Members, North Texas Bioethics Network


Debbie Arbique, DNP, FNP-C, R.N, CEN, CFN
Cardiology Division: Hypertension Section
UT Southwestern Medical School
Interests: Clinical ethics, human research ethics, death and dying, professional/organizational ethics, and health care policy issues.
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Charles Barker, MD, MPH, MTS
President, Compassionate DFW, UTSW Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Ethics Facilitator
Interests: Philosophy of science, integral philosophy, general theories of ethics, biomedical ethics, theology and religion, interfaith relations
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DeLila Bergan, M.A., J.D.
Flower Mound, Texas
Interests: Elder law, special-care issues of the elderly, the incapacitated and the mentally ill.
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Susan C. Bowman, M.S.
Parkland Institutional Ethics Board
Interests: Clinical ethics including end-of-life issues, organ transplantation ethics, reproductive ethics, health care policy.
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Jason K. Brogden, Th.M., M.A.
Resident Medical Chaplain, Methodist Hospital Dallas
Doctoral Candidate, UT Dallas
Interests: History and philosophy of science, science and religion, theology, science and literature, medical humanities
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Matthew J. Brown, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy, School of Arts and Humanities
UT Dallas
Interests: Philosophy of science, science and technology studies, role of science in policy, role of values and politics in science, classical American philosophy
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Miriam Byrd, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy and Humanities
UT Arlington
Interests: Bioethics, end-of-life issues, human research ethics, health care policy
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Gerald W. Casenave, Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professor, UT Southwestern School of Health Professions
Interests: Health psychology, depression, ethics, loss of earning capacity, philosophy of mind, human spirituality
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Philip G. Day, Ph.D.
Faculty Associate, Department of Family and Community Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical School
Interests: Applied ethics, ethical theory, history of philosophy and science, environmental issues and ethics, ancient philosophy
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Pat Driscoll, M.S., J.D.
Associate Professor, Health Care Administration and School of Management, Texas Woman's University
Interests: Health care and clinical ethics; business and employment ethics
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John Engelhard, M.Div., B.C.
Sr. Chaplain, Presbyterian Healthcare System
Texas Health Resources
Interests: Biomedical ethics, end-of-life care/palliative care, theology and pastoral care, reproductive ethics
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Bryn S. Esplin, J.D.
Assistant Professor of Bioethics
Department of Humanities in Medicine, Texas A&M University School of Medicine
Interests: Neuro-Psychiatric Ethics, Clinical Ethics, Rhetoric and Philosophy of Mind, Global Health Law and Policy Sr. Chaplain, Presbyterian Healthcare System
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Shari Esquenazi, B.A., M.S.
Senior Coordinator, Research Data
Department of Palliative, Rehabilitative, and Integrative Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Interests: Public health, clinical ethics, cross-cultural bioethics, physician-patient relationships, end of life care, organ transplantation, pediatric research and medicine, and neuro-ethics.
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Patricia Evans, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Chairperson, Section on Ethics, American Academy of Neurology
Interests: Biomedical ethics, autism, distribution of health care, cognitive development
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Robert L. Fine, M.D., FACP, FAAHPM
Clinical Director, Office of Clinical Ethics and Palliative Care, Baylor Health Care System
Interests: Clinical ethics including end-of-life decisions, advance directives, medical futility, pain management and palliative care, macro- and microallocation of resources, professional ethics
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Michael C. Gottlieb, Ph.D.
Independent Practice; Clinical Professor, UT Health Sciences Center; Honorary Clinical Professor, Texas Woman's University
Interests: Ethical issues in mental health treatment, ethical decision-making, professional boundaries, risk management, and treatment of multiple patients.
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Maria Gove, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical School
Staff Physician, VA Medical Center North Texas
Ethics Committee Member and Team Leader
Interests: Medical ethics, preventative medicine, conscience protection,ethics of vaccine refusal
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Becket Gremmels, Ph.D.
System Director of Ethics
Interests: Genetics, gene therapy, beginning of life issues, confluence of catholic social doctrine and business ethics, clinical ethics
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Frederick Grinnell, Ph.D.
Robert McLemore Professor of Medical Science; Department of Cell Biology, UT Southwestern Medical School
Interests: Science policy, science education, philosophy of science, human research ethics, genetic medicine, research integrity
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Jessica Smartt Gullion, Ph.D.
Chief Epidemiologist
Denton County Health Department
Interests: Public health ethics, immunization mandates, ethical issues of population-based disease control, human research ethics
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George T. Harris, M.A., MLS, J.D.
Adjunct Faculty, Health Care Administration and Management Dept.
Tarleton State University
Interests: Organization ethics in health care and business, clinical ethics and patient consent / rights and constitutional right to health care
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Gerard (Gerry) F. Heeley, S.T.D.
Senior Vice President, Mission and Ethics
Interests: Organizational ethics, leadership development, social justice issues, clinical ethics, environmental ethics
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Carie S. Lambert, M.A., Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Communications; Arts and Humanities
The UT Dallas
Interests: Technical communication, professional communication, medical rhetoric, patient-to-patient discourse and agency, medical ethics, communication ethics, privacy law, online security and patients' self-disclosure.
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Simon J. Craddock Lee, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences (Medical Anthropology)
Department of Clinical Sciences Division of Ethics and Health Policy
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Interests: Institutional culture, organizational ethics, cancer disparities, ethics and social values of Catholic health care, social theory in medical humanities
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Sue Gena Lurie, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
School of Public Health
UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth
Interests: Public health ethics, social justice, health policy, professional ethics, human research ethics
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Kristine Lykens, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Health Policy
Department of Health Management and Policy
UNT Health Science Center, School of Public Health
Interests: Ethical issues for public health professionals, ethics of health policy, ethics of health administration, ethics of health research
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Roy S. Martin, D.Min.
