Stephanie Solomon is assistant professor of Health Care Ethics at the Albert Gnaegi Center for Healthcare Ethics at Saint Louis University with a secondary appointment at the Center for Clinical Research Ethics at Washington University's Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. She holds a PhD in philosophy from Emory University with a thesis that focused on the social and feminist epistemology of science. From 2008-2010 she was a postdoctoral fellow at University of Michigan's CTSA-funded Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research where she worked in the Research and Integrity Core.
Dr. Solomon's areas of expertise include Institutional Review Board policy, research ethics with vulnerable populations, and collaborative health research methodologies involving community partners. She has done extensive theoretical and practical work on research ethics and community-engaged research, especially in the areas of biobanking consent and policy. She has published and presented on the importance and role of the public in scientific and medical decision-making, including as lay members on IRBs and members of Community Advisory Boards. She has facilitated several community focus groups in deliberative democracy workshops and sat on multiple Community Advisory Boards. Her most recent work has been to develop a research ethics training for community partners in research that translates IRB requirements into a language and cases that are more appropriate for research done by community partners in community settings.
May 2010 "The Views and Experiences of Community members on IRBs and CABs: Preliminary Findings" University of Michigan Bioethics Research Colloquium April 2010 "Designing human subjects protection training for community partners engaged in Research: Challenges and Lessons" JERHRE/CCPH/UT Center for Public Policy Community-Based Participatory Research Workshop "Reducing Barriers Between Researchers and Communities", UT Houston.
October 2009 "The Impact of Background and Board composition on Community Member Contributions." ASBH Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.
March 2009 "Epistemic Injustice and Medical Activism: the mixed blessing of lay experts." Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics and Science Studies 3 (FEMMSS) Conference at University of South Carolina.