Dr. Miner is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Humanities and Bioethics. She received her doctorate in Sociology at McGill University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health. At UAMS and ACH, she will help to bolster the existing research ethics consultation service, contribute to the clinical ethics service, and conduct empirical research on ethical and social issues surrounding emerging technologies and disease. As a sociologist-bioethicist, she is attuned to how social factors like gender and race impact patients’ and participants’ experiences of clinical care and research. She is especially interested in using qualitative and quantitative methodologies to identify and study ethical issues in reproductive and pediatric clinical care and research, and to propose ethical solutions that are sensitive to the sociocultural context of the patient/participant and the needs of the clinical/research team.