Louiza Kalokairinou

Louiza Kalokairinou, PhD

louiza.kalokairinou@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Postdoctoral Fellow, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine

Louiza Kalokairinou, PhD is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy in the Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Kalokairinou is researching the ethical, legal, and social aspects of direct-to-consumer health technology and of therapies provided outside the mainstream health care system. In her work, she employs sociological methods and legal frameworks, being particularly interested in the intersection of policy, law and emerging technologies. From 2016 through 2019, she worked as a Policy Officer in the Research Ethics and Integrity Sector of the European Commission (Directorate General for Research and Innovation), where she was involved in the development of research ethics policies and the coordination of the ethics evaluation of EU funded research projects. She received her PhD in Biomedical Ethics and Law from KU Leuven in 2018. Her dissertation explored the ethical and regulatory challenges of direct-to-consumer genetic testing in the European context.

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