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Elizabeth Yuko, Ph.D.

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

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Center for Ethics Education
Fordham University
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Bronx, NY 10458
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Jennifer Owens, M.A.
Tel.: 718-817-0926


Dr. Elizabeth Yuko, an internationally experienced bioethicist and communications strategist, is the Program Administrator for the Fordham University Center for Ethics Education HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute, and the founding and senior 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. She has worked in both academia and communications/media for more than a decade, performing a wide range of tasks including academic and legal writing and research; operating, contributing to and editing both academic and general-audience publications and blogs; and working as a newspaper reporter and communications strategist in the U.S. and abroad. Her primary research interests include sexual health and reproductive ethics, human enhancement, and research ethics.


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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