Jeffrey R. Botkin, M.D., M.P.H.

Chief, Medical Ethics

Research Interests

  • Genetics
  • Neonatal Screening
  • Medical Ethics

Languages

  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Human Genetics - Adjunct Professor, Internal Medicine - Adjunct Professor, Pediatrics - Professor
  • Divisions: Medical Ethics, Pediatric Ethics

Board Certification

  • National Board of Medical Examiners
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)

Academic Office Information

  • (801) 581-7170
  • Research Administration Building
    Associate Vice President for Research
    75 S 2000 E, Room: 108
    Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Academic Bio

Jeff Botkin is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah and an Adjunct Professor of Human Genetics. He is Chief of the Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities in the Department of Internal Medicine. He obtained his BA from Princeton University, MD from the University of Pittsburgh, and MPH from Johns Hopkins. Dr. Botkin is the Associate Vice President for Research Integrity at the University of Utah with oversight responsibilities for the IRB, conflict of interest, responsible conduct of research, biosafety, and research ethics education. His research and publications are focused on the ethical, legal, and social implications of genetic technology with a particular emphasis on research ethics, genetic testing for cancer susceptibility, newborn screening, and prenatal diagnosis. Dr. Botkin formerly was Chair of the Committee on Bioethics for the American Academy of Pediatrics and a former member of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections at DHHS. Dr. Botkin is currently a member of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Heritable Diseases in Newborns and Children. He Chairs the NIH’s Embryonic Stem Cell Working Group and is a member of the FDA’s Pediatric Ethics Advisory Committee. Dr. Botkin is an elected fellow of the Hastings Center.

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health
Law, Ethics, & Health
Academic Fellow
Graduate Training Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Public Health
M.P.H.
Residency University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center
Pediatrics
Resident
Internship University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center
Pediatrics
Intern
Professional Medical University of Pittsburgh
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate Princeton University
Biology
A.B.