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 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 Fleck

Leonard Fleck

Acting 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 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

Associate 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

 

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

 

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

 

Tom Tomlinson

Tom Tomlinson

Professor 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

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Emily Castillo

Undergraduate 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.

 

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Xiaoying Chen

Adjunct 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.

 

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Marissa Cortright

Professorial 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.

 

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Maryssa M.C. Gilbert

Research 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 Kelly

Parker Kelly

Research 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.

 

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Gerald Roman Nowak III

Graduate 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.

 

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Erika Tvedten

Research 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.

 

Staff

Peggy Anderson

Peggy Anderson

Center Administrator

Peggy Anderson supports the Center’s Director in managing Center operations: financial planning and accounting practices, pre- and post-award research support, facilities and information management, and human resources. She also assists with the formulation of strategic plans.

anders62 @ msu.edu
517-355-7550

 

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Liz McDaniel

Communications Assistant

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
517-355-3474