Lindsay Parham is a research associate at the University of California, San Francisco, and a PhD candidate in the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program at the University of California, Berkeley. She is a 2016-17 Berkeley Empirical Legal Studies Fellow.

Her research looks at the governance systems surrounding new prenatal genetic testing technologies, particularly the creation and meaning of risk (personal, genetic, social, legal, institutional) as it impacts the pregnancy experience, and the ways that technological interventions and innovations impact ethics of care in clinics and hospitals. Her dissertation work brings together sociologies of law, science and medical anthropology to address the impact of governance systems and institutional and organizational policies on clinical work, and on the pregnancy and child-rearing experience.