Biography

140811BR050-1-680x1024Jennifer Singh is Assistant Professor in the School of History and Sociology. She has a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and specializes in medical sociology and science and technology studies. She investigates the social, cultural, and political intersections of genetics, health, and society and draws on her experiences of working in the biotechnology industry as a molecular biologist at Genentech, Inc. and as a public health researcher at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in the Office of Public Health Genomics.

Professor Singh received her B.S. in Biological Sciences from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. After working for eight years in the biotechnology industry, she earned a Master of Public Health from the Institute for Public Health Genetics at the University of Washington, School of Public Health. In addition to core foundations in epidemiology, biostatistics, and health services, this program examined the ethical, legal, and social implications of integrating genetics into public health. While earning her doctorate in Sociology at UCSF, she worked at the Center for Integration of Research on Genetics and Ethics at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics. Here she investigated the social and ethical implication of genetics research on autism and neurological difference.

Jennifer Singh was born and raised in California and has transplanted to Atlanta’s Grant Park Neighborhood with her husband and son.