Amanda Stanhaus is a Health Management and Policy Ph.D. student at The University of Michigan. Her research interests include data privacy, genetics, and identity. Her research on the ethical implications of a blockchain-based electronic health record system is a chapter in the HIMSS Blockchain in Healthcare textbook. She is regularly invited to speak at both industry conferences, such as Distributed Health, Converge2accelerate, and ConsenSys Health, as well as academic conferences, such as STGlobal.
Amanda is a reviewer for the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association and Blockchain in Healthcare Today. The NIH is funding her to research the ethical, legal, and social implications of genetics. Amanda’s advisor is Privacy Sociologist Professor Denise Anthony. She has been a visiting fellow at Cornell Tech as a research assistant to Privacy Philosopher Professor Helen Nissenbaum.
Prior, she worked as a strategist for J.P.Morgan’s Blockchain team that developed Quorum, a privacy-preserving version of Ethereum. As a research assistant to Yale University’s Professor Theodore Marmor, she analyzed Medicare during its 50th anniversary. And at McGill University, she worked with Dean Antonia Maioni to compare the welfare states of the U.S. and Canada while completing her B.A. in Economics and North American Studies.