Current Clinical Ethics Fellows

Jamie Crist, J.D., M.A


Jamie received a Bachelor of Arts with high honors in Integrative Humanities from Michigan State University. Then, she graduated from Case Western Reserve University, where she earned a Doctorate of Jurisprudence, summa cum laude, and a Masters of Arts in Bioethics. Her primary academic interests include reproductive ethics, the ethics of correctional medicine, telemedicine, and moral distress

Bryanna Moore, Ph.D.


Bryanna Moore completed a fellowship in pediatric bioethics from the  Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas.  She has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Monash University in Australia.

Ryan Nelson, Ph.D.


Ryan Nelson completed his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Utah.

Clinical Ethics Fellowship Alumni

Trevor M. Bibler, Ph.D., M.T.S.

2014 - 2016

Trevor is an assistant professor of Medicine at the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine. His current research focuses on the ways religious worldviews -- especially those that include ideas related to miracles -- influence clinical medicine. In 2014 he earned his Ph.D. in religious studies from Vanderbilt University. He received his Master of Theological Studies from Vanderbilt Divinity School in 2009. 

Ashley L. Stephens, M.A.

2015 - 2017

Ashley completed her M.A. in Medicine, Health & Society at Vanderbilt University, an interdisciplinary program that critically examines the social foundations of health through political, social, cultural, and ethical lenses. Ashley is currently a clinical ethicist with Seton Healthcare Family, a member of Ascension Health, in Austin, Texas.

Peter Koch, Ph.D.

2016 - 2018

Peter is an assistant professor of philosophy at Villanova University. Dr. Koch's current research interests include patient welfare, patient harm, the metaphysics of death, and ethical issues surrounding brain death in the clinical setting. Beyond research and teaching, Dr. Koch is assisting in the development of a Clinical Ethics Consultation service for hospitals in the greater Philadelphia area. He previously worked as a Clinical Ethicist at the VA Hospital in Buffalo, NY, and received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from SUNY Buffalo in August of 2016.

Katarina Lee, J.D., M.A.

2016 - 2018

Katarina is an assistant professor in the department of family medicine at the University of Manitoba and Clinical Ethicist at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg. She received her B.A. in Philosophy, cum laude from the University of Dallas, her M.A. in Bioethics from New York University, and her J.D. from the University of Minnesota, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif. Her primary academic interests include reproductive ethics specializing in assisted reproductive technologies, pediatric ethics, and comparative law.

Sophia Fantus, Ph.D., M.S.W.

2017 - 2019

Sophia received her B.A. in Religion and Bioethics from the University of Toronto, her Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) from New York University, and her Ph.D. in Social Work and Bioethics from the University of Toronto. Her primary academic interests include reproductive ethics, specializing in LGBTQ advocacy and inclusivity, moral distress, and clinical social work ethics.