Positions

Leon Jaworski Professor of Biomedical Ethics and Director
Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US

Education

Ph.D. from University Of Texas Medical School At Galveston
J.D. from University Of Houston
B.A. from University Of Pennsylvania

Honors & Awards

Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Faculty Excellence Award for Educational Leadership
2009
Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching and Evaluation
2008
Baylor College of Medicine Academy of Distinguished Educators
2008-2013
National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research
Member, 2011-present
National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research, Genomics and Society Working Group
Member, 2012-present

Professional Interests

  • Ethical and policy issues raised by emerging technologies
  • Research ethics, informed consent, and confidentiality
  • Ethical, legal, and social implications of genomics and human genetics

Professional Statement

Dr. McGuire is the Leon Jaworski Professor of Biomedical Ethics and Director of the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy. She received her BA in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, summa cum laude, her JD from the University of Houston, summa cum laude, and her PhD, with distinction, from the Institute for Medical Humanities at University of Texas Medical Branch. Her research focuses on ethical and policy issues in genomics and human genetics, with a particular focus on genomic research the clinical integration of emerging technologies. Dr. McGuire is an alumnus of the Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics, and her current research is funded by the NIH-NHGRI and the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.

Selected Publications