Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Faculty: Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy

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

Leon Jaworski Professor of Biomedical Ethics and Director


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

Nathan Allen, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Medical Ethics


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Education in ethics, professionalism, and interpersonal communications; Organizational ethics and healthcare ethics consultation…

Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby, PhD, MA

Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Ethics


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

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

Assistant Professor


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Surgical ethics and surgical innovation; Transplantation ethics (particularly heart and lung); Clinical ethics consultation; Medical decision making

Andrew Childress, PhD

Assistant Professor


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

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

Associate Professor


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

Laurence McCullough, Ph.D.

Dalton Tomlin Chair in Medical Ethics and Health Policy


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Professionalism in medicine; Ethics in obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, and surgery; Ethics of physician leadership…

Adam M Pena, M.A.



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Clinical ethics consultation; Empathy; Bioethics and law

Janet Irene Malek Weinstein, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


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Pediatric Ethics, Reproductive Ethics, Professionalism Education, Clinical Ethics