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Julia Etkin

Postgraduate Associate

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Julia Etkin


Julia S. Etkin is a Postgraduate-Predoctoral Associate at Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) working on the Yale Collaboration for Regulatory Rigor, Integrity, and Transparency (CRRIT) as well as the Yale-Mayo Clinic Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (CERSI) and the Yale Open Data Access (YODA) Project. Additionally, Julia is part of the Bioethics Lab in the Program for Biomedical Ethics at Yale School of Medicine, where she conducts ethical analysis, research methodologies, and critical inquiry to advance the understanding of ethical principles in biomedical sciences and regulatory research on projects investigating the implications of pharmaceutical regulation, clinical trial research, and emerging biotechnologies to inform complex ethical arguments in the decision-making process.

Julia is a Master of Science in Bioethics (MBE) student at Harvard Medical School. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Union College in Schenectady, NY, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Science, Medicine, and Technology in Culture with Political Science and Law & Humanities. Prior to joining CORE, CRRIT, CERSI, YODA, and the Bioethics Lab, Julia excelled in the biotech startup field as well as in legal practice as a law clerk, using her strength in civil litigation toward class action lawsuits.

Julia's primary interests involve bioethics, structural barriers to innovation in drug development, clinical and community advocacy, health policy reform, and public health mitigation measures, as she is passionate about solving medical disparities with socio-ethical values for unique medical treatment and global health systems regulation.

Education & Training

  • MBE
    Harvard Medical School, Bioethics
  • BA
    Union College, Science, Medicine, and Technology in Culture with Political Science and Law & Humanities (2023)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society Pi Sigma Alpha 2022
Robert J. Moser Experiential Learning Award in Political Engagement, Business, and HealthcareUnion College 2021

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