Associate Professor of the Practice, SSRI

Visiting Associate Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy

Senior Fellow, Science & Society



North Building, Room 237



In The News

  • “Interdisciplinary Units Find FOCUS a Gateway to First-Year Students” 9/28/2018. Article link
  • “Bioethics and Science Policy Welcomes First Class of Master’s Candidates.” 9/23/2014. Article link
  • “SciComm Fellows Program To Guide Scientists in Communicating With the Public.” 7/8/2014. Article link
  • “Misha Angrist comments: FDA orders genetic testing firm to stop selling DNA analysis service.” The New York Times, 11/26/2013. Article link
  • Teaching Excellence. Trinity College of Arts and Sciences. 2012


Misha Angrist is Associate Professor of the Practice at SSRI, a Senior Fellow in Science & Society, and Visiting Associate Professor of the Practice in the Sanford School of Public Policy as part of the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy. He directs the undergraduate Science & Society Certificate Program and the First-year FOCUS cluster on Science and the Public. He teaches and mentors students in the MA in Bioethics & Science Policy. He teaches science writing and scholarly writing to both undergraduate and graduate students. In his work, he explores the intersection of biology and society, especially as it relates to the governance of human participation in research and medicine. As the fourth participant in the Personal Genome Project, he was among the first to have his entire genome sequenced and made public. He chronicled this experience in his book, Here is a Human Being: At the Dawn of Personal Genomics. Angrist has an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars, an MS in genetic counseling from the University of Cincinnati, and a PhD in genetics from Case Western Reserve University.

  • BIOETHIC 510S, PJMS 510S, PUBPOL 510S Science and the Media: Narrative Writing about Science, Health and Policy (Spring 2020)