Faculty

Libby Bogdon-Lovis

Elizabeth Bogdan-Lovis

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

Medicalized childbirth; social analysis of evidence-based medicine; doctor-patient race/ethnic concordance; breastfeeding stigma, 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, 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

 

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

 

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Sabrina Ford, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor
Associate 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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Marissa Cortright

Undergraduate Research 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 neuroscience major in Lyman Briggs College and the Honors College.

 

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Maryssa M.C. Gilbert

Research Assistant

Maryssa Gilbert is a College of Human Medicine student working 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.

 

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Gerald Roman Nowak III

Graduate Research Assistant

Gerald Roman Nowak III is a PhD student in the Department of Sociology. 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.

 

Staff

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Karla Bauer

Center Administrator

Karla Bauer is the Center Administrator/Fiscal Officer. She supports the Center’s Director by managing financial reporting, budget planning and administration, human resources, contract and grant management as well as strategic planning.

bauerka @ msu.edu
517-353-5197

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Liz McDaniel

Communications Assistant

Liz McDaniel manages 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