Marleen Eijkholt

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Assistant Professor

Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology

Clinical Ethicist, Spectrum Health System

728 Secchia
(616) 234-2862
C-221 East Fee Hall
(517) 353-9523
marleen.eijkholt @

PhD 2011 University of Manchester
JD (LL.B/LL.M) 2005 Maastricht University

Curriculum Vitae
Research Gate Profile


Marleen Eijkholt’s interests are eclectic, but focus mostly around the Ethical Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of neurotechnology, reproductive medicine and clinical medicine or clinical research. Otherwise these are summarized as neuroethics, reproductive, clinical and research ethics. Marleen is excited about combining ethical, legal and philosophical theories with the clinical realities in her professional life as an ethics consultant, presenter, educator and researcher.

Selected Publications

Eijkholt M, Kwon BK, Illes J. “Dissociations in the meaning of risk between health care professionals and individuals with spinal cord injury”, Spinal Cord, 2013, 15(12), 909-912.

Eijkholt M, Anderson JA, Illes J. "Ethical reproducibility: towards transparent reporting in biomedical research", Nature Methods, 2013, 10(9), 843-845.

Eijkholt M, Anderson JA, Illes J. "Research accountability: Mandate ethics methods in papers", Nature. 2012, 487(7408), 432.

Eijkholt M. "Procreative autonomy and the new Human Fertilization and Embryology Act 2008: Does a coherent concept underpin UK law?" Medical Law International. 2011 11(2), 93-126.