Jeffrey R. Botkin, MD, MPH

Research Interests

  • Medical Ethics
  • Genetics
  • Neonatal Screening


  • English

Academic Information

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

Board Certification

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

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

Jeffrey Botkin is a Professor of Pediatrics and an Adjunct Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Utah. He is a graduate of Princeton University and received an MD from the University of Pittsburgh, residency training at the University of Colorado and an MPH from Johns Hopkins University. He is the past Chief of the Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities and serves as the Associate Vice President for Research Integrity with oversight responsibilities for the IRB and human subjects protection program at the University. He has received consistent NIH funding for research on the ethical, legal, and social implications of genetic technologies with a particular emphasis on research ethics, biobanking, newborn screening, and prenatal diagnosis. He is the Principal Investigator for the NIH funded University of Utah Center of Excellence for Ethical, Legal and Social implications of human genetics. Dr. Botkin is a member of the National Advisory Council for the National Human Genome Research Institute and a member of the NIH Council of Councils. He is the recent Chair of the DHHS Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections and a former member of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Heritable Diseases in Newborns. He serves on the FDA Pediatric Ethics Subcommittee and chairs the NIH’s Embryonic Stem Cell Eligibility Working Group. Dr. Botkin chaired the consensus committee for the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s for its 2018 report on the Return of Individual Research Results. He is an elected member 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
Residency University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center
Internship University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center
Professional Medical University of Pittsburgh
Undergraduate Princeton University