Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Baruch A. Brody Lecture in Bioethics

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2023-2024 Award Winner

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Daniel M. Hausman
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Daniel M. Hausman, Ph.D., research professor in the Center for Population–Level Bioethics (CPLB), Department of Health Behavior, Society and Policy at Rutgers University. He is also a faculty member within the Rutgers Department of Philosophy. 

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Award Presentation and Lecture

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The award presentation and lecture will be on Monday, Feb. 26, 2024 at 12 p.m. in Houston, Texas. Dr. Hausman talk "Preferences, Health and Healthcare" will discuss:

  • The concepts of preferences that economists rely on, whose influence on medicine has been growing
  • When and to what extent the preferences of patients ought to govern their care
  • How generic health measurement systems rely on preference elicitation and the value and drawbacks of those systems
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About the Award and Lectureship

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Baruch A. Brody, Ph.D. (1943-2018)
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The Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, the Houston Methodist Hospital System, and the Rice University Department of Philosophy are pleased to renew this international $10,000 award and named lectureship in Baruch Brody’s memory. This award recognizes scholars who have made important theoretical contributions to the field of bioethics. This award honors someone in the field who embodies the values and virtues that were central to Dr. Brody’s scholarly life and work at the three sponsoring institutions.

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Eligibility Criteria

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Successful applicants will have:

  • Made rigorous, philosophically-informed, conceptual contributions to the field of bioethics that are of clinical and practical import
  • Demonstrated leadership in, and commitment to, the field of bioethics
  • Been appointed to a faculty appointment at an academic institution
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Award Includes

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  • $10,000 award (SSN or ITIN required)
  • Spending three days as a Visiting Scholar at the Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, offering an opportunity to build collaborations at Houston Methodist Hospital System and Rice University Department of Philosophy (e.g., deliver various one-off talks, one on one meetings with faculty, etc.)
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Nominations for 2023-2024

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Nominations for the 2023-2024 Award and Lecture are now closed. Thank you to all who submitted nominations! 2024-2025 nominations will open this summer. 

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Selection Committee

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  • Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby, Ph.D., M.A., Cullen Professor of Medical Ethics, Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Rabbi Shlomo Brody, PhD, Executive Director, Ematai
  • Janet Malek, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine; Director, Houston Methodist Biomedical Ethics Program
  • Laurence McCullough, Ph.D., Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Zucker School of Medicine of Hofstra/Northwell; Distinguished Emeritus Professor, Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Amy McGuire, J.D., Ph.D., Leon Jaworski Professor of Biomedical Ethics and Director, Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Charles Millikan, D. Min., Vice President for Spiritual Care and Values Integration, Houston Methodist Hospital
  • Samuel Reis-Dennis, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Rice University
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About Dr. Brody

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Learn more about Dr. Brody, and hear directly from Dr. Brody about the Center. If you are interested in contributing to the Baruch A. Brody Lecture in Bioethics or the Baruch A. Brody Outstanding Student Award, given to Baylor Medical Ethics Pathway students whose capstone projects best demonstrate ways to apply ethical thinking to medical settings and situations, visit the donation page.