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Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Leadership

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The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy is a complex organization striving to achieve success in multiple areas. As a result, our leadership team has several focus areas on different aspects of the center. Find out about the people who set the course for the center and oversee its academic and business operations.

People
First Name
Amy
Middle Name
Lynn
Last Name
McGuire
Honorific Title
J.D., Ph.D.
Leon Jaworski Professor of Biomedical Ethics and Director
First Name
Jennifer
Last Name
Blumenthal-Barby
Honorific Title
Ph.D., M.A.
Cullen Professor of Medical Ethics, Center Associate Director
First Name
Joseph
Last Name
Sayegh
Honorific Title
M.B.A.
Administrator
First Name
Lindsay
Middle Name
Zausmer
Last Name
Feuerman
Director of Administrative Operations
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Center and Leadership History

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Dr. Brody and Dr. McGuire with Baylor College of Medicine President Dr. Paul Klotman.
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The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy began as a joint project of Baylor College of Medicine and Rice University, enabling the center to draw on the rich intellectual resources of both institutions.

The center, founded in 1982 by Baruch Brody, Ph.D., is committed to creating a shared, intellectual environment that encourages critical reflection on emerging, as well as perennial, ethical and policy challenges in healthcare and biomedical research. The impetus for founding the center was in recognition that the ever-increasing abilities of medicine raise fundamental value questions of how society should use these abilities and how much of them society can afford to use. The very success of medicine has made its practice morally complex.

Dr. Baruch Brody retired from Baylor in July 2012. In August 2012, Dr. Paul Klotman appointed Amy L. McGuire, J.D., Ph.D. as the new director of the center. As director, Dr. McGuire is committed to building upon the strong foundation that the founding members of the center laid down, as well as create a nationally recognized center of excellence.

The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine is located in the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest medical complex. Today, our center comprises 15 primary faculty members, three of whom hold endowed positions, and over 30 administrative, research, and clinical ethics staff, located on the main Baylor campus. Our faculty have expertise in diverse disciplines including medical humanities, philosophy, religious studies, law, clinical ethics, medicine, social science, and health policy.