Christine Grady is an American nurse and bioethicist who serves as the head of the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center.
Early life and education
Grady was born and raised in Livingston, New Jersey. Her father, John H. Grady Jr., was a Yale University graduate and United States Navy veteran who served as the Mayor of Livingston. Her mother, Barbara, was an assistant dean at Seton Hall Law School.
Grady graduated from Livingston High School, after which she earned a BS in nursing and biology from Georgetown University in 1974, a Master of Science in Nursing from Boston College in 1978, and a PhD in philosophy and bioethics from Georgetown University in 1993.
Grady has worked in nursing, clinical research, and clinical care, with a specialization in HIV. She was a Commissioner on the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues from 2010 and 2017.
Grady is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, a senior fellow at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, and a fellow of The Hastings Center and American Academy of Nursing. She received the National Institutes of Health CEO Award in 2017 and the Director's Award from the same organization in 2015 and 2017.
Grady is married to Anthony Fauci, an American immunologist and head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health. They have three daughters.