The former program director at WBP, Sue Trinidad currently serves as a member of the West Coast Advisory Board
and a contributor to the WBP Bioethics Bookclub
. She is a research scientist in the Department of Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Washington School of Medicine, where she does qualitative work on the ethics of genetic research; patient-physician communication; and community-based participatory research methods.
Prior to that, she spent 8 years in the healthcare industry, managing product development and design for companies specializing in telephone nurse triage, education, and behavior-change counseling services for patients with chronic illnesses. Other past experience includes teaching introductory bioethics courses at Seattle University and Belllevue College; technical writing and project management for a variety of health-related federal agencies, including the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, the Office of the Surgeon General, and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research; and many years as a rowing coach. She holds an MA in medical ethics.