Shelly Simana’s research focuses on the nexus between bioethics and law, as well as health law. It explores issues at the frontier of scientific developments and how the law treats them. Specifically, her research centers around questions stemming from genetic, reproductive technologies, and biotechnology. Shelly’s work has been published or is forthcoming in the UC Irvine Law Review, Yale Journal of Law & Technology, Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Journal of Law and the Biosciences, and the Current Stem Cell Reports.
Previously, Shelly served as a visiting scholar in the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a research associate in the Program on Science, Technology, and Society (STS) at Harvard Kennedy School of Government.