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Speakers Bureau


​The Center for Bioethics and Humanities creates opportunities to foster learning and encourage thought-provoking conversations for health professionals, students, patients and communities. Expert speakers are available for public education opportunities, peer discussions, media interviews and speaking engagements. We encourage advanced planning to facilitate faculty availability.  For queries, please e-mail Meleah.Himber@ucdenver.edu​.  For on-deadline media inquiries, please call 303-724-8332.

Speakers and Subject Areas:

Daniel Goldberg, JD, PhD​

  • Social Determinants of Health / Social Justice, Health Inequities / Racism and Sexism in Healthcare
  • Stigma (esp. pain & weight stigma)
  • History of Medicine / Public Health Law
Jean Abbott, MD, MH​
  • Clinical Ethics / 
  • Physician-assisted dying: historical and contemporary issues / Palliative Care
  • Challenging Patients / Challenging Ethical Situations / Ethics Consultation Services
Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH, FACP​
  • How Healers Became Killers: The Holocaust and Modern Medical Ethics
  • Physician-assisted dying: historical and contemporary issues
  • Caring for diverse and communication-vulnerable patients: a patient safety challenge
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Addressing Medical Errors
  • Professionals, professionalism and the Ethics of Health Care/Transdisciplinary Professionalism​
  • Communication Quality in Health Care: Ethical and Measurement Issues  
  • Race, Trust and Health Disparities  
  • Ethics and Quality of Care During Global Health Disasters 
  • Innovative Care or Unregulated Research: What's the Difference?
Jackie Glover, PhD​
  • Pediatric Ethics / Maternal-Fetal Conflicts / Rural Bioethics / End-of-Life Care
  • Physician-assisted dying: historical and contemporary issues
Marilyn Coors, PhD​
  • Genome Editing / Biobanks / Research Ethics​
Sarah Horton-Deutsch, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF​
  • Reflective Practice & Reflective Learning / Caring Science / Mindful Leadership
Tess Jones, PhD​
  • Narrative Medicine / Film & Mental Illness / Reflective Writing / Medicine and Metaphor
Daniel Johnson, MD​
  • Communication in Serious & Advanced Illness / Futility (Unrealistic or Unhelpful Therapies)
  • Self-Care and Resiliency / Palliative Care
Jessica Pierce, PhD
  • Animal Ethics / Ethics of Euthanasia / Palliative Care and End of Life for Animals
Warren Capell, MD​
  • Human Research Regulations / Informed Consent / IRBs / Human Subject Research vs. QA/QI
Gidon Felsen, PhD​
  • Neuroscience / Neuroethics / Public Policy
Casey Frank, JD, MPH​
  • Law & Medicine / Surrogate Decision-Making / Dilemmas in Reconciling Advance Care Directives
Steve Lewis, MD, FACOG, FCAP​
  • Advanced Reproductive Technologies / Adverse Perinatal Outcomes / Placental Pathology
  • Art Appreciation and the Art of Medicine
Deb Glueck, PhD​

  • Ethics of Sample Size / Study Design / Cluster Sampling
  • Hospital-Based Ethics Consultation Services
Thomas Greany, DDS​
  • Shared decision-making
  • Created platform for video-based patient informed consent, which feeds into EMR.
Larry Hergott, MD
  • Reflective Writing / Narrative Medicine
  • Poems and Essays Focused on How Medical Practitioners and Their Loved Ones Lead the Medical Life
Sue Townsend, MD, FAAP
  • Extreme Prematurity /  Prenatal Counseling / Newborns with Life-Threatening or "Lethal" Anomalies
  • Substance Use During Pregnancy / Newborns Exposed to Drugs in Utero