Anne Lyerly, MD, MA

Lyerly, Annie 2014 120Anne Drapkin Lyerly, MD, MA is the Associate Director of the Center for Bioethics and Associate Professor of Social Medicine at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is an obstetrician/gynecologist with a background in bioethics, having completed the Greenwall Fellowship and Faculty Scholars Programs in bioethics and health policy. Her work addresses a range of ethically complex clinical and policy issues in women’s reproductive health. She is co-founder of the Second Wave Initiative, an effort to ensure that the health interests of pregnant women are fairly represented in biomedical research and drug and device policies, and is PI on the NIH-funded PHASES study to analyze ethics, law and policy around HIV research during pregnancy. She was the 2007-2009 Chair of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Committee on Ethics, and currently serves on a number of national committees, including the March of Dimes National Bioethics Committee. She recently published her first book, A Good Birth, with the Penguin Group – exploring the notion of a “good birth” based on a large study of diverse childbearing women.