Affiliated Faculty

  • Michele Bratcher Goodwin

    Chancellor’s Professor of Law
    Director, Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy
    Bioethics, Constitutional Law, Family Law, Human Rights, Medical Law, Reproductive Rights, Torts

  • Aileen Anderson

    Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Associate Director, Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Center
    Director, Christopher Reeve Foundation Spinal Cord Injury Core Facility
    Spinal Cord Injury, Human CNS Stem Cell Engraftment in the Injured CNS, Mechanisms for Promotion of Neurological Recovery

  • Hillary Berk

    Assistant Professor of Teaching
    Criminology, Law and Society

    Sociology of Law/Law and Society, Gender, Family, Assisted Reproduction and Surrogacy, Law and Emotion, Civil Rights, Dispute Resolution

  • Alejandro Camacho

    Professor of Law
    Director, Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources
    Environmental Law, Natural Resource Law, Land Use Regulation, Regulatory Design, Government Organization

  • Elizabeth Cauffman

    Professor of Psychology & Social Behavior and Education
    Adolescent Development, Mental Health, Juvenile Justice, Legal and Social Policy

  • Brian J. Cummings

    Associate Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Anatomy & Neurobiology
    Associate Director, Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Center
    Derivation and characterization of ES, iPS, and adult neural stem cell lines, interaction between human neural stem cells and the injured CNS, therapeutic use of human neural stem cells using in vitro models and in vivo models of disease

  • Wendy Goldberg

    Professor of Psychology & Social Behavior and Education
    Developmental Psychology, Work and Family, Infant Sleep, Transition to Parenthood

  • Sidney H. Golub

    Research Professor, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, School of Medicine
    Director, Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center
    Science Policy, Stem Cell Policy, Research Ethics, NK Lymphocytes, Cancer Immunotherapy

  • Kaaryn Gustafson

    Professor of Law
    Co-Director, Center on Law, Equality and Race (CLEaR)
    Welfare and Economic Policy, Criminal Law and Procedure, Interdisciplinary Research on Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Socioeconomic Inequality

  • Laura Hyun Yi Kang

    Chair & Associate Professor, Gender and Sexuality Studies
    Associate Professor, Comparative Literature and English
    Feminist and Gender Studies, Feminist Epistemologies and Theories, Political Economies of Globalization, Cultural Studies, Ethnic Studies

  • Leah Litman

    Assistant Professor of Law
    Constitutional & Public Law, Constitutional Law, Federal Courts

  • Elizabeth Loftus

    Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior, Professor of Law
    Eyewitness Testimony, Psychology and Law, Human Memory

  • Andrew Noymer

    Associate Professor, Public Health
    Health and Mortality, Selective Mortality, Multi-Cause Interaction, Demography, Mathematical Sociology

  • Song Richardson

    Professor of Law
    School of Law
    Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Law Enforcement, Psychology and Law

  • Bryan Sykes

    Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law & Society
    Demography, Punishment and Mass Incarceration, Health, Fertility, Research Methods, Statistics, Social Inequality

  • Shauhin Talesh

    Assistant Professor of Law
    Joint appointment in Law, and Criminology, Law & Society, and Sociology
    Insurance Law, Organizations, Consumer Law, Civil Procedure, Law and Organizations, Legal Mobilization

  • Kristin Turney

    Associate Professor of Sociology
    Social Inequality, Child Wellbeing, Population Health, Incarceration and Punishment, Intergenerational Transmission of Disadvantage

    Center Fellows

  • Hon. Lynne Riddle (Ret.)

    Senior Distinguished Fellow

    Lynne Riddle was appointed to the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California in 1988 and served until her retirement in 2002. Before her appointment to the bench, she practiced law in Santa Ana as a sole practitioner. During that time, she developed a special interest in bankruptcy fraud and often served as special counsel to bankruptcy trustees.

    Judge Riddle has remained active in the pursuit of justice. In 2004, she traveled to Oregon to serve as the AFL-CIO's Election Protection Coordinator for four months. Since 2014, she has been involved with the Community Action Fund Board for Planned Parenthood throughout the Orange and San Bernardino counties.

    She started her career in education and taught educational philosophy at various universities, including Syracuse University, California State University, Long Beach, The University of Iowa and Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

    She earned her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings School of Law, her Ed.D. from Syracuse University, and was a post-doctoral scholar in the Department of Philosophy at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

  • Zackory T. Burns

    Senior Research and Center Fellow
    Biotechnology & National Security
    Trans* Initiative (name TBD)

    Dr. Zackory T. Burns is a scientist, scholar and advocate. He has undertaken scientific research on five continents while publishing in two scientific disciplines, and is currently penning law reviews. His scientific work can be found published in Nature Communications, Current Biology, Supportive Care in Cancer, and Thrombosis Research, among others. His current academic interests span the intersection of science and the law, including the environment, biotechnology, health care, and intellectual property. At UCI Law, he is a paid research fellow for Professor Song Richardson and is a UCI Oceans Fellow. Dr. Burns’ legal work at UCI Law already includes co-writing an amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court of the United States and submitting a co-authored law review to the UC Irvine Law Review.

