Sandra Soo-Jin Lee, Ph.D.
Sandra Soo-Jin Lee, Ph.D. is Chief of the Division of Ethics in the Department of Medical Humanities and Ethics at Columbia University. She is a medical anthropologist who studies the sociocultural dimensions and ethical issues in genomics, precision medicine, artificial intelligence and academic-industry partnerships, with a focus on race, diversity and equity. She serves on the Scientific and Bioethics Advisory Boards of the Kaiser Permanente Research Bank, the Human Pangenome Research Consortium and the editorial board of Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics. She co-directs the NIH-funded Center for ELSI (Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Genetics) Resources and Analysis (CERA), a collaboration between Columbia and Stanford with partners at the Hastings Center and Harvard. CERA creates infrastructure for publicly-accessible tools and resources for conceptual, normative and empirical ELSI research and brings together researchers, clinicians, scholars, journalists, policymakers and patient groups to engage emerging ELSI issues. Dr. Lee is a Hastings Fellow and co-directs the biennial ELSI Congress.
Jason Eberl, PhD
Jason Eberl, PhD, is Professor and Director of the Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics at Saint Louis University, which has seven full-time faculty members, a doctoral program, and undergraduate major and minor programs. Prior to this, he designed and delivered an integrated clinical ethics curriculum to medical students at the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and began his career directing a Master’s program with concentrations in bioethics and international research ethics at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. His scholarly interests focus primarily on issues where questions of human personhood and identity come to the fore, such as human enhancement, and he recently published a book canvassing various theories of human nature and their bioethical implications. He also does a lot of work, though not exclusively, in the arena of Catholic bioethics.
Renee McLeod-Sordjan, DNP
Renee McLeod-Sordjan, DNP, is Director of the Division of Medical Ethics for Northwell Health. The division develops ethics curricula for Hofstra University School of Medicine, Hofstra University School of Medicine, Northwell Health’s ethics fellowship, and interdisciplinary professionals within the academic practice partnership. Strategically focusing on the professional development of clinicians, the division fosters multiple areas of expertise, including clinical ethics consultation, education, scholarship, and engagement in interdisciplinary institutional service activities to improve patient experience, reduce clinician burnout and train the next generation of bioethicists. Dr. McLeod has more than 20 years’ experience as a board-certified family, palliative, and acute care nurse practitioner specializing in HIV, gynecology and critical care. As an educator, she has held a variety of academic administrative positions facilitating life-long learning among students with interests in ethical clinical practice.
Nora Jones, PhD
Nora Jones, PhD, is an anthropologist and bioethicist from the Center for Urban Bioethics at Temple University. She founded the MA in Urban Bioethics program at Temple, which is dedicated to pushing bioethics’ guideposts and expanding our toolbox to better help current and future clinicians, researchers, policy-makers, and academics be more effective in their work towards the elimination of health and healthcare disparities.
Lisa Campo-Engelstein, PhD
Member at Large
Lisa Campo-Engelstein is the Director and Chair of Bioethics & Health Humanities and the Harris L. Kempner Chair in the Humanities in Medicine Professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch. She is an Elected Board Member for the International Network on Feminist Approaches to Bioethics and will join the America Society for Bioethics and Humanities Board fall 2022. She also serves on the Advisory Board for the Male Contraception Initiative and Alliance for Fertility Preservation. She specializes in reproductive ethics, especially fertility preservation and male contraception, and feminist and queer bioethics. The BBC recognized her research as engendering a better future for women, naming her as one of the 100 “inspiring and influential” Women of 2019.
Kathy Kinlaw, MDiv, HEC-C
Member at Large
Kathy Kinlaw, MDiv, HEC-C is Associate Director of the Emory University Center for Ethics where she directs the Center’s programming in Health, Science, and Ethics; and she directs the Ethics program, including ethics consultation services, at Emory Healthcare. She is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Emory School of Medicine; and director of the Healthcare Ethics Consortium, a network of healthcare systems and clinicians primarily in the Southeast, hosting national events. Kathy directs integration of clinical ethics into the medical school curriculum and residency programs and teaches in the university’s MA in Bioethics program, with great joy in learning with students. She is currently a member of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) COVID-19 vaccine work group and a prior member of the CDC Ethics Subcommittee of the Advisory Committee to the Director. She is a Hastings Center Fellow, vice chair of the Georgia Professional Health Program, and has served as a member of the Federation of State Medical Boards’ Committee on Ethics and Professionalism, and Board member of the Georgia Composite Medical Board. Kathy brings ethical analysis to public policy concerns, providing bioethics guidance to legislative issues and public policy forums. Her primary publications and scholarly interests have focused on ethics consultation and ethics committees, palliative and end of life care, perinatal and neonatal ethics, public health ethics, and ethics and medical education.
Sean Valles, PhD
Member at Large
Sean A. Valles is Associate Professor and Director of the Michigan State University Center for Bioethics and Social Justice. He is author of the 2018 book, Philosophy of Population Health: Philosophy for a New Public Health Era (Routledge Press; also published in Mandarin translation in 2022), and co-editor (with Quill R. Kukla) of the Oxford University Press book series, “Bioethics for Social Justice.” He is a philosopher of health, focusing on questions of how social context shapes health and, ethically, what should be done in response to that evidence. He has served in leadership capacities for a variety of professional societies, including: elected governing board member of the Philosophy of Science Association; member of the Organizing Committee of the Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable; member of the American Philosophical Association Committee on Public Philosophy; conference program co-chair of the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science.
Christine Mitchell RN, MS, MTS, FAAN
Christine Mitchell is Executive Director of the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School where she teaches in both the Master’s and Fellowship programs and directs the capstone fieldwork program. Prior to leading the Center for Bioethics with Dr. Robert Truog, she founded the clinical ethics program at Boston Children’s Hospital, directing the ethics consultation service and chairing the Ethics Advisory Committee for over 30 years. Her research has focused on ethics consultation, and public engagement in policies regarding resource allocation related to major natural disasters or pandemics. Christine has served on numerous national committees and commissions, including the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities’ Clinical Ethics Consultation Committee, the Ethics Committee for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Ethics Management Team for the Human Brain Project funded by the European Commission. Her published work includes documentary films, including one nominated for an Academy Award, as well as articles related to nursing ethics, clinical ethics consultation, and ethical issues in pediatrics.