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Dr. Elizabeth Yuko

Elizabeth Yuko, Ph.D. LL.M.
Program Administrator, Fordham HIV Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute;  Senior Editor, Ethics and Society Blog

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Center for Ethics Education
Fordham University
441 E. Fordham Road, Dealy Hall
Bronx, NY 10458
Tel.: 718-817-0927 |  Email:

Center Administrative Assistant:
Jennifer Owens, M.A.
Tel.: 718-817-0926


Elizabeth Yuko is a bioethicist at the Fordham University Center for Ethics Education, the  Program Administrator for the HIV Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute, and the founding and managing editor of the Ethics & Society blog. She earned a Ph.D. in bioethics at Dublin City University (Ireland) in 2012, as well as an LL.M. in migration law, and an M.A. in international security and conflict studies from Dublin City University in 2009 and 2007, respectively. Dr. Yuko has published on bioethics regulations in Ireland and Europe and issues of consent and residual biological materials. Her primary research interests include reproductive ethics (particularly assisted reproduction techniques and artificial wombs), and the ethics of human enhancement.


Yuko, E., McAuley, A., & Gordijn, B. (2011). Ireland and the United Kingdom’s Approaches to Regulation of Research Involving Human Tissue. In Biobanks and Tissue Research (pp. 165-183). Springer Netherlands.

Yuko, E. and Gordijn, B. (2011). The Transfer, Storage and Procurement of Human Cells and Tissues. In The Ethical and Legal Regulation of Human Tissue and Biobank Research in Europe:  Proceedings of the Tiss. EU Project. Universitätsverlag Göttingen.

Gefenas, E., Dranseika, V., Serepkaite, J., Cekanauskaite, A., Caenazzo, L., Gordijn, B., ... & Yuko, E. (2012). Turning residual human biological materials into research collections: playing with consent. Journal of Medical Ethics, 38 (6), 351-355.

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