Abdullah Aljoudi, MD is a Consultant in Family and Community Medicine, the Chair of the Ethics Committee, Head of the Research Unit, and Assistant Director of Academic Affairs at King Fahd Hospital of the University of Dammam. He received a MBBS degree from King Faisal University, a diploma in Epidemiology from King Saud University, and an Arab board certificate in Community Medicine. He published in peer reviewed journals including the Lancet and is currently involved in writing the Encyclopedia of Islamic Bioethics.
Marta Herschkopf, MD, MSt is a psychiatrist on the consultation service at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and an instructor at Harvard Medical School. She earned a master’s degree in Theology from Oxford and completed her medical training at Harvard Medical School and New York University. She is interested in ethical issues regarding medical decision-making capacity and personality disorders. Marta has also published and lectured widely on the interplay of psychiatry/medicine and spirituality.
Robin M. Jones, MD is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and a Staff Neurologist at Mass General Hospital. She received a BA in Philosophy from Yale, a MD from the University of Connecticut and trained in Neurology at MGH. She is interested in the issue of informed consent and assent in pediatrics as well as questions about advanced directives in the pediatric population. Robin is a recipient of the American Brain Tumor Association Research Fellowship.
Deirdre McHugh Butts, MS CCC-SLP CBIS is a Speech Language Pathologist at Spaulding North End. She received a BA in business administration and a Masters in Communication Science and Disorders from Emerson College. She is interested in patients’ quality of life/end of life decisions and how these decisions may conflict with the family’s (or surrogate’s) wishes. Deirdre is an advanced clinician and a Certified Brain Injury Specialist.
Rita Monahan-Earley, CIP is a Clinical Trials Specialist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Her interests include enhancing her understanding of the ethical basis of human subjects research to elevate her level of contribution to this important work. Rita has published primary papers in the New England Journal of Medicine, Blood, Lancet, and the American Journal of Pathology.
Jonathan Mullin, MD is a Pediatric Palliative Care Physician at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children’s Hospital. He received a BA in biology and anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis, and a MD from Case Western Reserve University. He is interested in bioethics of pediatric palliative and end-of-life care, and the care of children with complex medical conditions.
Marylou Nesbitt, RN, MS, AOCN is an oncology clinical specialist at Dana Farber Cancer Institute where she co-chairs the Ethics Advisory Committee. She received a BSN at the University of Pittsburgh and a MS at Boston University as an Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist. She is interested in integrating bioethics into the care of people with cancer and supporting oncology nurses to address ethical concerns around practices. Marylou received the Ethics Career Development Award from the Oncology Nursing Society in 2003.
Stjepan Orešković, PhD is the Director of the World Health Organisation Collaborative Center for Strategic Information on HIV. He received a MSc in both Gerontology and Methodology of Scientific Research and a PhD in Behavioral Science. His interests include bioethical issues connected with HIV Surveillance as well as the design and implementation of measures to monitor and improve the health of populations. Stjepan is the recipient of the Presidential medal for outstanding contribution to the health of the nation and promotion of moral social values.
Randall Owen, MS, MPhil, PA-C currently serves as a staff physician assistant with PhysicianOne Urgent Care based in Glastonbury, Connecticut. He received PA training at George Washington University and completed his PA surgical residency at Norwalk Hospital/Yale School of Medicine. His interests include ethical challenges surrounding the delivery of medical care during long duration and exploration-class space missions. Randall was the first PA to complete the NASA Fellowship in Aerospace Medicine.
Al Ozonoff, PhD, CPPS is Director of Patient Safety and Quality Research at Boston Children’s Hospital. He received a PhD in Mathematics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is interested in bioethical issues that arise in the healthcare setting, especially Quality Improvement and research involving children and adolescents. Al is a certified patient safety professional.