I am a philosopher whose special area of concentration is Bioethics and Clinical Ethics Consultation. I have faculty appointments in the Departments of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine and Biometrics at UCD. I am also faculty in the Center for Bioethics and Humanities. Before joining the University of Colorado faculty, I had similar faculty appointments at the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center, George Washington University School of Medicine and the Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University. My Ph.D. is in Philosophy with a concentration in Bioethics from Georgetown University. My areas of scholarship include pediatric ethics, ethics consultation, professionalism, team work, rural bioethics and spirituality and health care.
I am the course director for the campus wide “Ethics in the Health Professions” course that is a required course for first and second year dental, medical, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, and physician assistant students. I also help coordinate the inter-professional orientation session for the incoming students in these programs. I am the Thread Director for the Humanities, Ethics and Professionalism (HEP) thread in the new SOM curriculum. I also co-teach an elective in Ethical and Legal Issues in Public Health and am course director for PRMD 8006, a directed study elective in Bioethics and Medical Humanities.
I am the director of the Clinical Ethics program within the Center and work with the ethics committees at the University of Colorado Hospital and the Children’s Hospital, and direct the Center’s efforts to reach out to ethics committees across the state and region.
I will be holding open office hours on Mondays between 3 and 4. Other times by appointment. Her office is on the third floor of the Office Annex – the same building as the bookstore – just the other side. Come in the door that’s directly across the grassy quad from the School of Nursing, come up to the third floor, turn right. Room 3C39.
Work Phone 303-724-3992
Office Location Anschutz Medical Campus, Education 2 North, 5234
Office Hours Open hours Mondays 3:00 - 4:00 PM or by appointment