Laura CabreraAssistant Professor, Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences, Department of Translational Neuroscience
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
Leonard FleckActing Director, Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences
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 FluegelAssistant 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-BlakeAssociate Professor, Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences, Department of Medicine
Health services research, shared decision-making, decision aid development and implementation, clinical communication skills and training, mHealth, men’s health, medical workforce policy, health equity, medical education curriculum development, medical education faculty development - 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
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
Tom TomlinsonProfessor Emeritus, Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences, 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
Graduate and Undergraduate Students and Volunteers
Emily CastilloUndergraduate Research Assistant
Emily Castillo is working under the direction of Dr. Laura Cabrera on an NIH BRAIN Initiative grant on electroceuticals. Emily will be assisting with coordinating research and with collecting and analyzing data.
Emily is a sophomore majoring in neuroscience. She is a member of the MSU Pre-Medical Association.
Xiaoying ChenAdjunct Visiting Scholar
Xiaoying Chen is a PhD student at Southeast University in Nanjing, China. She is working under the direction of Dr. Leonard Fleck on research related to medical justice and the ethical assessment of biomedical technologies.
Marissa CortrightProfessorial Assistant
Marrisa Cortright is working under the direction of Dr. Laura Cabrera to assist on various neuroethics projects, including assistance on an NIH BRAIN Initiative grant on electroceuticals.
Marissa is a freshman neuroscience major in Lyman Briggs College and the Honors College. She is considering minoring in bioethics and criminal justice.
Maryssa M.C. GilbertResearch Assistant
Maryssa Gilbert is a College of Human Medicine student volunteering on Dr. Laura Cabrera’s NIH BRAIN Initiative grant. Maryssa is assisting with literature review on psychiatric electroceutical interventions, with a focus on ethical issues and clinical guidelines.
Parker KellyResearch Assistant
Parker Kelly is volunteering with Dr. Laura Cabrera on an NIA funded Michigan Center for Contextual Factors in Alzheimer’s Disease project examining Latinos’ perceptions and concerns about Alzheimer disease. Parker has been involved in data collection and analysis, and will be contributing to drafting the manuscript. Parker is a dual BS/MS in microbiology, and works in the Joan Rose Lab, the Water Quality and Environmental Microbiology Laboratory in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Gerald Roman Nowak IIIGraduate Research Assistant
Gerald Roman Nowak III is a PhD student in the Department of Sociology beginning this fall. He is working under the direction of Dr. Laura Cabrera and Dr. Aaron McCright on an NIH BRAIN Initiative grant. Gerald is assistant with recruitment of a nationwide sample of psychiatrists for survey administration; assisting with developing, piloting, administering, and managing data from the three nationwide surveys of psychiatrists, patients, and the general public; and assisting with analyzing data, interpreting results, and communicating findings via conference presentations and written manuscripts. Gerald holds a BA and MA in sociology from Wayne State University.
Erika TvedtenResearch Assistant
Erika Tvedten is a College of Osteopathic Medicine student working with Dr. Laura Cabrera on research on the use of deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease. Erika is assisting with survey implementation, participant recruitment, and data analysis. She holds BS in physiology and a BS in neuroscience from Michigan State University.
Liz McDaniel coordinates digital media outreach and communications for the Center, including the website and blog, social media, and webinar and podcast series. Liz also provides event planning and faculty support.
mcdan108 @ msu.edu