Positions

Leon Jaworski Professor of Biomedical Ethics and Director
Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US
Member
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States

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 the clinical integration of emerging technologies, with a particular focus on ethical and policy issues in human genetics and genomic research. Dr. McGuire served as a member of the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research from 2011-2015. She is currently on the program committee for the Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics and is president of the Association of Bioethics Program Directors. Her research is funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Selected Publications