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Erika Blacksher, PhD
Assistant Professor
eb2010@u.washington.edu
Dr. Blacksher received her PhD from the University of Virginia in Religious Studies (Bioethics) and was a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar at Columbia University.  Most recently, she was a Research Scholar at the Hastings Center and adjunct faculty at Albert Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center.  Her research examines the ethical and policy implications of the social determinants of health and social inequalities in health.

Deborah J. Bowen, PhD
Professor
dbowen@u.washington.edu
General research interests include health behavior, health communication with an emphasis on underserved populations. Dr. Bowen has extensive experience in community-centered cancer prevention and screening intervention research.

Wylie Burke, MD, PhD
Professor
Adjunct Professor, Departments of Medicine and Epidemiology
Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
wburke@u.washington.edu
General interest in the social, ethical, and policy implications of genetic information. Recent work includes studies of genetic counseling and the clinical utility to pharmacogenetic and other genetic tests, and the implications of genomic health care for medically underserved populations. Dr. Burke is PI of the Center for Genomics and Healthcare Equality, an NIH-funded Center of Excellence in Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) research.

Denise M. Dudzinski, PhD, MTS
Professor and Acting Chair
Director of Graduate Studies
Adjunct Professor, School of Law
Adjunct Professor, Departments of Family Medicine and Pediatrics, School of Medicine
Chief, Ethics Consultation Service, University of Washington Medical Center
dudzin@u.washington.edu
General interests include bioethics, clinical and organizational ethics, and ethical reasoning. Special interests include ethical issues in transplantation and destination therapy, large scale adverse event disclosure, competent refusal of nursing care, methods and practices in ethics consultation, literature and medicine, moral distress, stem cell research, and ethical issues in end-of-life care.

Kelly Edwards, PhD
Professor
Adjunct Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
Director, Biomedical Research Integrity Program
Core Faculty, Institute for Public Health Genetics
Associate Dean of the Graduate School
edwards@u.washington.edu
General interest in ethics education and bioethics. Special interests include physician-patient relationships, communication, informed decision-making, ethics of medical education, physician career satisfaction, research integrity issues, ethical issues with new technologies, and feminist ethics.

Stephanie Malia Fullerton, D.Phil
Associate Professor
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Genome Sciences
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Interim Director, Institute for Public Health Genetics
Affiliate Investigator, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
smfllrtn@u.washington.edu
General research interests include a focus on the ethical and social implications of emerging genomic technologies and especially their integration into clinical care. Recent work has focused on data-sharing, secondary use, and result return in the context of genomic research using banked and prospectively collected biospecimens.

Thomas H. Gallagher, MD
Professor, Bioethics & Humanities and
Professor, Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
thomasg@u.washington.edu
General interest in ethical issues related to the doctor-patient relationship and to biomedical research. Special interests include conflicts of interest, managed care, medical errors, doctor-patient communication, and adverse events in biomedical research.

Rose D. James, PhD
Assistant Professor
rdjames@uw.edu
Research interests include developing strategies responsive to community interests in research, assessment of community-based participatory research partnerships, and translational research ethics.  She has conducted community-based research to understand attitudes towards mammography screening with American Indian and Alaska Native women.  Dr. James,  a member of the Lummi tribe, works on various grants involving tribal-academic partnerships including a project to develop research infrastructure to address tribal health priorities, a pharmacogenetics study and a project to develop processes for meaningful dissemination of research results in tribal communities.

Nancy S. Jecker, PhD
Professor
Adjunct Professor, Department of Philosophy
Adjunct Professor, School of Law
Affiliate Professor, George Mason University, Institute for Philopsophy and Public Policy
nsjecker@uw.edu
General interest in biomedical ethics and ethical theory. Special interests include justice theory and the allocation of health care resources, ethics and aging, and clinical ethical decisions to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatments.

Albert R. Jonsen, PhD
Professor Emeritus
General interest in medical ethics: the philosophical and historical study of values affecting the practice of medicine and delivery of health care. Special interests include the ethics of care of the dying patient, ethical issues raised by research with human subjects, the development of new technologies, ethics and public policy, the ethical implications of the human genome project, and the history of medical ethics.

Thomas R. McCormick, DMin
Senior Lecturer Emeritus
School of Medicine
mccormic@u.washington.edu
General interest in biomedical ethics, including both particular medical-ethical problems arising in the clinical context and general issues which arise in the broader society and culture. Special interests include topics related to caring for patients with life threatening illness, perinatology, issues related to reproductive technologies, cross-cultural similarities and differences in patient/provider communication.

Ingra Schellenberg, PhD
Assistant Professor, Bioethics & Humanities and
Assistant Professor, Philosophy, Program on Values in Society
ingra@u.washington.edu
General interest in ethics, medical ethics and moral psychology. Special interests include clinical ethics consultation, philosophy of medicine, philosophy of affect, ethical and epistemological issues arising in assessment of psychopathology, and ethical concerns related to gender.

