Saint Louis University

Daniel Bustillos, JD, PhD

Assistant Professor


Daniel Bustillos, JD, PhDDaniel Bustillos is an Assistant Professor of Health Care Ethics, with a secondary appointment in the Saint Louis University's School of Public Health. He completed his PhD in Medical Humanities at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston Law Center, and recently finished a postdoctoral fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine as well as the Medical Law and Ethics Fellowship at UTMB. Dr. Bustillos was both an adjunct and research professor at the University of Houston's Health Law & Policy Institute and has been an Institutional Review Board member for several years. He teaches courses in public health ethics, informed consent and surrogate decision-making, medical humanities, and cross-cultural understanding in the clinical context. Dr. Bustillos' research interests are broad though lately he's been studying health disparities in health care and research. He is currently working on a multi-million dollar project based at Baylor College of Medicine to eliminate disparities in clinical trials.


  • Co-investigator, "Exploring the Clinical Practice of Peer-Identified Expert Nurses" - Research Protocol undertaken at UTMB, 2004.
  • Physician Oncology Education Program, TalkBalk survey of Texas Physicians to Assess Cultural Competency Resources, Texas Medical Association, 2006.
  • Physician Oncology Education Program, TalkBalk survey of Texas Physicians to Assess Knowledge of HPV Vaccine, Texas Medical Association, Summer 2007.

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