Members, North Texas Bioethics Network
































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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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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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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Katherine Davies, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, School of Arts and Humanities
UT Dallas
Interests: Continental Philosophy, Ethics, Medical Ethics, Feminist Theory
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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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Bryn S. Esplin, J.D., HEC-C
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Medical Education
UNT Health Science Center
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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Jai Gandhi, MD
Consultation-Liaison Psychiatrist, North Texas VA
Interests: racial healthcare disparities, systemic discrimination, ethics of marketing in medicine, ethics of involuntary care,  meaning of illness, cross-cultural ethics
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Lonnie Gentry, MTh, CAGS
Student in the SMU DLS program
Research & Education Associate, Department of Surgery, Baylor University Medical Center
Instructor, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
Interests: Bioethics, Virtue Ethics, Christian Ethics, Physician Professionalism
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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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Elicia Grilley Green, RDH, JD, MBE
Attorney in the Healthcare Practice Group at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Interests: Healthcare and Clinical Ethics, Distribution of Healthcare, Social Determinants of Health, Public Health, Medical ethics, Reproductive Ethics, Disability Rights
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Becket Gremmels, Ph.D.
System Director of Ethics, CHRISTUS Health
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, Ethics in Science and Medicine Program, UT Southwestern Medical School
Interests: Science policy, science education, philosophy of science, human research ethics, genetic medicine, research integrity
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Elizabeth Heitman, Ph.D.
Professor, Program in Ethics in Science and Medicine; Department of Psychiatry, UT Southwestern
Interests: Research ethics; research integrity/responsible science; clinical ethics consultation; ethics education; international collaboration; culture and religion in medicine
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Rebecca Kaplan, Ph.D., M.S.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Historical Research, Science History Institute
Email: rebecca.kaplan@gmail.comInterests: Medical humanities, Public Health, One Health, Non-human animal health, Framing disease, Health and citizenship
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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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Alida Liberman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Southern Methodist University
Interests: normative ethics, bioethics, feminist philosophy
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Paige L Marnell, MD
Assistant Professor of Addiction Psychiatry, UT Southwestern
Staff Psychiatrist, VA North Texas Health Care System
Interests: Ethics and Addictive Disorders, Mental Health Ethics and Public Policy, Physician Mental Health
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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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Charles E. McConnel, Ph.D.
UT Dallas
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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Zachary Most, M.D.
Fellow in Pediatric Infectious Disease, UT Southwestern
Interests: Medical ethics and philosophy, end-of-life decision making, autonomy of pediatric patients, technology in medicine
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Neely Laurenzo Myers, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medical Anthropology, Southern Methodist University
Interests:  Ethics in psychiatry, mental health services and mental health services research globally; medical technology and ethics
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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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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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Angela Scheuerle, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics and Pathology, Eugene McDermott Center for Human Growth and Development, UT Southwestern
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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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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Heather Stieglitz, Ph.D.
Interests: Health disparities among the underserved, end-of-life care, Clinical ethics, Medical genetics
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Karen E. Tatum, Ph.D.
English Professor, Dallas TX
Interests: Literature and medicine, medical humanities, disability and gender studies, memoir and creative non-fiction
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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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Mark Tschaepe, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, College of Arts & Sciences, Prairie View A&M University
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
Interests: Rural health care ethics, HIV/AIDS, behavioral addiction, graphic medicine, stigma and discrimination
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Linda B. Uchal, Pharm.D., BCCCP, BCPS-AQ Cardiology
Clinical Pharmacist, Critical Care
UT Southwestern, William P. Clements, Jr. Hospital
Interests: End of life, bioethics education, allocation of resources, ethics in pharmaceutical research/development and marketing
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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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Anji Wall, MD, PhD
Transplant Surgeon, Baylor University Medical Center, Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute
Interests:  Clinical surgical ethics, global health ethics, ethics in  organ transplantation
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Richard L. Wasserman, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical Director of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
Medical City Children's Hospital
Interests: Biomedical ethics, research integrity, science ethics, human research ethics
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Jennifer Markusic Wimberly, M.D.
Staff Physician-Community Medicine-PRN
Float Staff-Continuing Education
Parkland Health & Hospital System

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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