Helene Starks, PhD MPH
Associate Professor
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Health Services
tigiba@u.washington.edu
Research interests include issues related to palliative and end-of-life care for patients, their family members, clinicians, and health systems; medical decision-making and clinician-patient communication; qualitative and mixed methods research; community-based participatory research; and research ethics, especially involving indigenous communities and vulnerable human subjects in research.

Jack W. Berryman, PhD
Professor
Adjunct Professor, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Director of Minor Program
berryman@u.washington.edu
General interest in the history of preventive medicine and health education, with specific interests in the history of medical aspects of various forms of exercise and sport, the ideas of fitness and wellness for all age groups, "ideal" body types, and sports medicine as an area of medical training and specialization.

James C. Whorton, PhD
Professor Emeritus
jwhorton@u.washington.edu
General interest in the intellectual and social history of medicine in the United States and Europe, with special interests in the history of public health and preventive medicine, health promotion, self-care, and alternative healing.

Anthony Back, MD
Professor, VAMC, Department of Medicine, Division of Oncology
Adjunct Professor, Department of Bioethics & Humanities
tonyback@u.washington.edu
Oncology; special interest in ethics and palliative care at the end of life.

J. Randall Curtis, MD
Professor, HMC, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Department of Bioethics & Humanities
Adjunct Professor, Department of Health Services
Adjunct Professor, Biohavioral Nursing and Health Systems
jrc@u.washington.edu
Research interests include the ethical dimensions of end-of-life care and palliative care in the intensive care unit and for patients with chronic life-limiting diseases.

Douglas S. Diekema, MD, MPH
Professor, Pediatrics
Adjunct Professor, Department of Bioethics & Humanities
Adjunct Professor, Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Department of Health Services, School of Public Health
Director of Education, Trueman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics at Children's Hospital
Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine, Children's Hospital & Regional Medical Center
douglas.diekema@seattlechildrens.org
General interest in bioethical issues, especially those pertaining to children and adolescents. Special interests include consent and confidentiality issues in pediatrics, the limits of parental medical decision-making authority for children, ethics and child health policy, ethics in emergency medicine, ethical issues that arise in medical training, teaching of ethics to residents and students, and ethics in pediatric research.

Stuart Farber, MD
Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Bioethics & Humanities
sfarber@u.washington.edu
Research interests include qualitative investigations of the patient/family/physician perspectives on the transition to palliative care through the end of life and the design and evaluation of innovative methods in palliative and end-of-life care education. Fred J (Gino) Gianola, PA, MA, DFAAPA
Lecturer, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies
Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Bioethics and Humanities
ggianola@u.washington.edu

Sara Goering, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Bioethics & Humanities
sgoering@u.washington.edu
General interest in biomedical ethics and ethical theory. Special interests include philosophy of disability, genetic engineering, feminist bioethics, and justice in health care.

David A. Harrison, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Bioethics & Humanities
davidh77@u.washington.edu
Dr. Harrison currently works as a consulting psychiatrist for the Mental Health Integration Program (MHIP), a statewide program for improving mental health care in the primary care setting, as an attending psychiatrist on the UW Medical Center consult-liaison and inpatient psychiatry services, and as course chair of the first year medical student course on behavior medicine called Systems of Human Behavior. Dr. Harrison’s professional interests also involve improving the integration of spiritual care and complementary and alternative medicine into psychiatry.

Ross Hays, MD
Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Adjunct Professor, Department of Bioethics & Humanities
ross.hays@seattlechildrens.org

Maureen Kelley, PhD
Associate Professor, Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics,
Division of Bioethics, Department of Pediatrics
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Bioethics & Humanities
Adjunct Associate Professor, Philosophy
mckelley@u.washington.edu
Professor Kelley conducts research on ethical issues in pediatric global health and international research ethics. She is a member of the ethics committee and ethics consult service at Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center. 

Patricia C. Kuszler, MD, JD
Charles I. Stone Professor of Law, School of Law
Adjunct Professor, Department of Bioethics & Humanities
Adjunct Professor, Department of Health Services
kuszler@u.washington.edu
Interests include the impact of law and regulation upon health care delivery, health care finance, emerging integrated delivery systems, health insurance fraud and abuse, research standards and misconduct, and legal, ethical and policy issues presented by genetic information and the biotechnology industry.

Mithya Lewis-Newby, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Depatment of Bioethics & Humanities
Affiliated Faculty, Division of Bioethics, Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethcs
mithya.lewis-newby@seattlechildrens.org
Research focus is the bioethical issues that arise in the provision of pediatric critical care medicine. She is a a member of both the Seattle Children’s Ethics Committee as well the Ethics Committee of the American Thoracic Society (ATS). She is the co-founder and co-chair of the Seattle Ethics in ECLS (SEE) Research Consortium.

