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.
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.
General interest in biomedical ethics and moral philosophy. Special interests include justice theory, dignity and human capabilities, the allocation of scarce healthcare resources, ethics and global population aging, global perspectives in bioethics, and clinical ethical decisions to withhold or withdraw futile treatments.
General research interests include a focus on the ethical and social implications of genomic research and its equitable and safe translation for clinical and public health benefit. Recent work has focused on data-sharing, secondary use, and result return in the context of genomic research using banked and prospectively collected biospecimens.
General interests include bioethics, clinical and organizational ethics, and ethical reasoning. Special interests include ethical issues in transplantation and mechanical circulatory support, competent refusal of nursing care, methods and practices in ethics consultation, literature and medicine, moral distress, and ethical issues in end-of-life care.
General research focuses on the intersection between healthcare and moral theory, particularly feminist ethics and virtue ethics. I investigate clinical practice through philosophical concepts (such as relational autonomy, epistemic justice and empathy) and with an eye towards underrepresented patient populations (e.g. patients who are female, transgender or gender nonconforming, pregnant, etc).
General interest in the ethical, and policy implications of genetic information in research, public health and clinical care. Recent work addresses a range of implications of genomics, including family communication about shared risk; the use of genetic testing in immigration; the potential for unintended uses of stored genomic data; and challenges in the implementation of pharmacogenomics and precision medicine.
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.
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.