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Karin Jongsma

Associate Professor


Dr. Karin Jongsma is associate professor of Bioethics at the Julius Center of the University Medical Center Utrecht. She leads a research group focussing on the ethics of (bio)medical innovation, including amongst others digital medicine, neuroscience and regenerative medicine. 

Karin is a member of the Institutional Research Board of the University Medical Center Utrecht and the Utrecht Young Academy. Previously she was amongst others a visiting fellow at the University of Oxford, the University of Montreal and the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies (NIAS). She is committed to public engagement and science communication and considers playfulness and reflexivity essential to good academic practice.

Research groups

Bioethics & technology

Research aim

We aim to ethically guide emerging (bio-)medical technologies into society.

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Recent publications

Why We Should Understand Conversational AI as a Tool Marlies N van Lingen, Noor A A Giesbertz, J Peter van Tintelen, Karin R Jongsma
The American Journal of Bioethics, 2023, vol. 23, p.22-24
The ethical aspects of exposome research: a systematic review Caspar Safarlou, Karin Jongsma, Roel Vermeulen, Annelien Bredenoord
Exposome, 2023, vol. 3
Enabling the Nonhypothesis-Driven Approach Caspar Willem Safarlou, Maarten van Smeden, Roel Vermeulen, Karin Jongsma
The American Journal of Bioethics, 2023, vol. 23, p.72-76
The boundary problem Nienke de Graeff, Isabelle Pirson, Rieke van der Graaf, Annelien L. Bredenoord, Karin R. Jongsma
Bioethics, 2023, vol. 37, p.600-609
Inclusion by Invitation Only? Public Engagement beyond Deliberation in the Governance of Innovative Biotechnology Callum Gunn, Karin Jongsma
American Journal of Bioethics, 2023, vol. 23, p.79-82
Preventing Bias in Medical Devices Anne Floor J. de Kanter, Manon van Daal, Nienke de Graeff, Karin R. Jongsma
American Journal of Bioethics, 2023, vol. 23, p.35-37