Katherine Drabiak, JD, joined the University of South Florida College of Public Health in 2015 and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Health Policy & Management and the Department of Global Health. Prior to her appointment, she worked in graduate academia at the Indiana University School of Medicine in the Center for Bioethics, where she resided on faculty and subsequently served as a consultant. Her research has covered a variety of issues in health law, bioethics, and genomics. Drabiak has authored numerous law review articles and her scholarship has appeared in a variety of other journals including the American Journal of Bioethics and the Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics.
She has experience consulting in both research ethics and clinical ethics to develop guidance policies and best practices for unsettled questions in law, medicine, and ethics. Her consultation experience includes contributing to the Indiana Biobank, collaborating with the Indiana State Department of Health Newborn Screening Program, and working with the Indiana State Medical Association. She is particularly interested in how emerging medical research and technology shapes the practice of medicine and developing standards for adapting legal and ethical best practices.