Retired Pediatric Chaplain
Assistant Professor of Clinical Ethics
UNT Health Science Center
Interests: Ethics of pain management, pediatric ethics, health care systems and policy; ethics in graduate medical education; professional ethics (behavioral emphasis)
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Thomas Wm. Mayo, J.D.
Associate Professor of Law, SMU/Dedman School of Law
Adjunct Assoc Prof, Internal Med, UT Southwestern Med Sch
Interests: Death and dying, human research ethics, reproductive rights, organ transplantation, professional ethics, organizational ethics, pharmaceuticals, stem cells
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Robert N. McClelland, M.D.
Professor Emeritus
Department of Surgery
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Interests: Medical Ethics, Bioethics, and Philosophy of Medicine
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Charles E. McConnel, Ph.D.
Professor of Health Care Sciences, and Family
Practice and Community Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Interests: Public health economics, economics of epidemiology,epidemiology of aging, economics of chronic disease, and trauma
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Anne McMillan, J.D.
Editor, Dallas, Texas
Interests: Law and philosophy, law and psychology, medical ethics, and social justice issues
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Barbara Moses, M.B.A., B.S.N., R.N.
President, Dallas Chapter of Hadassah
Interests: Biomedical ethics, human research ethics, reproductive ethics, racial health disparities
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Andrea Nassen, R.N., M.S.N.
Interests: Research ethics and research integrity, human subject protection, bioethics, organizational ethics
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Patricia Newcomb, Ph.D., R.N., CPNP
Assistant Professor of Nursing, UT Arlington
Director, UTA Genomics Translational Research Lab
Interests: Research ethics, gene-environment interaction in asthma and other airway disorders, lay and research subject understanding of genetics and genetic testing
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Juan M. Pascual, M.D., Ph.D.
Once Upon a Time Foundation Professorship in Pediatric Neurologic Diseases Rare, Brain Disorders Program, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Interests: Sentience, autonomy and causation
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John Pastrano, CPCS, CPMSM
Director, Medical Staff Services
RHD Memorial Medical Center
Interests: Clinical ethics, professional ethics
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Megan Roe BSN, RN
Operating Room, Childrens Health
CVICU, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano
Interests: Biblical ethics and healthcare, end-of-life decision making, racial reconciliation, reproductive ethics, social justice issues, transplant ethics
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Michael A Rubin, M.D., M.A.
Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics, Neurological Surgery; Division of Neurocritical Care
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Interests: Neuroethics, end-of-life decision making, racial disparity
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John Z. Sadler, M.D.
Daniel W. Foster, M.D. Professor of Medical Ethics, Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UT Southwestern
Interests: Philosophy and ethics of psychiatry and mental health, bioethics consultation/hospital ethics committees, human subjects research ethics, philosophical value theory, mental health-related public policy
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Martha Jean Schecter, J.D., LL.M.
Lecturer, School of Public Health
UT Houston Heath Science Center
Dallas Regional Campus
Interests: Public health law and ethics, health care access, legal and ethical issues affecting the health of older women
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Angela Scheuerle, M.D.
Director, Tesserae Genetics
Affiliate Clinical Faculty, UT Southwestern Medical School
Interests: Ethical issues in genetics
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Richard K. Scotch, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology, Public Affairs, and Political Economy
Director of Programs in Sociology and Public Affairs
School of Social Sciences, UT Dallas
Interests: Bioethics and disability; health disparities; cultural issues in access to health care; health and community; local health systems; health policy
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Kristen Senetar, M.A.
Regulatory Assistant, Institutional Review Board, UT Southwestern
Interests: Bioethics, human research ethics, health care policy, pediatric ethics, clinical ethics, genetic testing, informed consent, rights of the unborn, confidentiality
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Stacy Smith, B.S.N., R.N.
Palliative Care, Children's Medical Center of Dallas
Interests: Bioethics, research ethics, end-of-life care
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Carolyn Smith-Morris, Ph.D., M.S., LPC
Associate Professor of Medical Anthropology, SMU
Interests: Cross-cultural ethics, transplant ethics, chronic disease, medical anthropology, immigrant health
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Thomas B. Spencer, M.B.A.
Lecturer, Research Administrator
School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, UT Dallas
Assn American Medical Colleges Fellow: Group on Information Resources
Interests: Ethical and Policy issues in Research Administration, Healthcare Policy, Public Service Motivation
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Cathy Sperling, M.A.
Biomedical and Health Ethics, Arizona State University
Interests: Biomedical ethics, end-of-life issues, environmental ethics, health care policy, food safety, perinatal hospice
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Heather Stieglitz, Ph.D.
Interests: Health disparities among the underserved, end-of-life care, Clinical ethics, Medical genetics
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Giuliano Testa, M.D., FACS, M.B.A.
Surgical Director, Living Donor Liver Transplantation, Baylor University Medical Center, Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute. Fellow of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics.
Interests: Ethics in surgery, ethics in transplantation medicine, informed consent
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Richard L. Voet, M.D.
Chairman, Bioethics Committee
Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas
Interests: Clinical ethics, professional ethics, medicine and theology
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Richard L. Wasserman, M.D., Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics
UT Southwestern Medical School
Interests: Biomedical ethics, research integrity, science ethics, human research ethics
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Jennifer Markusic Wimberly, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Urology
UT Southwestern Medical School
Interests: Informed consent, surgeon training, disclosure, transparency, physician-patient relationship
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Heather Zeiger, M.S., M.A.
Research Analyst for the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity; Freelance Science Writer; Instructor with Revolution Preparatory
Interests: Advances in biological technology and its impact on society; the intersection of faith, culture, and science; philosophy and theology of technology and medicine; how bioethics is portrayed in the media
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