Anna Mastroianni, JD, MPH
Professor, School of Law & Institute for Public Health Genetics
Adjunct Professor, Department of Bioethics & Humanities
Adjunct Professor, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine
amastroi@u.washington.edu
Interests include law, ethics and policy issues related to genetics, reproduction, and human subjects research.

Douglas Opel, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics
Division of Bioethics and General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatric
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Biethics & Humanities
douglas.opel@seattlechildrens.org
Dr. Opel's research interests include provider-parent communication, health communication, public health ethics, and clinical ethics consultation. His current reserach involves devleoping evidence-based communication strategies for providers who encounter parents who refuse or delay childhood immunications. He also practices inpatient general pediatrics at Seattle Children's Hospital.

Robert A. Pearlman, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine, Geriatric Medicine & Gerontology
Adjunct Professor, Department of Bioethics & Humanities
Adjunct Professor, Department of Health Services
Chief, Ethics Evaluation Service, National Center for Ethics in Health Care (VHA)
Director, Ethics Program, VA Puget Sound Health Care System
Robert.Pearlman@med.va.gov
General interest in medical ethics, especially ethics in end-of-life care including role of patient quality of life in medical decision making, advance care planning, and assisted suicide issues.

Beth Rivin, MD, MPH
Research Associate Professor, School of Law
Adjunct Research Associate Professor, Department of Global Health
Adjunct Research Associate Professor, Department of Bioethics & Humanities
Program Director, Global Health and Justice Project, Center for Law in Science and Global Health
brivin@u.washington.edu
Interests in clinical pediatrics and adolescent medicine, field research, epidemiology, emergency humanitarian assistance, and public health and human rights program development and evaluation.

Sarah Shannon, RN, PhD
Associate Professor, Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Bioethics & Humanities

sshannon@u.washington.edu
General interest in ethics, in particular end-of-life decison-making, nursing ethics, feminist ethics, and the intersection between professional ethics and errors in health care.

Jamie L. Shirley, PhD, RN
Lecturer, Nursing, UW Bothell
Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Bioethics & Humanities

jamiegs@u.washington.edu
Academic interests include complex issues in guardianship and end-of-life care.

Nancy Stevens, MD, MPH
Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Adjunct Professor, Department of Bioethics & Humanities
nancyste@u.washington.edu
Interests include developing clinical epidemiology (evidence based decision making) skills in family physician faculty and residents including enhancing physician access to knowledge at the point of care, adaptation/interpretation of advances in medical knowledge to direct care of patients-currently genetics and oral health, and creation of information systems that allow more systematic evaluation of clinical training across the region.

Mark D. Sullivan, MD, PhD
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Adjunct Professor, Department of Bioethics & Humanities
sullimar@u.washington.edu
Interest in clinical and ethical dimensions of interaction between physical and mental illness. Specific interests include: depression and chronic pain, palliative care, end-of-life decision making. Interested in conceptual and ethical issues concerning quality of life as a medical outcome.

Holly Tabor , PhD
Associate Professor, Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics,
Division of Bioethics, Department of Pediatrics
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Bioethics & Humanities
holly.tabor@seattlechildrens.org

Mark Tonelli, MD, MA
Professor, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Department of Bioethics & Humanities
tonelli@u.washington.edu
General interest in medical ethics and philosophy of medicine. Specific interests in ethics include advance directives, withholding and withdrawing intensive care and ethical issues arising in the care of persons with cystic fibrosis; in philosophy of medicine, the limits of evidence-based medicine and understanding tacit aspects of clinical judgment.

Gail Van Norman, MD
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Department of Bioethics & Humanities
gvn@u.washington.edu
General interest in clinical medical ethics and clinical ethics education; informed consent, and coercion. Recent publications concern the implications of brain death in organ donation, the non-heart-beating donor, and ethical care of elderly patients.

Benjamin Wilfond, MD
Professor and Head, Division of Bioethics, Department of Pediatrics
Adjunct Professor, Department of Bioethics & Humanities
Director, Treuman Katz Center For Pediatric Bioethics, Seattle Children’s Hospital
bwilfond@u.washington.edu
Interests related to ethical issues in clinical pediatrics and pediatrics research; clinical genetics and genetics research; with an emphasis on the ethical and policy issues related from the transition of new technologies from the research to the clinical setting.

Bert B. Boyer, PhD
Director, Center for Alaska Native Health Research
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Affiliate Professor, Department of Bioethics & Humanities
bboyer@alaska.edu
The major objective of my research program is to understand the interaction between genetic and environmental risk and protective factors for obesity and diabetes in Yup'ik Eskimos. Identification of gene-environment interactions that influence energy balance should lead to a better understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms contributing to body fat development and is also an important aspect of public health intervention. Our studies are designed and implemented within a community-based participatory research framework that involves extensive interactions with community leaders and health corporation representatives.

