Our Team

Ed Goldman Ed Goldman is an attorney and Associate Professor. For 31 years he ran the Health System legal office. In 2009 he moved into the ObGyn Department to create a program in sexual rights and reproductive justice. He is interested in the intersection between law and medicine. He has teaching appointments in the School of Public Health where he has a class on human subjects research, in the Women's Studies Department where he teaches a senior level class on reproductive justice and in the ObGyn Department where he teaches various topics in law and medicine. He has published on sterilization of developmentally disabled minors, reaching agreement on maternity care and topics in newborn screening and embryonic stem cells in research. He is on an NIH funded committee to study use of dried blood spots from newborn screening in research, a national cancer panel working to create more readable research consent forms and a State of Michigan panel to look at Hepatis B management in Michigan. He is Chair of the State of Michigan Certificate of Need Commission and President of the Michigan BioTrust for research.
Alexandra Minna Stern Alexandra Minna Stern, Ph.D. is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Culture, and History. She has published extensively on the history of reproduction, gender, sexuality, race, and health. Her most recent book is Telling Genes: The Story of Genetic Counseling in Modern America (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012) which explores the development of genetic counseling from the eugenics movement of the early twentieth century to the current era of human genomics.  Her earlier book Eugenic Nation: Faults and Frontiers of Better Breeding in Modern America (University of California Press, 2005) explores the history of eugenics in the American West and won the American Public Health Associations’ Arthur Viseltear Award for outstanding scholarship on the history of public health.