Elizabeth Bogdan-LovisAssistant 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 CabreraAssistant Professor, Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences, Department of Translational Science & Molecular Medicine
Neuroethics (public attitudes around neurotechnologies, environmental neuroethics, neurolaw), ethical issues around human enhancement and emerging technologies, transhumanism, posthumanism, medicalization, empirical and experimental ethics - View Full Profile
Marleen EijkholtAssistant 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
Leonard FleckProfessor, Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences, Department of Philosophy
Medical ethics, health care policy, social and political philosophy, genome technology, health care rationing, democratic deliberation on bioethical issues, public health preparedness, death and dying - View Full Profile
Monir MoniruzzamanAssistant Professor, Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences, Department of Anthropology
Medical anthropology, bioethics, new medical technologies, organ transplantation and commodification, medical tourism, social justice, human rights, activism, post-tsunami health; Bangladesh, India, Thailand, Canada - View Full Profile
Tom TomlinsonDirector, 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
Sabrina Ford, PhDAdjunct 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, PhDAdjunct Associate Professor
Bioethics and health law; trust in the doctor-patient relationship; nursing ethics
Gerald Lindman, JDAdjunct Assistant Professor
Health care policy, ethical organizational cultures, measurement of ethical outcomes, population health, bioethics and public policy
Douglas Olsen, PhD, RNAdjunct Associate Professor
Associate Professor, Michigan State University College of Nursing
Ethics in nursing, clinical relationships and behavioral health and research ethics
Brittany AjegbaResearch Assistant
Brittany Ajegba, a former ABLE (Advanced Baccalaureate Learning Experience) student at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, is working under the direction of Libby Bogdan-Lovis and Dr. Karen Kelly-Blake to assist in a literature review from the research question: “Does the U.S. literature from 2000-2015 mention increasing the number of underrepresented minority physicians as a means of caring for underserved populations?” Brittany is a participant in the Health Resources and Services Administration Centers of Excellence Program.
Alec MaddalenaUndergraduate Assistant
Alec Maddalena is supporting the entire mission of the Center for Ethics – assisting faculty, staff, and researchers. Completing ad hoc projects and supporting outreach events, he is a valuable team member. Alec is an Honors College and Lyman Briggs student majoring in human biology with a minor in bioethics, humanities, and society.
Rachel McKenzieUndergraduate 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.
Caylin Rathburn-SmithUndergraduate 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.
Peggy AndersonAdministrative Assistant
Liz McDanielAdministrative Assistant