Lisa C. Ikemoto  

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Lisa C. Ikemoto, Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Law, University of California-Davis School of Law.  She is Interim Director of the UC Davis Ethics Commons, and a faculty affiliate of the Center for Science Innovation Studies, the Feminist Research Institute, the Health Sciences Bioethics Program, and the Religious Studies Department at UC Davis.  She also serves as a Research Fellow at the Center for Genetics and Society. Lisa Ikemoto is a legal scholar whose work is grounded in her community commitments. Her primary research areas include bioethics, reproductive justice, and health care inequality.

She uses critical race feminism and interdisciplinary approaches to surface the ways in which race, sexual orientation, gender identity, and immigration status shape technology use and health care delivery. She has written about court-ordered cesareans, involuntary sterilization, effects of Catholic – non-Catholic hospital mergers on reproductive health care, race and gender disparities in health care, the impact of the Affordable Care Act’s exclusion of abortion coverage on women of color, assisted reproductive technology use, reproductive travel, CRISPR genetic modification technology, and emerging markets in human cells and tissues.  


lisa c. ikemoto at o&b