JESSICA MOZERSKY, PhD, joined the Division of General Medical Sciences in 2017 as an Assistant Professor of Medicine. Dr. Mozersky received her PhD in Anthropology from University College London’s Interdisciplinary Institute of Human Genetics and Health. Her research explores the ethical and social implications of new biomedical and genomic technologies including cancer genetic testing, prenatal genetic screening, whole genome sequencing, and PET neuroimaging. Dr. Mozersky is the author of Risky Genes: Genetics, Breast Cancer, and Jewish Identity (Routledge 2013) based on her doctoral dissertation. She has published in American Journal of Empirical Bioethics, Hastings Center Report, Biosocieties, Genome Medicine, Genetics in Medicine, and Sociology of Health and Illness on topics including breast cancer genetics, race/ethnicity, new reproductive technologies, health disparities, and privacy and confidentiality.
Dr. Mozersky has previously held postdoctoral positions at the University of Pennsylvania and the New School for Social Research, and was a visiting research scholar at the Brocher Foundation in Geneva. Prior to joining the faculty at WUSTL, Dr. Mozersky was a fellow in advanced biomedical ethics at the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy, where she also obtained a Masters in Bioethics.