Nanibaa' A. Garrison, PhD

Nanibaa' A. Garrison, PhD


Academic Title: Assistant Professor, Division of Bioethics; Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research


  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science Leadership Institute SACNAS and the American Association for the Advancement of Science 2012
    12th Annual Anne Ninham Medicine Mentorship Award The American Indian Staff Forum, Stanford University 2009
  • Manuscripts in Refereed Journals

    • Smith ME, Sanderson SC, Brothers KB, Myers MF, McCormick J, Aufox S, Shrubsole MJ, Garrison NA, Mercaldo ND, Schildcrout JS, Clayton EW, Antommaria AH, Basford M, Brilliant M, Connolly JJ, Fullerton SM, Horowitz CR, Jarvik GP, Kaufman D, Kitchner T, Li R, Ludman EJ, McCarty C, McManus V, Stallings S, Williams JL, Holm IA
      Conducting a large, multi-site survey about patients' views on broad consent: challenges and solutions
      27881091 BMC medical research methodology, 2016 Nov. 24 : 16(1)162 PMCID:PMC5122167
    • Milner LC, Garrison NA, Cho MK, Altman RB, Hudgins L, Galli SJ, Lowe HJ, Schrijver I, Magnus DC
      Genomics in the Clinic: Ethical and policy challenges in clinical next-generation sequencing programs at early adopter institutions
      Personalized Medicine, 2015 : 12(3)269-282
    • Garrison NA
      Considerations for returning research results to culturally diverse participants and families of decedents
      26479567 Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, 2015 : 43(4)569-575
    • Garrison NA, Sathe NA, Antommaria AH, Holm IA, Sanderson SC, Smith ME, McPheeters M, Clayton EW
      A Systematic Literature Review of Individuals’ Perspectives on Broad Consent and Data Sharing in the United States
      26583683 Genetics in Medicine, 2015
    • Jarvik GP, Amendola LM, Berg JS, Brothers K, Clayton EW, Chung W, Evans BJ, Evans JP, Fullerton SM, Gallego CJ, Garrison NA, Gray SW, Holm IA, Kullo IJ, Lehmann LS, McCarty C, Prows CA, Rehm HL, Sharp RR, Salama J, Sanderson S, Van Driest SL, Williams MS, Wolf SM, Wolf WA, eMERGE ROR Committee and CERC Committee, CSER Act-ROR Working Group, Burke W
      Return of Genomic Results to Research Participants: the floor, the ceiling, and choices in-between
      24814192 The American Journal of Human Genetics, 2014 : 94(6)818-826
    • Garrison NA
      Genomic Justice for Indigenous Americans: Impact of the Havasupai Case on Genetic Research
      Science, Technology and Human Values, 2013 : 38(2)201-223
    • Ikinciogullari A, Tekin M, Dogu F, Reisli I, Tanir G, Yi Z, Garrison N, Brilliant MH, Babacan E
      Meningococccal meningitis and complement component 6 deficiency associated with oculocutaneous albinism
      15565285 European journal of pediatrics, 2005 March : 164(3)177-9

    Other Publications

    • Bardill JD, Garrison NA
      Naming Indigenous Concerns, Framing Considerations for Stored Biospecimens
      American Journal of Bioethics, 2015 : 15(9)73-75
    • Fanning JB, Garrison NA, Churchill LR
      Beyond the Recommendation: Discerning Achievable Goals in Clinical Ethics Consultation
      American Journal of Bioethics, 2015 : 15(1)42-44
    • James R, Tsosie R, Sahota P, Parker M, Dillard D, Sylvester I, Lewis J, Klejka J, Muzquiz L, Olsen P, Whitener R, Burke W, Kiana Group
      Exploring pathways to trust: a tribal perspective on data sharing
      24830328 Genetics in Medicine, 2014 Nov. : 16(11)820-6 PMCID:PMC4224626
    • Garrison NA, Non AL
      Direct-To-Consumer Genomics Companies Should Provide Guidance to Their Customers on (Not) Sharing Personal Genomic Information
      American Journal of Bioethics, 2014 : 14(11)55-57
    • Garrison NA, Rohlfs RV, Fullerton SM
      Forensic familial searching: scientific and social implications
      Nature Reviews Genetics, 2013 : 14(7)445
    • Milner LC, Liu EY, Garrison NA
      Relationships Matter: Ethical considerations for returning results to family members of deceased subjects
      American Journal of Bioethics, 2013 : 13(10)66-67
    • Garrison, NA
      Cases of How Tribes are Relating to Genetics Research
      In P. Sahota (Ed.). American Indian and Alaska Native Genetics Resource Center: Web-Based Resource Guide, 2012
    • Garrison NA, Magnus D
      The instrumental role of hospital ethics committees in policy work
      American Journal of Bioethics, 2012 : 12(11)1-2

  • Presentations Title Event Location Date
    "Evolving Consent: Insights from the Havasupai Case in the Age of Broad Consent and Data Sharing." Specimen Science: Ethics and Policy Implications Harvard Law School, Boston, MA 2015
    "Listening to Communities: Genetic Exceptionalism and Public Perceptions." Genomics and Ethics in Research and Medical Decision-Making Cincinnati, OH 2015
  • Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
    Perspectives and Attitudes on Genetic Research in the Navajo Nation Seattle Children's Center for Clinical and Translational Research Pediatric Pilot Fund Program Oct. 2017 - Sept. 2018
    Genomics and Native Communities: Perspectives, Ethics, and Engagement K01 ELSI Program (NHGRI) March 2016 - Jan. 2021


Research Description

Dr. Garrison career has combined genetics with a desire to be involved in studies of health conditions prevalent in American Indian communities, such as type 2 diabetes. Dr. Garrison has submitted a 5-year K01 grant application, ?Genomics and Native Communities: Perspective, Ethics and Engagement.? She will be interviewing Native American tribal leaders, researchers and policymakers to identify issues and barriers to American Indian participation in genetics research. Dr. Garrison will share her findings with the National Congress of American Indians, a board that represents the interests of many tribes. Its Policy Research Center helps set and influence policy at both the federal level and at the tribal level. This project will be in collaboration with mentors Drs. Wylie Burke and Deb Bowen, both at the University of Washington Department of Bioethics and Humanities, and Dr. Ellen Wright Clayton at Vanderbilt.