Assistant Professor
Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US


AB from Lafayette College
Biology, History, Government, & Law
MPH from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
PhD from Harvard University
Health Policy

Honors & Awards

Hastings Center David Roscoe Early Career Scholar Award 2019

Professional Interests

  • The ethics and politics of public health policy
  • Ethical and policy challenges presented by the transition to learning health care systems
  • Public and stakeholder attitudes towards health policies
  • Research ethics

Professional Statement

Stephanie Morain is an Assistant Professor in the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy. She conducts both empirical and normative research into issues at the intersection of ethics, law, and health policy. She also directs the BCM Health Policy Pathway for undergraduate medical education.

Her work examines ethical and policy challenges presented by the integration of research and care, particularly issues pertaining to learning health care systems and pragmatic clinical trials. Other research interests include public health law, and the ethics and politics of disease control, injury prevention, and women’s reproductive health.

Stephanie received her AB from Lafayette College with a dual major in Biology and History, Government, & Law, her MPH from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, and her PhD from Harvard University's Interfaculty Initiative in Health Policy. She completed her postdoctoral training at the Berman Institute for Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University.

Selected Publications