Center for Ethics and Humanities
in the Life Sciences

College of Human Medicine

 

 

Faculty

Libby Bogdon-Lovis

Elizabeth Bogdan-Lovis

Assistant Director, Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences

Evidence-based medicine and medicalized childbirth; critical social analysis of evidence-based medicine; global equity in health and healthcare delivery; medical humanities; medical education - View Full Profile

 

Laura Cabrera

Laura Cabrera

Assistant Professor, Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences, Department of Translational Science & Molecular Medicine

Neuroethics (ethical and societal implications of neurotechnologies and neuroscientific advances, public attitudes around neurotechnologies, environmental neuroethics, neurolaw), ethical issues around human enhancement and emerging technologies, transhumanism, posthumanism, medicalization, empirical and experimental neuroethics - View Full Profile

 

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Marleen Eijkholt

Assistant Professor, Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology

Clinical ethics consultation, reproductive ethics, neuroethics, bioethics and human rights; the broad array of ethical, legal and social issues (ELSI) in biomedicine, including rights in reproduction, stem cells, placebos, deep brain stimulation, and rights to experimental interventions - View Full Profile

 

Leonard Fleck

Leonard Fleck

Professor, Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences, Department of Philosophy

Medical ethics, health care policy, social and political philosophy, genome technology, precision medicine, health care rationing, democratic deliberation on bioethical issues, public health preparedness, death and dying - View Full Profile

 

Larissa Fluegel

Larissa Fluegel

Assistant Professor, Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences
Learning Society Fellow, CHM West

Medical ethics and public health; medical education and health promotion; integration of ethics, health policy, distributive justice and evidence base in the practice of medicine - View Full Profile

 

Karen Kelly-Blake

Karen Kelly-Blake

Assistant Professor, Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences, Department of Medicine

Health services research, shared decision-making, clinical communication skills and training, health equity, mHealth, men’s health, medical workforce policy, medical education curriculum development, and medical education faculty development - View Full Profile

 

Devan Stahl

Devan Stahl

Assistant Professor, Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences, Department of Pediatrics and Human Development

Clinical ethics consultation, disability studies, feminist ethics, religion and theology, genetic research, medical humanities, medical fine art - View Full Profile

 

Tom Tomlinson

Tom Tomlinson

Director, Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences
Professor, Department of Philosophy

Medical ethics, research ethics, organ donation & transplantation, death & dying, determination of death, resource allocation, persistent vegetative state (PVS), terminal illness, futile treatment, clinical ethics consultation - View Full Profile

 

Adjunct Faculty

Guobin Cheng

Guobin Cheng, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor, Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences
Associate Professor, Southeast University, China

Doctor-patient relationship, informed consent, bioethics in traditional culture context, Chinese medical history - View Full Profile

 

Sabrina Ford

Sabrina Ford, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology

Cancer disparities, cancer prevention and intervention, health behaviors, endometriosis, ademoyosis and liemyomas, STDs and HIV in young women

 

Yong Li

Yong Li, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor

Bioethics and health law; trust in the doctor-patient relationship; nursing ethics

 

Gerald Lindman

Gerald Lindman, JD

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Curriculum Vitae

Health care policy, ethical organizational cultures, measurement of ethical outcomes, population health, bioethics and public policy

 

Douglas Olsen

Douglas Olsen, PhD, RN

Adjunct Associate Professor
Associate Professor, Michigan State University College of Nursing


Ethics in nursing, clinical relationships and behavioral health and research ethics

 

Emeriti

Judith Andre

Judith Andre

Professor Emerita, Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences, Department of Philosophy

Bioethics, global public health, commodification, moral luck and moral distress; virtue (honesty, humility, honoring oneself); environmental ethics - View Full Profile

 

Margaret Homes-Rovner

Margaret Holmes-Rovner

Professor Emerita, Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences, Department of Medicine

Health services research, shared decision making, patient decision aids, cancer, diabetes, end-of-life decision-making - View Full Profile

 

Undergraduate Assistants

Rachel McKenzie

Rachel McKenzie

Undergraduate Assistant

Rachel McKenzie is working under the direction of Dr. Laura Cabrera on the Science and Society at State funded project: Psychiatric Interventions: Values and Public Attitudes. Rachel is an Honors College and Lyman Briggs student majoring in behavioral systems neuroscience with a minor in history, philosophy, and sociology of science.

 

 

Julia Porter

Undergraduate Assistant

Julia Porter is working under the direction of Dr. Laura Cabrera to assist on various neuroethics projects, including data compilation and management, as well as assistance in the development of an online neuroethics course. Julia is majoring in neuroscience with minors in health promotion and peace and justice studies.

 

Caylin Rathburn-Smith

Caylin Rathburn-Smith

Undergraduate Assistant

Caylin Rathburn-Smith is working under the direction of Dr. Tom Tomlinson. The consent forms and process used when enrolling people in clinical trials of new, unproven therapies for which conventional treatment is available are long and complex, making it difficult for people to directly compare the risks and benefits of the conventional treatment with the experimental one. Caylin will be helping Dr. Tomlinson evaluate the need for research on methods to better enable this comparison. Caylin is majoring in social work with a minor in bioethics, humanities, and society.

 

Staff

Peggy Anderson

Peggy Anderson

Administrative Assistant

peggy.anderson @ ht.msu.edu
517-355-7550

 

Liz McDaniel

Liz McDaniel

Administrative Assistant

elizabeth.mcdaniel @ ht.msu.edu
517-355-3474