    He has a passion for community activism, and currently chairs the Transgender Legal Assistance Clinic where he has facilitated name and gender-marker changes to over 150 trans* individuals across 6 counties in Southern California. He is currently spearheading a campaign to expand legal services through partnerships with other legal service providers and organizations. He is a Law Student Representative for the Orange County Lavender Bar Association, and was awarded their M. Katherine Baird Darmer Equality Scholarship.

    Dr. Burns is currently a third-year JD Candidate at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. Prior to coming to law school, Dr. Burns was the Hellman Fellow in Science and Technology Policy at the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, where he led projects within numerous initiatives, including the Alternative Energy Future, Global Nuclear Future, Public Face of Science, Human Performance Enhancement, and New Models for U.S. Science and Technology Policy. He received his DPhil in Zoology from the University of Oxford, his M.B.A. from Smartly, and his AB in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology with a Certificate in Environmental Studies from Princeton University. Between his undergraduate and graduate degrees, Dr. Burns worked for the Vice-chairman of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine collecting data for clinical drug trials and collaborating on clinical studies.

  • Jaime Allgood

    Senior Research Fellow
    Reproductive Justice Initiative

    Jaime Allgood is a doctoral candidate in public health at UC Irvine. She focuses on two main areas: environmental health including exposure assessment methods for flame retardant chemicals and health impacts of regulations and legislation. Ms. Allgood received her BA/MA in Women’s Studies with a maternal and child health concentration from UCLA. She plans on attending law school after the completion of her doctoral degree.

  • Monica Ramsey

    Center Fellow

    Monica Ramsy is a storyteller, advocate, and educator currently pursuing her J.D. at the University of California Berkeley School of Law. After earning her B.A. in Gender Studies (with a minor in Natural Sciences) from the University of Southern California, Monica worked as a campus organizer for the Feminist Majority Foundation, as a sexual health educator for Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, and as a researcher at UCLA's Iris Cantor Women's Health Education and Research Center.

    As a law student at Boalt, Monica works as a member of the Oakland Law Collective’s anti-sexual harassment and gender discrimination initiative, as a member of The Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Law, and as part of Berkeley Law’s Juvenile Education Advocacy Project. Monica is particularly passionate about anti-oppression work that focuses on the intersections between sexual health and mental health in communities of color. Ultimately, Monica hopes to translate her passion for feminist activism into a career devoted to promoting the sexual, emotional, and communal health of diasporic communities and other communities of color through a career in feminist, sociological, humanity(ies)-driven legal scholarship and advocacy.

  • Christopher Williams

    Center Research Fellow

    Chris is an advocate and scholar currently pursuing his J.D. at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. Chris’ passion in research and activism are grounded in highlighting interlocking oppressions that disproportionately impact vulnerable populations and subsequently create praxis that combat interlocking oppressions in communities of color. Chris pays special attention to state violence, education inequity, housing segregation and their intersections with oppressed identities.

    His current research interest centers around connecting and highlighting racial inequality via the colonization and global exportation of U.S. style legal structures. By highlighting racial oppression inherent in U.S. legal structures (such as legal education, emphasized law, punishment schemes etc.) both domestically and abroad, Chris aims to show how global racial praxis needs to be interconnected to eradicate and remedy inherent discrimination in U.S. legal structures exported.

    As a student at UCI Law, Chris has worked to bring innovation and anti-oppression praxis to UCI law’s campus. Chris created and spearheaded BLSA’s Nuanced Visions Film Festival, which featured 9 feature length films and critically engaged viewers on issues such as race, class, gender, immigrations, sexuality, and class. In addition, as the Co-chair of UCI Law’s BLSA, Chris created BLSA’s first in-house academic skills program and oversaw BLSA’s first scholarship awards gala. While earning his B.A. in Sociology from the University of Missouri, he played an active activist role in the student led protest which caused the Chancellor and President of the UM system to resign due to campus wide activism.

    Center Staff

  • Michelle Bartlett

    Center Coordinator

    Michelle Bartlett is responsible for providing comprehensive support to the CBGHP and its initiatives, including the Reproductive Justice Initiative, its public health and biotechnology programming, colloquium series, and work on gun violence, among other key initiatives and projects. She is an experienced and passionate advocate for women's health at the local and state levels. Michelle's experience includes serving and leading the Community Action Fund of Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties since 2012. In that capacity and through other service and work throughout Orange County, she has spearheaded fundraising and development in education, the arts, and on behalf of women's healthcare and rights. She is currently Board Chair of the Community Action Fund of PPOSBC. In addition to her leadership in reproductive healthcare, Michelle's professional experience includes educational text book publishing and editing. She received her B.A. from Ripon College, Ripon, WI.