Faculty Scholars Program

Anne Drapkin Lyerly, MD, MA

Class of 2007
  • Professor of Social Medicine
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Scholar Project

Anne Drapkin Lyerly is a Professor with appointments in the Departments of Social Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Associate Director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. A board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist and bioethicist, Dr. Lyerly studies and writes on ethically complex issues around gender, women’s health, and reproductive medicine. She co-founded the Second Wave Initiative, an effort to ensure that the health interests of women are fairly represented in biomedical research and drug and device policies. She is PI on the NIH-funded PHASES Project addressing the ethics of HIV research and pregnancy, and was co-PI on a Wellcome Trust funded project that addressed the ethics of research and pregnancy in public health emergencies. Dr. Lyerly has served on numerous U.S. national committees, including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Committee on Ethics, which she chaired; the National Institutes of Health Advisory Committee to the Director’s Working Group on Stem Cell Research; and the March of Dimes National Bioethics Committee. Her writing has appeared in publications including JAMA, Science, and The Lancet, as well as the New York Times. She is the author of a book, A Good Birth, published by the Penguin Group/USA.

For more information, visit: https://www.med.unc.edu/socialmed/directory/anne-lyerly/

Individuals' Attitudes Regarding their Own Cryopreserved Embryos: Women's Voices, Women's Health, and Reproductive Health Policy

Grant Cycle: 2003 - 2004

Is this you? Let us know if you need to update any of this information.

BACK TO Faculty Scholars