As the program and finance administrator Lisa Bastille, MSc., is part of the Center’s leadership and manages the daily operations of the Center. A longstanding member of the Harvard community, Ms. Bastille has held positions in communications, institute organization, finance, and grant and contracts. She earned her undergraduate degree in Human Development and Women Studies from Suffolk University, and earned her Master in Science in Business Management and Research Administration at Emmanuel College.
Director of the Master of Bioethics Program, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Rebecca Weintraub Brendel, MD, JD is the Director of the Master’s Program at the Center for Bioethics. She bases her clinical work in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) where she is the Medical Director of the One Fund Center for Marathon bombing survivors and provides medical oversight for the hospital’s inpatient guardianship team.
Christine Mitchell RN, MS, MTS, FAAN is Executive Director of the Center for Bioethics. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Science from Boston University School of Nursing and a Master’s degree from Harvard where she majored in philosophical and religious ethics as a Kennedy Fellow in Medical Ethics through the Interfaculty Program at Harvard Medical School, Harvard Divinity School and Harvard School of Public Health. She is also an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Nurses.
Director of the Fellowship in Bioethics, Professor of Anaesthesia, Part-time
Mildred Z. Solomon, EdD is Professor of Anaesthesia (part-time) at Harvard Medical School and a core faculty member of the Center for Bioethics at HMS, where she directs the school’s Fellowship in Bioethics. Professor Solomon is also the president of The Hastings Center, an independent research institute in Garrison, NY that explores ethical issues in health, health care and the life sciences. A bioethicist and social science researcher who conducts both normative and empirical ethics research, Dr.
Director of the Center for Bioethics, Frances Glessner Lee Professor of Medical Ethics, Anaesthesia, & Pediatrics
Dr. Robert Truog is Professor of Medical Ethics, Anaesthesiology & Pediatrics and Director of the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Truog received his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and is board certified in the practices of pediatrics, anesthesiology, and pediatric critical care medicine. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Philosophy from Brown University and an honorary Master’s of Arts from Harvard University.