I am an Assistant Professor at Duquesne University, holding a joint appointment in the School of Nursing and the Center for Healthcare Ethics.
My primary research interests lie in the areas of bioethics, philosophy of biology and medicine, and public health ethics. My recent work has focused on the ethical and social dimensions of genetic counseling and genomic medicine, pediatric and transplantation ethics, and conceptual and metaethical issues in the biological and medical sciences.
I completed a Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame under the direction of Robert Audi and Grant Ramsey. For the 2015-16 academic year, I was the Pediatric Ethics and Genomics Fellow at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, working with the Center for Bioethics, Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine, and the Division of Clinical Genetics under the direction of John Lantos.
I am also an affiliate faculty member of Indiana State University's Genetic Counseling program and the University of Pittsburgh Center for Bioethics and Health Law, a subject faculty member of Children's Mercy Hospital's Pediatric Bioethics Certificate Program, and a faculty member of the University of Pittsburgh's Consortium Ethics Program.
School of Nursing
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