Katherine Drabiak

Assistant Professor of Bioethics and Genomics, University of South Florida

Katherine Drabiak, JD, is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida College of Public Health and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Health Policy & Management and the Department of Global Health. Drabiak’s teaching and research focuses in health law examining the ethical, legal, and social issues surrounding genomics and the regulation emerging technology in healthcare. Drabiak has authored numerous law review articles and her scholarship has appeared in a variety of other journals including the American Journal of Bioethics and the Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics. She has experience consulting in both research ethics and clinical ethics to develop guidance policies and best practices. She is currently a member of Florida Hospital’s Medical Ethics Committee and has worked with the Indiana Biobank, the Indiana State Department of Health Newborn Screening Program, and the Indiana State Medical Association. She is particularly interested in how emerging medical research and technology shapes the practice of medicine and developing standards for adapting legal and ethical best practices.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor, University of South Florida


  • 2008 
    Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis, JD