Anya Prince

Professor of Law
Member, University of Iowa Genetics Cluster

Professor Prince’s teaching and research interests explore the ethical, legal, and social implications of genomic testing, with particular focus on genetic discrimination and privacy rights, use of big data and algorithms, and insurance coverage of genetic technologies and interventions.

Professor Prince is a former Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law, where she taught New Genetics: Ethical, Legal and Policy Issues and Employment Law. She has published a variety of articles in legal, bioethics, and medical journals, including North Carolina Law, Iowa Law Review, JAMA, the American Journal of Bioethics, Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics, and Genetics in Medicine. She has presented and been an invited speaker at conferences across the country.

In 2015, she was awarded a five-year Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) from the National Human Genome Research Institute to examine the use of genetic information by life, long-term care, and disability insurers. In addition to this grant, Professor Prince is an investigator or consultant on and three other NIH funded projects. She is also a Section Officer for the AALS Insurance Law Section.

Before joining the legal academy, Professor Prince 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 as well as an intern on the UNC Hospital Ethics Committee.  In 2015, she received the UNC’s Postdoctoral Award for Research Excellence and received additional funding from the Skadden Foundation for her work on the hospital ethics committee.  In addition to her research role, 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
  • Genetics Law
  • Insurance Law

Awards and Honors: 

  • Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) (2015-2020)
  • Saint Louis University/American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics 2020 Health Law Scholar
Anya Prince (3)
BA, University of California, Los Angeles (Cum Laude) , MPP & JD, Georgetown University