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Carrie Thiessen

Carrie Thiessen

Carrie Thiessen
Carrie Thiessen graduated from Yale University in 1998, with a B.A. in Latin and History of Medicine. She spent the following year in England as a Rotary Foundation International Ambassadorial Scholar, studying medieval medical history at Oxford University and earning the M.St. in 1999.  Her dissertation integrates quantitative, qualitative, and theoretical work to explore sponsors’ and investigators’ ethical obligations to the community in international clinical research. Other areas of interest include post-trial access to care, priority setting for health research agendas, and comparative health systems.  Carrie is currently a fellow in the Department of Clinical Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health. She worked at the World Medical Association and the World Health Association, and served as a member of IRBs at Yale, Harvard, and the NIH.

Fond of teaching, Carrie was a TF for courses in health policy, history of medicine, medical ethics, health economics, demography, physiology, and histology.  Carrie is the recipient of a 2003 Welfare, Justice, and Economics grant from the Weatherhead Center, a 2004 grant from the Donaghue Initiative in Biomedical and Behavioral Research Ethics, and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.  Currently in her fourth year of the M.D. program at Yale and in her fifth year of the Harvard Ph.D. Program in Health Policy, Carrie intends to integrate clinical care and research throughout her career. Contact: thiessen@fas.harvard.edu