Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences
Department of Pediatrics and Human Development
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy
C-213 East Fee Hall
stahldev @ msu.edu
PhD 2015 Saint Louis University
M.Div. 2010 Vanderbilt Divinity School
BA 2007 University of Virginia
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Devan Stahl’s interests focus on clinical ethics, particularly beginning of life and end of life issues. She is particularly interested in the intersections between disability studies and bioethics as well as theological bioethics.
In early 2018, Devan released an edited volume (Cascade Books) examining the power of medical images and their impact on patients and the wider culture. The book brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines, including fine art, medical humanities, visual culture, philosophy, and theology, who each offer their own interpretation of a set of medical images. Visit the MSU Bioethics blog to learn more about the book, and listen to Episode 7 of No Easy Answers in Bioethics.
Current Research Projects
More Items on the Web
- Botox for Millennials?
- Making Martyrs of Our Children: Religious Exemptions in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases
- Mass Shootings, Mental Illness and Stigma
- Disability and the Decisional Capacity to Vote
- Podcast: Clinical and Legal Perspectives on Brain Death: Stahl and Tomlinson - Episode 11
- Podcast: Plastic Surgeons on Snapchat: Stahl and Vercler - Episode 10
- Podcast: ‘Imaging and Imagining Illness’: Devan and Darian Stahl - Episode 7
- Podcast: The Patient Preference Predictor: Tomlinson and Stahl - Episode 1
Stahl D. Tillich and Transhumanism. In: Pryor A, Stahl D, eds. The Body and Ultimate Concern: Reflections on an Embodied Theology of Paul Tillich. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press; 2018:185-212.
Stahl D, Banja J. The Persisting Problem of Precedent Autonomy Among Persons in a Minimally Conscious State: The Limitations of Philosophical Analysis and Clinical Assessment. AJOB Neuroscience. 2018;9(2):120-127. Available online June 5, 2018.
Stahl D, Vercler CJ. What Should Be the Surgeon’s Role in Defining “Normal” Genital Appearance? AMA Journal of Ethics. April 2018;20(4):384-391.
Stahl D, ed. Imaging and Imagining Illness: Becoming Whole in a Broken Body. Cascade Books; 2018. Read More
Stahl, D., Cabrera, L., Gibb, T. (2017). “Should DBS for Psychiatric Disorders Be Considered a Form of Psychosurgery? Ethical and Legal Considerations” Science and Engineering Ethics. DOI 10.1007/s11948-017-9934-y.
Stahl, D. and Tomlinson, T. (2017). “Is There a Right Not to Know?” Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, 14: 259-260.
Stahl, D. and D.G. Stahl. (2016). “Seeing Illness in Art and Medicine: A Patient and Printmaker Collaboration,” Medical Humanities.
Selected Achievements and Awards
Jean Vanier Emerging Scholar Award (Summer Institute of Theology and Disability), 2018
Member, Committee on Bioethics, Michigan State Medical Society
HARP Production Grant, Michigan State University, 2016
President Elect, North American Paul Tillich Society