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Colin Halverson, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

HITS 3100
Indianapolis, IN
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Key Publications

Biobank participation and returning research results: perspectives from a deliberative engagement in South Side Chicago

Patients' views on incidental findings from clinical exome sequencing

Incidental findings of therapeutic misconception in biobank-based research

Attitudes of African-American parents about biobank participation and return of results for themselves and their children

Engaging African-Americans about biobanks and the return of research results

Was it worth it? Patients' perspectives on the perceived value of genomic-based individualized medicine

Living kidney donors who develop kidney failure: excerpts of their thoughts

A systematic literature review of individuals' perspectives on privacy and genetic information in the United States

How do patients describe their disabilities? A coding system for categorizing patients' descriptions

Standards and legacies: Pragmatic constraints on a uniform gene nomenclature



Biosociality: Where Diagnosis Intersects with Community

“Individualized: an ethnography of translation in a genomics clinic”

Translating Medicine Part III: Interview with Colin Halverson


Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Education
    2017 PhD University of Chicago
    2010 MA University of Chicago
    2009 BA St. Olaf College
  • Research

    bioethics, linguistics and linguistic anthropology, medical anthropology, history and philosophy of science


    medical genetics, cancer genetics, rare and undiagnosed disease, return of genetic test results, communication of risk and uncertainty, reclassification of variants, Drosophila and homology, genetic nomenclatures and harmonization, grammar, patient education, plain language

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