Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy

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Community Outreach


The center values creating a meaningful connection between the work we do and the people whose lives are impacted by these important ethical questions. We are committed to building relationships with the community and starting a dialogue around these very issues. Learn how you can get involved!


Upcoming Events 2021


July 26-Aug. 6, 7-8:30 p.m.: Free, Six-week Virtual Reflective Writing Workshop: Chronicling Caregiving & COVID Learn more and register.

July 30.: Deadline to nominate a junior or mid-level scholar for the 2021-2022 Baruch A. Brody Award & Lecture in Bioethics. Learn more.

Aug.18, 5-6 p.m.: Ethics Grand Rounds on Texas 87th Legislature with Timothy Ottinger, Division Director of Government Relations at CHI
St. Luke’s Health. Zoom. Password: 458725.

Sept. 22, 5-6 p.m.: Bioethics Grand Rounds on Diversity in Healthcare Professional Representation. Speakers below. Zoom details TBA.

  • Arianne Dowdell JD, MA, vice president, chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer, Houston Methodist
  • Robert A. Kidd, MDiv., BCC system director, spiritual care and values integration, Houston Methodist
  • Eugene L. Alford M.D., F.A.C.S., associate professor of plastic surgery, Weill-Cornell College of Medicine, adjunct associate professor, Texas A&M College of Medicine 
  • Trevor M. Burt, MS, EdD, vice president, education administration, Houston Methodist Academic Institute

December 15, 5-6 p.m.: Bioethics Grand Rounds on Declaration of Death by Neurological Criteria; Organ Donation. Speakers below. Zoom details TBA.

  • Trevor Bibler, Ph.D., assistant professor, Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
  • Mark J. Hobeika, M.D., F.A.C.S. assistant professor of surgery (transplant), Weill Cornell Medical College Houston Methodist Hospital. 
  • Claire Horner, JD, MA, assistant professor, Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Brody Lecture and Award


The Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Houston Methodist, and Rice University Department of Philosophy established this named lectureship and award in Dr. Baruch Brody's memory. 

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Narrative Medicine


The Narrative Medicine Program is dedicated to exploring the importance of story in the lives of patients, learners, and healthcare professionals.

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