Jennifer McCurdy

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Assistant Professor

Center for Bioethics and Social Justice

  • PhD 2019 University of Denver and Iliff School of Theology
  • MH 2005 University of Colorado at Denver

Research

Dr. McCurdy’s current research focuses on the epistemologies of Western bioethics and their impacts on health and well-being of marginalized communities. Specific projects include a scoping review of Indigenous values in the bioethics literature, an anti-colonial analysis of the Jahi McMath case, and the co-directing of a series of Hastings Center Special Reports on justice and bioethics. Other topical issues relevant to her research include brain death, critical care, moral distress/courage, and clinical bioethics consultation.

Selected Publications

McCurdy J. “Colonial Geographies, Black Geographies, and Bioethics,” in A Critical Moment in Bioethics: Reckoning with Anti‐Black Racism through Intergenerational Dialogue, ed. Fletcher FE, Ray KS, Brown VA, Smith PT, special report, Hastings Center Report. March-April 2022;52(S1):S66-S68. DOI: 10.1002/hast.1375.

McCurdy, J.L. and Dupree, C.Y. (2022). Understanding and Addressing Disparities through a Racial Paradigm in Hester DM, Schonfeld T, Guidance for Healthcare Ethics Committees—an anthology of newly written material to help educate ethics committee members, 2nd Ed., Cambridge University Press.

Jotterand, F., McCurdy, J., & Elger, B. (2020). Cognitive enhancers, intellectual disability, and personal identity: emerging ethical issues. In Rosenberg's Molecular and Genetic Basis of Neurological and Psychiatric Disease (pp. 199-207). Academic Press.

Jotterand, F. and McCurdy, J. Ethics of Transhumanism: In Global Context in The Encyclopedia of Bioethics, Springer Publishers.

Selected Achievements and Awards

  • Co-director, Hastings Center Special Report: “A Critical Moment in Bioethics: Reckoning with Anti-Blackness through Intergenerational Dialogue”
  • Co-chair, Race, Culture, and Ethnicity Affinity Group of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
  • Member, American Society for Bioethics and Humanities