Assistant Professor
Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US


PhD from Rice University
MA from Rice University
BA from Clark University

Professional Interests

  • Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues (ELSI) in genomics
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Clinical Integration of Genomic Sequencing
  • Newborn Genomics
  • Biobanking
  • Ethnographic Methods
  • Anthropology of Science & Technology
  • Qualitative Research Methods

Professional Statement

Dr. Pereira is an assistant professor in the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy. Her current research focuses on social and ethical issues in genomics, with particular emphasis on the impact of integrating genomics into the clinical care of different populations, including newborns, healthy adults, and military personnel. Additional research interests include issues related to banking, sharing, and research use of human biospecimens. She received her BA in psychology from Clark University, summa cum laude, and her PhD in anthropology with a focus on medical anthropology and anthropology of science from Rice University.

Selected Publications