Anya Prince

Professor of Law
Joseph F. Rosenfield Fellow in Law

Professor Prince’s teaching and research interests explore health and genetic privacy, with a particular focus on genetic discrimination, the health privacy implications of big data, and the ethical, legal, and social implications of genomic testing. Her research particularly explores the intersections of social and biological data by interrogating the ethical and legal implications of how genetic data can be used to predict social traits and behaviors and, conversely, how social data can be used to predict medical information, including reproductive information. Her interdisciplinary work has been published in legal, bioethics, and medical journals, including the Boston College Law Review, North Carolina Law Review, Iowa Law Review, JAMA, the American Journal of Bioethics, Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics, and Genetics in Medicine.

In 2022, she was awarded a four-year R01 grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the ethical, legal, and social implications of sociogenomic polygenic scores. In 2023, she was awarded a Bridging Bioethics, Research & Policymaking grant from the Greenwall Foundation to develop resources regarding state-level genetic privacy legislation. In addition to these grants, Professor Prince is an investigator, consultant, or advisory board member on multiple other NIH-funded projects. She had previously been awarded a Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) from NHGRI to examine the use of genetic information by life, long-term care, and disability insurers.

Professor Prince is a former Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law, where she taught Employment Law and Genetics and the Law. Before joining the legal academy, she served as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the UNC Center for Genomics and Society (CGS) in the Department of Social Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Professor Prince has also worked as a Skadden Fellow and Staff Attorney at the Cancer Legal Resource Center in Los Angeles, California.


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Practice and Teaching: 

  • Ethical, Legal and Policy Issues 
  • Health Law
  • Health Privacy
  • Genetics Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Torts

Awards and Honors: 

  • Bridging Bioethics, Research & Policymaking Greenwall Foundation – PI – 2024
  • Beyond the Medical (R01) – Co-PI – (2022-2026)
  • William T. Barker Distinguished Visiting Professor of Insurance Law, Berkeley Law (Spring 2023)
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) Department of Bioethics, Visiting Scholar (Spring 2023)
  • Shin Research Scholar, International Insurance Society (2021)
  • Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) (2015-2020)
  • Saint Louis University/American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics Health Law Scholar (2020)
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BA, cum laude, University of California, Los Angeles
MPP & JD, cum laude, Georgetown University