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Developing stakeholder-engaged ethical guidance for public health wastewater surveillance

James Keck, MD, MPH
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Grant Type Making a Difference
Grant Cycle fall 2021
Duration 18 months
Amount $194,768

Wastewater surveillance looks for disease biomarkers to make inferences about the health of communities. Ethical questions arise regarding ownership of wastewater data, obligations to share findings with surveilled communities, and the use of liberty-limiting public health measures based on wastewater findings. Dr. Keck and his team will interview a diverse group of stakeholders using case studies to understand perceptions of wastewater surveillance and map interview data to the Ethics Framework for Public Health to create pragmatic, stakeholder-informed wastewater surveillance ethical guidance.

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