Lisa Ikemoto's scholarship and teaching focus on bioethics, health care law, and public health law. She has written extensively on genetic and reproductive technology use, the regulation of fertility and pregnancy, and race and gender disparities in health care. Her interest in bioethics and the ways that race and gender mediate access to and the impacts of technology use date back to her days as a UC Davis law student. Her current work examines emerging issues in regenerative medicine, including stem cell research, and the human tissues market. She also continues to research issues in reproductive justice, health care disparities, and the role of racism in the use of public health powers.