AARON GOLDENBERG, PHD, MA, MPH

Aaron Goldenberg, PhD, MA, MPH, is 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 and 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.

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Recent Publications

  1. Lynch, JA, Goldenberg, AJ, Garrison, NA, Brothers, KB. Analogies in Genomics Policymaking: Debates and Drawbacks. Am J Hum Genet 2020; 107 (5): 797-801. PubMed PMID:33157006 PubMed Central PMC7674995.
  2. Riches, NO, Johnson, EP, Frost, CJ, Goldenberg, AJ, Rothwell, E. The limited use of US residual newborn screening dried bloodspots for health disparity research. Genet Med 2020; 22 (10): 1723-1726. PubMed PMID:32533133 PubMed Central PMC7529877.
  3. Brothers, KB, Clayton, EW, Goldenberg, AJ. Online Pediatric Research: Addressing Consent, Assent, and Parental Permission. J Law Med Ethics 2020; 48 (1_suppl): 129-137. PubMed PMID:32342755 .
  4. Goldenberg, AJ. Considering Equity in Assessing Familial Benefit From the Return of Genomic Research Results. Pediatrics 2019; 144 (6): . PubMed PMID:31719122 .
  5. Evans, A, LeBlanc, K, Bonhomme, N, Shone, SM, Gaviglio, A, Freedenberg, D, Penn, J, Johnson, C, Vogel, B, Dolan, SM et al.. A Newborn Screening Education Best Practices Framework: Development and Adoption. Int J Neonatal Screen 2019; 5 (2): 22. PubMed PMID:33072981 PubMed Central PMC7510220.
  6. Brothers, KB, Rivera, SM, Cadigan, RJ, Sharp, RR, Goldenberg, AJ. A Belmont Reboot: Building a Normative Foundation for Human Research in the 21st Century. J Law Med Ethics 2019; 47 (1): 165-172. PubMed PMID:30994072 PubMed Central PMC6587582.
  7. Stein, CM, Ponsaran, R, Trapl, ES, Goldenberg, AJ. Correction: Experiences and perspectives on the return of secondary findings among genetic epidemiologists. Genet Med 2019; 21 (6): 1463. PubMed PMID:30792497 .
  8. Garrison, NA, Brothers, KB, Goldenberg, AJ, Lynch, JA. Genomic Contextualism: Shifting the Rhetoric of Genetic Exceptionalism. Am J Bioeth 2019; 19 (1): 51-63. PubMed PMID:30676903 PubMed Central PMC6397766.
  9. Stein, CM, Ponsaran, R, Trapl, ES, Goldenberg, AJ. Experiences and perspectives on the return of secondary findings among genetic epidemiologists. Genet Med 2019; 21 (7): 1541-1547. PubMed PMID:30467403 .
  10. Goldenberg, AJ, Lloyd-Puryear, M, Brosco, JP, Therrell, B, Bush, L, Berry, S, Brower, A, Bonhomme, N, Bowdish, B, Chrysler, D et al.. Including ELSI research questions in newborn screening pilot studies. Genet Med 2019; 21 (3): 525-533. PubMed PMID:30100612 .
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