Richard Weinmeyer, JD, MA, MPhil
Rick Weinmeyer came to the Center for Bioethics as a graduate student seeking education that would enable him to contribute to health law in significant ways. To do this, Rick embarked upon the Center’s Joint Degree program, earning a JD degree in Health Law and Bioethics from the University of Minnesota in 2013 and a Master of Arts in Bioethics in 2015.
Rick is a Senior Research Associate at the American Medical Association in Chicago, Illinois where he works as a legal and bioethics researcher for the AMA’s Ethics Group. He serves on, advises, and provides research support to the AMA’s Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs (CEJA) in both its policy-making and judicial function capacities. He is responsible for creating initial draft reports for CEJA on topics at the intersection of medical ethics and health law, and also contributes editorial and content assistance to the AMA’s journal on medical ethics.
Rick’s research interests are in the areas of public health law, public health and medical research regulation, and bioethics.