Emily E. Namey oversees qualitative research projects at Duke University in the Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the Trent Center for Bioethics. Over the past 5 years, she has implemented qualitative research on subjects ranging from improving maternity care to vaccine trial participation during pregnancy to ethical approaches to genotype-driven research recruitment and the use and understanding of Certificates of Confidentiality. Prior to her work at Duke, Namey spent several years coordinating international, multisite socio-behavioral studies of HIV prevention at Family Health International. She has experience in the private sector as well, having completed projects at Intel Corporation and Nike, Inc. She also currently serves as a qualitative research consultant for Social Research Solutions, conducting trainings on qualitative research methods, analysis, and software. Her publications include contributions to the Handbook for Team-Based Qualitative Research (AltaMira, 2008) and Applied Thematic Analysis (Sage, 2012) as well as articles in Social Science & Medicine, Fertility and Sterility, AIDS Care Journal, IRB, and the Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics. Namey received her M.A. in applied anthropology from Northern Arizona University.
Marilyn L. Mitchell is a cultural anthropologist with extensive experience in quantitative and qualitative research design, interviewing techniques, cultural analysis, survey development, sampling and forecasting. She works as an independent researcher for clients that have included dozens of Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions, government agencies and non-profit organizations in the U.S. and nearly 100 other countries. She has lectured on social science research and related topics at UCLA , USC, San Francisco State University, the Nissan Summer Institute for Instructors at Historically Black Colleges, Chapman University, the US Army?s Human Terrain Systems and the Centers for Disease Control. Marilyn earned her B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in cultural anthropology and B.S. in biology from the University of California at Irvine and conducted her dissertation research at the National Museum of Ethnology in Osaka, Japan. She is also the author of Employing Qualitative Methods in the Private Sector (Sage 1998).