Aaron D. Levine

School of Public Policy
Associate Professor
Statement of Expertise
Expert in biomedical research policy.

I became interested in bioethics and science policy while working on the human genome project and witnessing the ethical and policy issues that effort raised. I believe addressing societal issues associated with emerging biomedical technologies is critical for biomedical advances to reach their full potential.

Areas of Expertise

  • Assisted Reproduction Ethics and Policy
  • Research Ethics
  • Stem Cell Research Ethics and Policy
  • STEM education


Levine works at the intersection of ethics, policy, and biomedical research. He examines the development and oversight of contentious areas of biomedical research and health care such as stem cell treatments, assisted reproductive technology, fetal tissue research and CRISPR, among others.

The author of Cloning: A Beginner’s Guide, Levine is a guest researcher at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and also co-director for engineering workforce development for the NSF Engineering Research Center for Cell Manufacturing (CMaT), where he helps guide efforts to produce a diverse, well-trained workforce for the biomanufacturing industry.

Levine, whose undergraduate and master’s degrees are in biological sciences, can comment on stories involving research ethics and ethical and public policy considerations surrounding stem cell therapies, assisted reproduction and other biomedical advances. He also can respond to STEM workforce education and development stories.