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 (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-BlakeAssistant 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
Tom TomlinsonProfessor, 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
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
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
Graduate and Undergraduate Students
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.
Nina DarwichUndergraduate Research Assistant
Nina Darwich is working under the direction of Dr. Devan Stahl on training medical residents to have goals of care conversations with patients and surrogates in the intensive care unit. Nina will help to collect pre- and post-surveys of the training session, document the training proceedings, and develop a manuscript based on the research findings.
Nina is a sophomore majoring in human biology in the College of Natural Science. She is minoring in bioethics and health promotion.
Parker KellyUndergraduate Research Assistant
Parker Kelly is working under the direction of 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 will be working with focus groups in the Grand Rapids area, and analyzing data collected at those sessions.
Parker is a senior in Honors College with dual degree majors in microbiology and Spanish. He is also an Undergraduate Research Assistant in the MSU Rose Lab, The Water Quality and Environmental Microbiology Laboratory.
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
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