Clarence H. Braddock, MD, MPH
Professor, Department of Medicine, Stanford University
Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education
Director, Stanford Center for Medical Education Research and Innovation
Affiliate Professor, Department of Bioethics & Humanities
cbrad@stanford.edu
Research interests include doctor-patient communication, particularly around medical decision making in outpatient practice settings and the design and evaluation of innovative methods in bioethics education.

Thomas G. Buller, PhD
Professor and Chair, Philosophy Department, University of Alaska Anchorage
Affiliate Professor, Department of Bioethics & Humanities
aftgb@uaa.alaska.edu
Philosophical issues in genetics, particularly the concepts of nature, identity and design, and the social implications of the "new genetics"; bioethics; philosophy of biology; research ethics; and the history of philosophy.

Mary Beth Foglia, RN, PhD, MA
Health Care Ethicist, National Center for Ethics in Health Care, Veterans Administration
Affiliate Faculty, Department of Bioethics and Humanities, School of Medicine, and the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Department of Health Services
mbfoglia@u.washington.edu
Research interests include mixed method approaches to studying the intersection of clinical and organizational ethics especially the application of quality improvement methodology to improve ethical health care practices and the application of technology to improve the quality of ethics consultation.

David Forster, JD, MA, CIP
Chief Compliance Officer, Western Institutional Review Board
Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Bioethics & Humanities
dforster@wirb.com
General interest in the ethical and legal issues in human research subject protection and Institutional Review Board (IRB) activities.

George H. Grant, MDiv, PhD, DAPA
Clinical Assistant Professor & Director of Research in Faith and Health,
Faculty in Medicine, Nursing and Theology
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Bioethics & Humanities
ghgrant@u.washington.edu
Psychology of Religion, Spiritual Assessment in Medicine, Healthcare Stress, Clinical Ethics

Suzanne Holland, PhD
Professor of Religious and Social Ethics and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies,
University of Puget Sound
Affiliate Professor, Department of Bioethics & Humanities
sholland@ups.edu
Research interests range from the ethics of human genetics and stem cell research, biotechnology and commodification, as well as broader issues in religion, culture and public policy.

Stephen D. W King, PhD
Director of Chaplaincy, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Bioethics & Humanities
Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
sking@seattlecca.org

Paul T. Menzel, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Department of Philosophy, Pacific Lutheran University
Affiliate Professor, Department of Bioethics & Humanities
menzelpt@plu.edu
Research interests include philosophy of health care economics (rationing and prioritizing generally, and measurement models and techniques for use in cost-effectiveness analysis in particular) and philosophical views about equity of access and their relationship to political strategies.

Steve Milam, JD
Affiliate Assistant Professor, University of Washington School of Law (End-of-Life Seminar)
Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Bioethics & Humanities
smilam@u.washington.edu
Research interests include legal and ethical issues related to 1) end-of-life, termination of care, and, aid-in-dying; 2) transplant criteria and eligibility; 3) consent for health care and surrogate decision making; 4) the evaluation of clinical performance of health professional  students (medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, social work as well as teacher education), and medical resident clinical performance; and, 5) academic dismissal of health professional  students and medical residents.

Nancy A. Press, PhD
Professor, School of Nursing and Department of Public Health & Preventive Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University
Affiliate Professor, Department of Bioethics & Humanities
pressn@ohsu.edu
My specific research interests include the social and bioethical implications of genetic and genomic information, with an emphasis on reproductive genetic testing, family communication around genetic information, and behavioral genetics. I also have research interests in health care provider-patient communication.

Guenter B. Risse, MD, PhD
Professor Emeritus of the History of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Affiliate Professor, Department of Bioethics & Humanities
profgrisse@comcast.net
Research interests include the history of clinical medicine, patient/physician relationships, as well as the history and architecture of hospitals.

Thomas Robey, MD PhD
Clinical Instructor of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine
Ethics Committee Chair, Waterbury Hospital, Waterbury, CT
Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Bioethics & Humanities
thomas.robey@yale.edu
Primary interests in emergency medicine; bioethics consultation; medical ethics education; and radiation exposure from diagnostic imaging.

Maile Taualii, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai’i
Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Bioethics & Humanities
mtaualii@hawaii.edu
Primary interests are in the areas of Indigenous Health, Public Health Informatics, and Public Health Genetics

Diane Timberlake, MD, MA
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Affiliate Associate Professor, Department of Bioethics & Humanities
dtimberl@u.washington.edu
General interest in medical ethics and ethics education. Special interests include clinical ethics consultation, professionalism in medicine and methods of teaching ethics to medical students.

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