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Curtis Coughlin

Curtis Coughlin

Associate Professor, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Curtis Coughlin II is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. He trained as a genetic counselor at Arcadia University and spent the majority of his clinical career working in a metabolic disease specialty clinic. His clinical experience greatly influenced his research lab's approach, which is committed to partnering with families, clinicians, and scientists to ensure scientific advances are relevant and patient centered. Dr. Coughlin trained as a bioethicist at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a certified Healthcare Ethics Consultant (HEC-C) and is a member of the clinical ethics faculty at the Children's Hospital Colorado. He is an ELSI genomics researcher focused on equitable access to genomic information and supporting individual decision-making. He was a member of the ClinGen Consent & Disclosure Recommendation (CADRe) workgroup and serves as an ethics investigator on several precision medicine and population genomics-based research studies. Dr. Coughlin completed his doctoral training with Distinguished Professor Stephen Goodman at the University of Colorado and his work as a Ph.D candidate was focused on the impact of genetic variation on biochemical and disease phenotypes. His research laboratory is interested in the role of altercated metabolism in health and disease. The long term goal of the Coughlin lab is to leverage the understanding of biochemistry to improve the diagnosis and treatment of genetic diseases. Overall, Dr. Coughlin's aim is to improve the lives of children through his work as a genetic counselor, pediatric bioethicist, and as translational researcher.