Advisory Board

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Francine Coeytaux
Francine Coeytaux, MPH, is a public health specialist known for her work on comprehensive reproductive health services, abortion, and new reproductive technologies. She helped found the Pacific Institute for Women’s Health, the Reproductive Health Technologies Project, and the Pro-Choice Alliance for Responsible Research. She has consulted for many organizations including the World Health Organization, International Planned Parenthood Federation, the World Bank, and the Compton Foundation. She has also served on the boards of several public interest organizations and on the State of California's Advisory Committee on Human Cloning. She is the recipient of the 2010 Felicia Stewart Award for Lifetime Achievement in Emergency Contraception, the 2011 Carl S. Shultz Award for Lifetime Achievement, and the 2013 Ruth Roemer Social Justice Leadership Award. She is currently Co-Founder and Co-Director of Plan C and Chair of the CGS Advisory Board.

Dorothea Roberts

Dorothy E. Roberts, JD, is George A. Weiss University Professor; Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights; and Professor, Departments of Africana Studies and Sociology and Penn Law, University of Pennsylvania. An internationally recognized scholar, public intellectual, and social justice advocate, she has written and lectured extensively on the interplay of gender, race, and class in legal issues and has been a leader in transforming public thinking and policy on reproductive health, child welfare, and bioethics. She is the author of several acclaimed books, including Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century (The New Press, 2012). Her forthcoming book is Torn Apart: How the Child Welfare System Destroys Black Families--and How Abolition Can Build a Safer World (Basic Books, 2022). She serves on the boards of the Black Women’s Health Imperative, the National Coalition for Child Protection Reform, and the Center for Genetics and Society, as well as on the Standards Working Group of the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine.

Alexandra Minna Stern

Alexandra Minna Stern, PhD, is Carroll Smith-Rosenberg Collegiate Professor of American Culture, University of Michigan, Departments of History, Women's Studies, and Obstetrics and Gynecology; and Founder and Co-Director, Sterilization and Social Justice Lab. Her research has focused on the history of eugenics, genetics, society, and justice in the United States and Latin America. She has also written about the history of public health, infectious diseases, and tropical medicine. Through these topics, she has explored the dynamics of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, disability, social difference, and reproductive politics. She is the author of Eugenic Nation: Faults and Frontiers of Better Breeding in Modern America (University of California Press, second edition 2015) and Telling Genes: The Story of Genetic Counseling in America (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012).

David Winickoff
David Winickoff, JD, is Associate Professor in Bioethics and Society in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the University of California, Berkeley. He is Director of the Berkeley Program in Science & Technology Studies and serves on the Governing Council of the Science and Democracy Network. He previously taught at the Kennedy School of Public Policy at Harvard University. His work analyzes the role of science and expertise in environmental law and politics, and explores biotechnology and medicine from an ethical, legal and social perspective, focusing on questions of biological resources, property rights, and the commons; the role of expert communities in governing institutions; the politics of risk assessment; food safety standards; climate change and geoengineering. Currently he serves as Senior Policy Analyst at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris where he leads the Working Party on Biotechnology, Nanotechnology and Converging Technologies.