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Faculty Affiliates

Joseph Gal, PhD,​ is professor of medicine and pathology at the CU School of Medicine and is Director of the Toxicology Section of University of Colorado Hospital’s Clinical Laboratories. His scholarly activities focus on the history of science, with specific focus on Louis Pasteur’s work as a chemist and on the history of chemical warfare, including the moral and ethical aspects.

Elaine Grant​
Elaine Appleton Grant is producing Hard Call, the Center's program of live events, podcasts, and curricula about the human stories behind tough healthcare decisions. She is an award-winning broadcast and magazine journalist. 

 Professor, Division of Cardiology, University of Colorado School of Medicine.  Dr. Hergott's "scholarly" work has been the writing of philosophical essays and poems focused on how medical practitioners and their loved ones lead the medical life.  

Peter Hulac, MD​

Retired neonatologist, ethicist and expert in the realm of shared decision-making.

Daniel Johnson, MD, FAAHPM​
Dr. Johnson is the National Physician Lead for Palliative Care at Kaiser Permanente’s Care Management Institute and is a practicing physician on the Palliative Care Consult Services at Exempla St. Joseph Hospital and Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center.  

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, University of Colorado School of Medicine​​. Dr. Kelley practices pediatric otolaryngology at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Her scholarly work associated with ethics is around tracheostomy as well as surgical innovation. 

Stefan Mokrohisky, MD
Retired pediatrician, ethics consultant and educator.

Tom "Dr. Colorado," Noel is a Professor of History and Director of Public History, Preservation & Colorado Studies at the University of Colorado Denver.  He also is co-director of the Center for Colorado & The West at the Auraria Library.  Tom is the author or co-author of 40 books, many articles and a Sunday history column for The Denver Post

Jessica Pierce, PhD
Jessica Pierce is a bioethicist and writer. Her areas of research include environmental bioethics, human-animal interactions and pet-keeping, and end-of-life care. For more information, see​

Clinical Professor at University of Colorado School of Medicine, attending physician in Allergy Clinical Immunology Division.  Initiated Holocaust Contemporary Bioethics Program in 2008,
now the Holocaust Genocide Contemporary Bioethics Program​ at CBH.

Susan Townsend, MD. FAAP
Chief of Perinatal Section at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs.