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Equitable Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Research

  • Willyanne DeCormier Plosky, DrPH, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard University
Approximately 25 percent of adults in the U.S. have one or more cognitive, visual, hearing, mobility, developmental, or intellectual impairments. In addition, many people will develop a disability at some point in their life and/or may be…
Ethics Grand Rounds March 17, 2023 | 12 - 1 pm CST | Zoom | Free | Open to the Public

One Health: The Inextricable Links of Human Health, Animal Health, and the Environment

  • Lawrence Gostin, JD, LL.D (Hon.), Georgetown Law
This talk discussed the inextricable links between human health, animal health, and the environment. It showed how we are at the greatest risk ever of more cataclysmic health events, including epidemics and pandemics. Dr. Gostin showed how…
Ethics Grand Rounds Feb. 24, 2023 | 12 - 1 P.M. CST Zoom | Free | Open to the Public

Black Reproductive Health: Getting at the Root Cause of Inequity

  • Rachel R. Hardeman, PhD, MPH, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Structural racism disadvantages Black birthing people before, during, and after pregnancy, leading to heartbreaking health inequities for them and their babies. Relationship-centered and culturally-centered care models provide needed…
Ethics Grand Rounds Jan. 27, 2023 | 12 - 1 pm  CST | Zoom | Free | Open to the public

Physicians’ Experiences with and Perceptions of Caring for Patients with Disability

  • Lisa I. Iezzoni, MD, MSc, Harvard Medical School
After participating in the session, attendees should be able to: (1) Describe potential cases of health care disparities for people with disabilities. (2) Identify major responsibilities of physicians under the Americans with Disabilities…


Ethics Grand Rounds Dec. 9, 2022 | 12:15 - 1:30 PM CST Zoom | Free | Open to the Public

An Eco-Structural Approach to Health Ethics

  • Lisa Eckenwiler, PhD, George Mason University
Dr. Eckenwiler will describe an eco-structural approach (ESA) to health ethics, suggesting that it should advance ethical ideals in many domains, especially health justice. With a conception of people as ecological subjects, an ESA…
Center for Bioethics - Ethics Grand Rounds:  Nov. 18, 2022 | 12:15 - 1:30 pm CST Zoom, Free, Open to the Public

Beyond Abortion: The Consequences of Overturning Roe

  • Mary Faith Marshall, PhD, FCCM, HEC-C, University of Virginia
  • Lynn Paltrow, JD, Pregnancy Justice
For decades abortion access has been one of the most polarizing issues in American society. The Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization has catalyzed the elimination or severe restriction of access to legal…
Ethics Grand Rounds Oct. 21, 2022 | 12:15 - 1:30 PM CST Zoom | Free | Open to the Public

The Case for Health Care Reparations

  • Camisha Russell, PhD, University of Oregon
In this talk, Dr. Russell draws on Olefumi Taiwo’s constructive view of reparations to argue that US healthcare systems must be rebuilt in the name of racial justice. Dr. Russell discusses the accumulations of advantage and disadvantage…
Ethics Grand Rounds Sept 23, 2022 | 12:15 - 1:30 pm CST | Zoom | Free | OPen to the Public

Not Equivalent, But Better: Human Rights and Health Care Behind Bars in the Time of COVID

  • Brendan Saloner, PhD, Johns Hopkins University
The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the lack of resources and oversight that hinders medical care for incarcerated people in the United States. The US Supreme Court has held that “deliberate indifference” to “serious medical needs”…
Center for Bioethics Ethics Grand Rounds March 4, 2022 | 12:15 - 1:30 pm CST Zoom | Free | Open to the Public

Identifying and Addressing Gaps in Health Outcomes Using the Health Capability Profile

  • Jennifer Prah, PhD, MSc, MA, MSL, University of Pennsylvania
Current theoretical approaches to bioethics and public health ethics propose varied justifications as the basis for health care and public health, yet none capture a fundamental reality: people seek good health and the ability to pursue it…
Center for Bioethics Ethics Grand Rounds - February 11, 2022 | 3 - 4:30 PM CST | Zoom | Free | Open to the Public

The Minnesota Assisted Suicide Bill: Bad Medicine, Bad Ethics, Bad Law

  • Daniel Sulmasy, MD, PhD, Georgetown University
  • T. Brian Callister, MD, FACP, SFHM, University of Nevada
  • John B. Kelly, MA, Second Thoughts Massachusetts
  • Anita Cameron, Not Dead Yet
  • Senator John A. Hoffman (36, DFL)
The Minnesota End-of-Life Option Act was reintroduced to the MN state legislature in early 2021 and was modeled after the 1994 Oregon Death with Dignity Act. At this second panel discussion of our two part series on the current bill under…