MBE/MSME Alumni Colloquium 2022-23

All talks are hybrid, in person and virtual. For the full schedule, please visit this link.

Upcoming Talk Future Talks Past Talks

Upcoming talk

Thursday, February 23, 2023                                                                                                            Jason L. Schwartz, PhD, MBE (MBE 2006)                                                                                     "COVID-19 Vaccine Policy-Making—Evidence, Values, and Expert Advice"

BIO: Jason L. Schwartz is an Associate Professor of Health Policy and the History of Medicine at the Yale School of Public Health. His research examines vaccines and vaccination policy, decision-making in medical regulation and public health, and the structure and function of scientific expert advice to government. His publications have appeared in NEJM, JAMA, AJPHHealth Affairs, and elsewhere. Previously, he was the Harold T. Shapiro Fellow in Bioethics at Princeton University and a staff member for President Barack Obama's Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. He is a graduate of Princeton University, where he received an A.B. in classics, and the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a Ph.D. in the history and sociology of science and a master's degree (MBE) in bioethics.

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Future Talks  

Tuesday, March 14, 2023                                                                                                             Jonathan Lukens, PhD, MSW, MBE (MBE 2012)                                                                                 "The Ethical Challenges of Involuntary Outpatient Treatment."

BIO: Jonathan Lukens received his MSW, MBE, and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Lukens is an associate professor of social work at Salem State University where he teaches classes in health and mental health policy, social welfare policy, research methods, and ethics.  In addition, he has served as a consultant for several ethics and human rights boards and serves as a permanent member of the ethics board for Chelsea Jewish Lifecare.  In the fall of 2022, Dr. Lukens will assume the role of vice president of Lifebridge, a housing and behavioral health provider serving Boston’s North Shore and Cape Ann.

Wednesday, April 5, 2023                                                                                                            Nadia N. Sawicki , JD, MBE (MBE 2004)                                                                                   "Professional Ethics in OB/GYN Care in the Post-Dobbs Era"

BIO: Nadia N. Sawicki is a Georgia Reithal Professor of Law at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and Co-Director of Loyola's Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy. Prof. Sawicki's research addresses issues at the intersection of torts, health law, and bioethics, including issues related to informed consent, health care conscience laws, reproductive justice, end-of-life care, and professional licensure and discipline. In 2020, Prof. Sawicki was elected as a member of the American Law Institute. She has previously served as a member of the American Bar Association’s Special Committee on Bioethics and the Law, and co-chair of the American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities’ Law Affinity Group. 

For more information, contact Dr. Autumn Fiester, Faculty Program Director

Past Talks

Monday, November 14, 2022                                                                                                             Jolion McGreevy, MD, MBE, MPH (MBE 2011)                                                                                     "The Capacity Problem: At the Intersection of Ethics and Health Care Operations"

BIO: Jolion McGreevy, MD, MBE, MPH, is Vice Chair & Vice President of Clinical Operations in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai Health System, New York. He is Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine. He is Vice Chair of the Mount Sinai Hospital Ethics Committee and Chair of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Ethics Committee. He has taught bioethics courses in the Harvard Medical School Master of Bioethics Program and the Boston University Department of Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Bioinformatics. Dr. McGreevy graduated from Jefferson Medical College and completed his Master of Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania and his Master of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. He was a National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholar. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Boston Medical Center/Boston University School of Medicine.  

Monday, October 17, 2022                                                                                                             Elliott M Weiss, MD, MSME (MSME 2016)                                                                                       "Who Participates in Neonatal Research?--Past, Present, and Future"

BIO: Elliott M Weiss, MD, MSME is Associate Professor in the Division of Neonatology at the University of Washington and faculty at the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics at Seattle Children’s Hospital. He attends in the neonatal intensive care unit and on the ethics consult service. He completed fellowships in Neonatology and Advanced Biomedical Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also received a Master of Science in Medical Ethics. His two major areas of scholarship are: 1) clinical decision-making, including models of shared decision-making, decision-making in times of uncertainty, communication, and considering the chronically critically ill; and, 2) recruitment for clinical research, including improving recruitment processes, learning from the experience of research staff, and decreasing disparities in clinical trial participation. He is currently on the second year of his K23 through NICHD “Improving Diversity in Neonatal Clinical Trial Enrollment” which aims to better describe how parents make enrollment decisions and create and pilot test a modified recruitment approach designed to improve the recruitment process and to increase participation of under-represented populations in neonatal research.

Monday, September 19, 2022, BRB 251, 5:15-6:30pm                                                                     Kavita Shah Arora, MD, MBE (MBE 2009)                                                                                       "Reconceptualizing Informed Consent for Gynecologic Surgery" 

BIO: Dr. Kavita Shah Arora is a tenured Associate Professor and the Division Director for General Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Dr. Arora received her BS with a minor in Philosophy from the Pennsylvania State University. In 2009, she graduated with both an MD from Jefferson Medical College and a Master's Degree in Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. She subsequently completed a Master's in Science of Clinical Research at Case Western Reserve University. She currently serves as the Greenwall Fellow in Bioethics for the National Academy of Medicine and is Chair of the national ethics committee of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists,She has served on the national ethics committee of the American Medical Association, on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities, and on the Governing Council for the Young Physicians Section of the American Medical Association.


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