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Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Clinical Ethics Fellowship Fellows

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Current Fellows

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Megan
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Louise
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Clinical Ethics Fellow
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Jared
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Nathaniel
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Fellowship Alumni

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Graduate Fellows 

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Trevor M. Bibler, Ph.D., M.T.S.

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2014 - 2016

Trevor is an assistant professor of Medicine at the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine. His current research focuses on the ways religious worldviews -- especially those that include ideas related to miracles -- influence clinical medicine. In 2014 he earned his Ph.D. in religious studies from Vanderbilt University. He received his Master of Theological Studies from Vanderbilt Divinity School in 2009.

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Ashley L. Stephens, M.A.

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2015 - 2017

Ashley completed her M.A. in Medicine, Health & Society at Vanderbilt University, an interdisciplinary program that critically examines the social foundations of health through political, social, cultural, and ethical lenses. Ashley is currently a clinical ethicist with Seton Healthcare Family, a member of Ascension Health, in Austin, Texas.

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Peter Koch, Ph.D.

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2016 - 2018

Peter is an assistant professor of philosophy at Villanova University. Dr. Koch's current research interests include patient welfare, patient harm, the metaphysics of death, and ethical issues surrounding brain death in the clinical setting. Beyond research and teaching, Dr. Koch is assisting in the development of a Clinical Ethics Consultation service for hospitals in the greater Philadelphia area. He previously worked as a Clinical Ethicist at the VA Hospital in Buffalo, NY, and received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from SUNY Buffalo in August of 2016.

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Katarina Lee, J.D., M.A.

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2016 - 2018

Katarina is an assistant professor in the department of family medicine at the University of Manitoba and Clinical Ethicist at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg. She received her B.A. in Philosophy, cum laude from the University of Dallas, her M.A. in Bioethics from New York University, and her J.D. from the University of Minnesota, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif. Her primary academic interests include reproductive ethics specializing in assisted reproductive technologies, pediatric ethics, and comparative law.

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Sophia Fantus, Ph.D., M.S.W.

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2017 - 2019

Sophia is currently an assistant professor of social work at UT Arlington. She received her B.A. in Religion and Bioethics from the University of Toronto, her Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) from New York University, and her Ph.D. in Social Work and Bioethics from the University of Toronto. Her primary academic interests include reproductive ethics, specializing in LGBTQ advocacy and inclusivity, moral distress, and clinical social work ethics.

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Jamie Crist, J.D., M.A., HEC-C

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2018 - 2020

Jamie is a clinical ethicist with Advocate Aurora Health based in Chicago, Illinois. She received her B.A. (with high honors) in Integrative Humanities from Michigan State University, and a dual degree J.D. (summa cum laude)/M.A. in Bioethics from Case Western Reserve University. Her primary academic interests include best practices for clinical ethics consultation, ethical issues at the intersection of health law and clinical ethics, and hospital policy research and implementation.

 

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Ryan Nelson, Ph.D.

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2019 - 2021

Ryan was an assistant professor of Medicine at the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine. His research addresses the role of values in medical science and practice, with a particular focus on disability, psychiatry, and end-of-life care. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Utah in 2019. 

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Bryanna Moore, Ph.D.

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2019-2021

Bryanna is an assistant professor at the The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Monash University and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours I in Philosophy from the University of Queensland. She completed a postdoctoral fellowships at the Children's Mercy Bioethics Center in Kansas City. Her research interests span clinical ethics, medical decision-making, pediatric ethics, end of life issues, virtue ethics and moral psychology.
 

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Joelle Marie Robertson-Preidler, Ph.D.

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2020 - 2022

Joelle is an assistant professor in the McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston). Before joining the McGovern Center, she was an assistant professor in the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine. Her research and teaching interests focus on equitable communication and decision-making for patients near the end of life. She is also involved in research on improving clinical ethics services, especially in low-resource settings. She received his Ph.D. in philosophy from University of Zurich..

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Olivia Shuman, Ph.D.

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2020 - 2022

Olivia is currently an assistant professor at University of Louisville, Department of Philosophy. She  teach in the Philosophy Department & Health Care Ethics MA program, and is helping build clinical ethics capacity in the Norton system. She received her Ph.D. in philosophy from York University. Her areas of interest include applied ethics, philosophy of gender, race and sexuality. 

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Maggie Taylor, Ph.D.

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2021 - 2023

Maggie is currently a Clinical Ethicist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Colorado Boulder and is focused on: Biomedical Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy and Ethical Theories. 

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Associated Fellows

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Eric Mathison, Ph.D.

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Eric is currently an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Eric’s research and teaching interests are in applied ethics, especially bioethics and normative ethics. Previously, Eric was a clinical ethicist for Alberta Health Services. He has a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Toronto.

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Eleanor Gilmore-Szott, Ph.D.

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Eleanor is an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine in the Department of Medical Humanities and Bioethics. Her research interests include ethical medical decision-making, e-health ethics, data science ethics, feminist epistemology and philosophy of medicine. She received her doctorate from the University of Utah.