San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Dr. Lyerly is an obstetrician/gynecologist and bioethicist who studies ethically complex clinical and policy issues in women’s reproductive health. She is author of A Good Birth, aimed at describing what constitutes a “good birth” from the perspectives of birthing women themselves. She co-founded the Obstetrics and Gynecology Risk Research Group, which conducts research on how risk is assessed and managed in the context of pregnancy. She also 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 study to address the ethics of HIV research and pregnancy, and co-PI on a Wellcome Trust-funded project to address the ethics of research involving pregnant women in the context of Zika and other public health emergencies.