The Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine is a mosaic of collaboration bringing together researchers, physicians, and thought leaders from across the Texas Medical Center and the world. Our primary faculty comprise the core of our educational, research, clinical ethics, and health policy work. They are supported by our diverse research, programmatic, and administrative staff. Our members, scholars, and secondary faculty are the base of our collaborative efforts across our missions, which create a truly unique environment and culture. 

Read more about our faculty, staff, and members and explore the different levels of affiliation and membership in the center. 

Faculty: Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Amy Lynn McGuire, J.D., Ph.D.

Leon Jaworski Professor of Biomedical Ethics and Director

Phone

  • (713) 798-2029

Ethical and policy issues raised by emerging technologies; Research ethics, informed consent, and confidentiality…

Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby, Ph.D., M.A.

Cullen Associate Professor of Medical Ethics

Phone

  • (713) 798-3785

Moral Psychology and Moral Philosophy; Ethics; Behavioral Economics; Medical Decision Making; Psychiatry

Courtenay R Bruce, J.D., M.A.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4929

Critical Care Ethics; Transplantation ethics (particularly heart and lung); Clinical ethics consultation; Surgical ethics and surgical innovation

Andrew Childress, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • 713-798-8164

Clinical Ethics; Medical Humanities; Literature and Medicine; Research Ethics

Savitri Fedson, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-9164

Ethics of advanced heart failure and mechanical circulatory support/transplant; ethics in education

Christi Guerrini, J.D.

Instructor

Phone

  • (713) 798-9096

Intellectual property and health innovation; Public health policy; Legal implications of genomic technologies; Citizen science; Research ethics…

Mary Anderlik Majumder, J.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • 713-798-3511

Ethics Consultation; Problems of cost, quality, and access in health care; Ethical and social implications of new genomic technologies…

Stephanie Morain, Ph.D.,M.P.H.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • 713-798-4174

The ethics and politics of noncommunicable disease control and injury prevention…

Adam M Pena, M.A.

Instructor

Phone

  • (713) 798-2515

Critical care ethics; Empathy; Biomedical ethics in oncology; Ethics Consultation

Stacey Pereira, Ph.D.

Instructor

Phone

  • 713-798-1012

Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues (ELSI) in genomics; Medical Anthropology; Clinical Integration of Genomic Sequencing; Newborn Genomics; Biobanking…

Christopher Scott, Ph.D., M.A.

Senior Faculty

Empirical ethics; First-in-human clinical trials; Genomics and gene editing; Stem cells and regenerative medicine; Ethics of entrepreneurship…

Janet Irene Malek Weinstein, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5169

Pediatric Ethics, Reproductive Ethics, Professionalism Education, Clinical Ethics