Associate Professor
Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston Methodist System Biomedical Ethics Program


PhD from Rice University
BA from Duke University

Professional Interests

  • Clinical Ethics, Pediatric Ethics, Reproductive Ethics, Professionalism Education

Professional Statement

Janet Malek, PhD is an associate professor of medicine and medical ethics at Baylor College of Medicine's Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy and the director of the Houston Methodist Biomedical Ethics Program. In these roles, Dr. Malek designs and teaches ethics and professionalism programs for Baylor residents and medical students, conducts research on the implementation of genomic sequencing into clinical practice, and carries out ethics consultation and other ethics activities throughout the Houston Methodist Hospital System. She also serves as the Past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Academy for Professionalism in Health Care. Her research focuses on issues related to clinical ethics, genomic and reproductive ethics, and professionalism education.

Selected Publications