Valerie Bonham

Valerie Bonham, J.D., is a Senior Attorney in the NIH Branch of the DHHS Office of the General Counsel, where she advises on various matters, including human subjects protection; privacy, confidentiality, and HIPAA; data sharing; information and data quality; stem cell research; public-private partnerships; and oversight. She is the NIH Branch coordinating attorney for human subjects protection, privacy and clinical issues. From 2010 to 2102, Val served as the first Executive Director of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, an independent committee of the nation’s leaders in medicine, science, ethics, religion law, and engineering appointed by President Obama to advise on bioethical issues. Val speaks frequently on issues of human subjects protection, ethics, and legal risks in clinical and biomedical research. In 2014-2015 she is participating in the DHHS competitive SES Candidate Development Program. As part of that work she led development of the NIH Office of Intramural Research (OIR)’s Human Data Sharing Policy.

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