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Graduate Assistants & Fellows


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Shahram Ahmadi Nasab EmranShahram 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
MA, Health Care Ethics; Saint Louis University

Research Interests: Virtue Epistemology, Philosophy of Medicine, Virtue Ethics, U.S. Iran Policy

 


 

Michelle BachMichelle 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 BakerLauren Baker

Graduate Assistant, Center for Health Care Ethics

BA, Philosophy; Saint Louis University

Research Interests: Clinical Ethics, Pediatric Ethics, Catholic Health Care

 


 

Kathrine BendtsenKathrine 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 BrummettAbe 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, Metaethics, Neuroethics, Evolutionary Ethics

 


 

SLU logoAaliyah 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

 


 

SLU logoBrandy Fox

PhD Student, Center for Health Care Ethics

BA, Politics; The Catholic University of America
MS, Health Care Ethics; Creighton University

Research Interests: Ethics in Psychiatric Care, Palliative Care, End of Life Care, Autonomy, Definitions and Boundaries of the Self

 


 

SLU logoAnnie Friedrich

Graduate Assistant, Center for Health Care Ethics

BA, Cultural Anthropology and Religious Studies; Colby College

Research Interests: Pediatric Ethics, End of Life Care and Decision Making, Clinical Ethics, Death and Dying

 


 

SLU logoGina 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

 


 

Philip FungPhil 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-BadarDebra 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

 


 

SLU logoBoaz Goss

Graduate Assistant, Center for Health Care Ethics

BA, Philosophy; Azusa Pacific University

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

 


 

SLU logoJacob Harrison

PhD Student, Center for Health Care Ethics

BA, Biology; Carroll College
MA, Theology; Aquinas Institute of Theology

Research Interests: Catholic Health Care, Clinical Ethics, Catholic Moral Theology, Sexual and Reproductive Ethics, Vistue Ethics

 


 

SLU logoNathaniel 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


 

SLU logoSarah 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

 


 

SLU logoAmanda 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 JohnstonYsabel Johnston

Graduate Assistant, Center for Health Care Ethics

BA, Philosophy; Azusa Pacific University

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

 


 

SLU logoKyle Karches

PhD Student, Center for Health Care Ethics

MD; University of Chicago
BA, Philosophy; University of Notre Dame

Research Interests: Philosophy of Medicine, End-of-life Care, Medical Humanities, Virtue Ethics, Catholic Health Care Ethics

 


 

Jaime Konerman-SeaseJaime Konerman-Sease

Graduate Assistant, Center for Health Care Ethics

BA, Theology; Azusa Pacific University

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

 


 

Kayla KosteleckyKayla 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

 


 

SLU logoJason 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

 


 

SLU logoJay 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 MauygilRuaim 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

 


 

SLU logoChris Ostertag

Teaching Assistant, Center for Health Care Ethics

BA, Philosophy and English; Rocjhurst University
MA, Philosophy; Texas A&M University

Research Interests: Thomistic Metaphysics, Catholic Moral Tradition, Ethical Theory, Reproductive Ethics

 


 

SLU logoBen Parks

Graduate Assistant, Center for Health Care Ethics

BA, Biblical and Theological Studies; Wheaton College
BA, Philosophy; Wheaton College
MA, Bioethics; Trinity International University
MDiv; Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Research Interests: Ethics Epistemology, Christian Scripture and Ethics, Hermeneutics, Technology and Eschatology, Bioethics in the Church, End of Life, Genetics, Public Policy

 


 

Kathryn RaliskiKathryn 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

 


 

Timothy RubbelkeTimothy Rubbelke

PhD Student, Center for Health Care Ethics

BA, Biology; Saint Louis University
MA, Health Care Ethics; Saint Louis University

Research Interests: Animal Research Ethics, Human Subjects Research Ethics

 


 

SLU logoAdam 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

 


 

SLU logoSarah Sawicki

Teaching Assistant, Center for Health Care Ethics

BS, Professional Writing; Taylor University
MA, Bioethics; Trinity International University

Research Interests: Clinical Ethics, Personhood, Death and Dying, Reflective Equilibrium

 


 

SLU logoKathryn Sheldon

SLU Presidential Fellow, Center for Health Care Ethics

BA, Catholic Studies; Seton Hall University
MA, Theology; Seton Hall University

Research Interests: Catholic Health Care, Systematic Theology, Animal Research Ethics, Mental Health Care Ethics, Sexual & Reproductive Health Ethics

 


 

SLU logoEmily 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

 


 

Tyler ZahrliTyler 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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