Ellen Wright Clayton

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Ellen Wright Clayton, M.D., J.D. was the chair to the Institute of Medicine committee assembled to examine Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and contributed her expertise to the February 2015, Institute of Medicine report, Beyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Redefining an Illness.

The following biographical sketch is from Appendix E of the Institute of Medicine report, Beyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Redefining an Illness. [1]

"Ellen Wright Clayton, M.D., J.D. (Chair) is an internationally respected leader in the field of law and genetics who holds appointments in both the law and medical schools at Vanderbilt University, where she also co-founded the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society. She has published 2 books and more than 100 scholarly articles and chapters in medical journals, interdisciplinary journals, and law journals on the intersection of law, medicine, and public health. In addition, she has collaborated with faculty and students throughout Vanderbilt and in many institutions around the country and the world on interdisciplinary research projects and has helped to develop policy statements for numerous national and international organizations. An active participant in policy debates, she has advised the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as well as other federal and international bodies on an array of topics ranging from children’s health to the ethical conduct of research involving human subjects. Professor Clayton has worked on a number of projects for the Institute of Medicine (IOM), five of which she has chaired or co-chaired, and she is currently a member of the IOM Council. She is an elected fellow of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science."[2]

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M.D. from Harvard University

J.D. from Yale University

M.S. from Stanford University

B.S. from Duke University

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