KIE research associate presents work on pregnant women in clinical trials

Marisha Wickremsinhe, KIE Research Associate, presented at the Gender Justice Initiative’s Second Annual Faculty Research Colloquium October 13. The event brings together faculty and other scholars working on gender justice across Georgetown, including on its Main Campus, the Medical Center, and the Law Center. The event began in 2015 in an effort to promote community engagement and policy development on issues in gender, racial, and economic justice.

Wickremsinhe was a member of a four-person panel titled “Reality and Representation of the Racialized Gendered Body.” Wickremsinhe discussed research in pregnancy, including the ethics of risk/benefit tradeoffs between woman, fetus, and future child. This research stems from her work with Maggie Little on two multi-year grants funded by the NIH and Wellcome Trust developing ethics guidance on how clinical research can address health needs in pregnancy.