Dr. Michelle Huckaby Lewis is a pediatrician and an attorney with training in bioethics and health services research. She joined the Berman Institute of Bioethics and the Genetics and Public Policy Center in 2010. Her overall goal is to use her interdisciplinary training to inform the debate about the development of policies related to genetics research. Her current research focuses primarily on the retention and use of residual newborn screening blood samples. In addition, she is involved in the development of a website to provide clinical information about specific cystic fibrosis mutations on a publicly available web site.
Dr. Lewis received a B. A. degree in English and History from Stanford University in 1989 before earning her J.D. degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1992. After law school, she worked on Capitol Hill as a Legislative Assistant for Congressman Bob Clement from Tennessee. While working on Capitol Hill, she was appointed to the White Task Force on Health Care Reform during the Clinton Administration. She served on work groups related to Health Insurance Reform and Medical Malpractice Reform. Dr. Lewis then attended Tulane University School of Medicine and received her M.D. degree in 2000. She completed a residency in Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in 2003. She completed the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Johns Hopkins University in 2005 and the Greenwall Fellowship Program in Bioethics and Health Policy at Johns Hopkins University and Georgetown University in 2007.