Erin Rothwell, PhD

Research Interests

  • Bioethics
  • Ethics, Research
  • Genetic Screening
  • Genetics, Population
  • Focus Groups
  • Public Health
  • Qualitative Research


  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Internal Medicine - Adjunct Associate Professor, Nursing - Associate Professor
  • Divisions: Health Systems and Community-Based Care, Medical Ethics
  • Cancer Center Programs: Cancer Control & Population Sciences

Academic Office Information

  • 801-230-8456
  • Emma Eccles Jones Research Building
    15 North Medical Drive East
    Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Academic Bio

Erin Rothwell is an Associate Professor-Research in the Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities and College of Nursing at the University of Utah. She is a social scientist with a clinical background in recreation therapy. She is a is a faculty member within the Graduate Program for Genetic Counseling and completed a fellowship in Bioethics from the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Rothwell's program of research focuses on the ethical, social, and legal implications of genetic and technological advancements on individuals and families specifically within newborn screening, prenatal testing and biobanking. She has extensive experience on qualitative approaches to further understand and advance this research agenda.

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Medical College of Wisconsin
Doctoral Training University of Utah
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism