Saint Louis University

Graduate Assistants & Fellows


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Shahram Ahmadi Nasab Emran

Graduate Assistant, Center for Health Care Ethics

  • MD; Guilan University of Medical Sciences
  • MA, Ancient Languages and Culture; University of Tehran
  • MA, Theology, Ethics and Culture; University of Virginia

Research Interests: Virtue Epistemology, Philosophy of Medicine, Virtue Ethics, Metaethics

 


 

Michelle Bach

Graduate Assistant, Center for Health Care Ethics

  • BA, Biology; Agnes Scott College

Research Interests: Biopolitics, Neuroethics, Mental Health Care Ethics, Philosophy of Medicine

 


 

Lauren Baker

Graduate Assistant, Center for Health Care Ethics

  • BA, Philosophy; Saint Louis University

Research Interests: Queer Bioethics, Narrative Medicine, Catholic Moral Tradition, Vulnerable Populations

 


 

Rachelle Barina

Graduate Assistant, Center for Health Care Ethics

  • MTS; Vanderbilt
  • BA; St. Norbert College

Research Interests: Clinical Ethics, Catholic Health Care, Organ Transplantation, Reproductive Ethics, Death and Dying

 


 

Kathrine Bendtsen

Graduate Assistant, Center for Health Care Ethics

  • BA, International Business and Marketing; Niels Brock Copenhagen Business College
  • BS, Biology; New Jersey City University
  • MA, Health Care Ethics; St. Joseph's University
  • Post-Graduate Certificate, Health Administration; St. Joseph's University

Research Interests: Sexual Health Ethics, Reproductive Health Ethics, Neuroethics, Death and Dying

 


 

Abe Brummett

PhD Student, Center for Health Care Ethics

  • BS, Philosophy/Sociology; Murray State University
  • MA, History; Murray State University
  • MA, Philosophy; UMSL

Research Interests: Philosophy of Religion, Clinical Ethics, Metaethics

 


 

Aaliyah Eaves-Leanos

PhD Student, Center for Health Care Ethics

  • BFA, Carnegie Mellon University
  • JD, University of Kentucky School of Law
  • LLM, Indiana University School of Law

Research Interests: Disclosure and Truth-telling in Healthcare, Policy Development, Informed Consent, Human Subject Research

 


 

Gina M. Fullam

Graduate Assistant, Center for Health Care Ethics

  • BS, Political Science and Philosophy; The University of Scranton

Research Interests: Catholic Moral Tradition, Faith and Reason, Sexual and Reproductive Ethics

 


 

Phil Fung

PhD Student, Center for Health Care Ethics

  • BA, Biochemistry and Policy Studies, Rice University
  • MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Research Interests: Philosophy of Medicine, Medical Ethics Education, Virtue Ethics, Clinical Ethics, End-of-Life Care

 


 

Debra Gorman-Badar

PhD Student, Center for Health Care Ethics

  • BS, Physical Therapy; Saint Louis University
  • MA, Philosophy with Teaching Ethics Emphasis, University of Montana

Research Interests: Physical Therapy/Rehab Ethics, Clinical Ethics, Teaching Ethics, Medical Humanities

 


 

Boaz Goss

Graduate Assistant, Center for Health Care Ethics

  • BA, Philosophy; Azusa Pacific University

Research Interests: Medical Humanities, Platonic/Scholastic Metaphysics, Nietzche/Girard, Biopolitics

 


 

Nathaniel Hibner

Graduate Assistant, Center for Health Care Ethics

  • BA, Theology/Political Science; Boston College
  • MTS, Moral Theology; Boston College School of Theology and Ministry

Research Interests: Catholic Moral Tradition, Catholic Healthcare Mission, Virtue Ethics, Health Care System Ethics


 

Sarah Hill

PhD Student, Center for Health Care Ethics

  • BA, Honors Molecular Biology/Biochemistry, Minor Theology; Marquette University
  • MA, Health Care Ethics/Health Care Communication; University of West Florida

Research Interests: End-of-life Care, Palliative Care, Perinatal Palliative Care Ethics, Catholic Moral Tradition, Health Care Systems

 


 

Amanda Hine

Graduate Assistant, Center for Health Care Ethics

  • BA, Humanities; University of San Diego
  • MA, Bioethics; Loyola Marymount University

Research Interests: Secular Bioethics, Moral Epistemology, Death and Dying

 


 

Ysabel Johnston

Graduate Assistant, Center for Health Care Ethics

  • BA, Philosophy; Azusa Pacific University

Research Interests: Continental Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Gender Studies, Virtue Ethics

 


 

Jaime Konerman-Sease

Graduate Assistant, Center for Health Care Ethics

  • BA, Theology; Azusa Pacific University

Research Interests: Theology, Disability Studies, Mental Health, Ecofeminist Ethics

 


 

Kayla M. Kostelecky

Graduate Assistant, Center for Health Care Ethics

  • BA, International Studies, University of Denver
  • JD, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Research Interests: Research Ethics, Genetic and Reproductive Ethics, Neuroethics

 


 

Jason Lesandrini

PhD Student, Center for Health Care Ethics

  • BA, Philosophy; Michigan State University
  • MA, Georgia State University

Research Interests: Clinical Ethics, Ethics Consultations, Organizational Ethics, and Ethics Programming

 


 

Jay Malone

PhD Student, Center for Health Care Ethics

  • BS, Zoology and Biomedical Science; The University of Oklahoma
  • MS, Health Care Ethics; Creighton University
  • MD, The University of Oklahoma

Research Interests: Pediatric Ethics, Clinical Ethics, Medical Decision Making

 


 

Ruaim Muaygil

PhD Student, Center for Health Care Ethics

  • MBBS; King Saud University
  • MBE, Ethics; University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests: Clinical Ethics, End of Life Care and Decision Making, Gender Studies, Sexual and Reproductive Ethics

 


 

Joseph Norris

Graduate Assistant, Center for Health Care Ethics

  • BA, Theology and Philosophy; St. Ambrose University
  • MA, Theology; Aquinas Institute of Theology

Research Interests: Clinical Ethics, Organizational Ethics, Catholic Health Care, End of Life Care and Decision Making, Death and Dying

 


 

Heidi Fisher Pieroni

Graduate Assistant, Center for Health Care Ethics

  • BA, Art History; University of Pennsylvania
  • Certificate, Women's Studies; University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests: Medical Humanities, Gender Studies, The Role of Images in Health Care

 


 

Kathryn E. Raliski

Graduate Assistant, Center for Health Care Ethics

  • BA, Political Science; University of Notre Dame
  • MA, Bioethics; Wake Forest University

Research Interests: Narrative Medicine, Relationships, and the Proper Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Health Care

 


 

Jessica D. Roach

PhD Student, Center for Health Care Ethics

  • BA, Theology and Philosophy; Quincy University
  • MA, Moral Theology; Aquinas Institute of Theology

Research Interests: Clinical Ethics, Catholic Health Care, Catholic Moral Tradition

 


 

Adam Ruggles

PhD Student, Center for Health Care Ethics

  • BA, Philosophy; Saint Joseph's College - Indiana
  • BA, Political Science; Saint Joseph's College - Indiana
  • JD; Saint Louis University School of Law

Research Interests: Death & Dying, End of Life Care and Decision Making, Catholic Health Care, Catholic Moral Tradition, Law & Bioethics

 


 

Emily K. Trancik

Graduate Assistant, Center for Health Care Ethics

  • BS, Biology; Villanova University

Research Interests: Health Care System Ethics, Public Health Ethics, and Catholic Moral Tradition

 


 

Meghan Vasher

Graduate Assistant, Center for Health Care Ethics

  • BA, Political Science; Saint Louis University
  • JD; Saint Louis University School of Law
  • LLM, Health Care Law; Saint Louis University School of Law

Research Interests: Law and Bioethics


 

Tyler Zahrli

Graduate Assistant, Bander Center for Medical Business Ethics

  • BA, Theological Studies; Saint Louis University
  • BA, Biology; Saint Louis University

Research Interests: Comparative Ethics, Clinical Ethics, Philosophy of Medicine, End of Life Care, Professional Decision-making


 

 

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