, Singer, DC, Tarini, BA. Parent and public interest in whole-genome sequencing. Public Health Genomics 2015; 18 (3): 151-9. PubMed PMID:25765282 PubMed Central PMC4406802.
  9. Hartmann, CD, Marshall, PA, Goldenberg, AJ. Is there a space for place in family history assessment? Underserved community views on the impact of neighborhood factors on health and prevention. J Prim Prev 2015; 36 (2): 119-30. PubMed PMID:25663552 .
  10. Simpson, CL, Goldenberg, AJ, Culverhouse, R, Daley, D, Igo, RP, Jarvik, GP, Mandal, DM, Mascalzoni, D, Montgomery, CG, Pierce, B et al.. Practical barriers and ethical challenges in genetic data sharing. Int J Environ Res Public Health 2014; 11 (8): 8383-98. PubMed PMID:25153467 PubMed Central PMC4143867.
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