Malia Fullerton

Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology
Professor, Bioethics and Humanities
Adjunct Professor, Genome Sciences
Adjunct Professor, Medicine - Medical Genetics



DPhil Human Population Genetics, University of Oxford, 1995



Department of Bioethics and Humanities
Box 357120


Stephanie Malia Fullerton, DPhil, is Professor of Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She is also Adjunct Professor in the UW Departments of Epidemiology, Genome Sciences, and Medicine (Medical Genetics), as well as an affiliate investigator with the Public Health Sciences division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. She received a PhD in Human Population Genetics from the University of Oxford and later re-trained in Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) research with a fellowship from the NIH National Human Genome Research Institute.

Dr. Fullerton’s work focuses on the ethical and social implications of genomic research and its equitable and safe translation for clinical and public health benefit. She serves as the ELSI lead for the Clinical Sequencing Evidence-Generating Research (CSER2) Consortium coordinating center, co-chairs the TOPMed Consortium ELSI Committee, and chairs the Bioethics Advisory Board of the Kaiser Permanente national Research Bank. She contributes to a range of empirical projects focused on clinical genomics translation and precision medicine approaches to the treatment and prevention of cancer and kidney disease in diverse patient populations.

Research Interests

Research ethics questions in human genetics and genomics, with a particular emphasis on the role of genomics in the interrogation and address of ethnic health disparities