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Research Fellow in Global Health and Social Medicine (EXT)

Ghiath Alahmad, M.D., Ph.D. is a lecturer of bioethics at King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia). He received his MD from Damascus University (Syria), and graduated with an advance Master of Bioethics (Erasmus Mundus: KU Leuven, RU Nijmegen, Università degli Studi di Padova). He earned his PhD from KU Leuven (Belgium). His doctoral research project was “Ethics of research biobanks: Islamic perspectives. Ghiath is interested in research ethics and in bioethics in the Middle East context.

Fellowship year: 2015-2016

Research Fellow in Global Health and Social Medicine (EXT)

Abdullah Aljoudi, MBBS 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 Fahad Hospital of the University of the academic medical center of Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University. 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.

Daniel Daunis
Fellow in Bioethics

Daniel Daunis Jr., MD, is a psychiatry resident at Massachusetts General Hospital. He received both his BA, with a concentration in microbiology, and his MD from Louisiana State University. He is interested in bioethical problems and challenges faced by patients and physicians in the general hospital setting.

Fellowship year: 2017-2018

Adam DeTora, MD

Dr. Adam W. DeTora graduated summa cum laude from Cornell University in 2005 with a BS in Biology and a concentration in microbiology. He received his MD from the University of Massachusetts Medical School where he also completed a residency in pediatrics. He recently completed his subspecialty training in 2015 at the Harvard Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program where he studied the effects of fluconazole prophylaxis on infectious outcomes in the Brigham & Women’s NICU. Dr. DeTora was recruited as an attending neonatologist at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Rodney Dismukes, PhD, MHA, MS
Instructor in Psychiatry

Rodney P. Dismukes is the Clinical Associate Director of Mental Health Services for the VA Boston Healthcare System and is an Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. He chairs the VA Boston’s Ethics Consultation Committee. He earned his PhD in clinical psychology in 1987 from Auburn University and a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill in 2010. He completed an MS in Biomedical Ethics from the Alden March Bioethics Institute at Albany Medical College in 2014.

Visiting Student (Stip) in Global Health and Social Medicine (EXT)

Theofilos (Theo) El Sayed Omar is an aspiring cardiothoracic surgeon with a profound interest in lung and heart transplantation. He is currently an MA candidate in Medical Ethics at Keele University School of Law in the UK. His dissertation research focuses on public health, end-of-life-care and organ donation ethics. He has an avid curiosity of medical philosophy and clinical ethics, and is fluent in both Greek and Arabic. Theo sits on the UK Donation Ethics Committee and teaches bioethics classes at Yale University.

Fellow in Bioethics

Kristen Elwell, JD, is the associate director of research policy and compliance in Harvard’s Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology. She received her BA from American University and her JD from Suffolk University Law School with a concentration in health and biomedical law. She is particularly interested in areas of bioethics relating to stem cell and regenerative biology, as well as how policies are shaped by bioethics. Kristen was a member of the Suffolk University Law School’s Journal of Health & Biomedical Law.

Visiting Postgrad Research Fellow (Stip) in Global Health and Social Medicine (EXT)

Talia Engelhart, MPH is the Program Director for the Young Parents Program at Boston Children’s Hospital, a primary care clinic for teen parents and their children that provide comprehensive medical and social services. Earlier in her career she worked for the Penn Center for Bioethics, the US Dept of Health and Human Services, and the Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma. Additionally, she is a certified mediator with an interest in family conflict.

Instructor in Medicine

Dr. Grace Farris graduated from Brown Medical School in 2008. She completed her internal medicine residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Farris is a hospitalist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and is part of the Katherine Swan Ginsburg Humanism in Medicine Program Associate Faculty. Dr. Farris's scholarly interests include narrative medicine, ethics in hospital medicine and the care of the hospitalized elderly. She is the co-course director of the Harvard Medical School Aging: Bench to Bedside fourth year elective.

Fellow in Bioethics

Rebecca S. Feinberg, JD, MBe, MS, is a teaching assistant professor at DePaul University. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Yeshiva University, a JD and MBE from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MS in biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University. She is interested in bioethical issues related to women’s health in the developing world and assisted reproductive technologies. Rebecca was the James Wilson Merit Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania where she was a member of the Inn of Court Honor Society and received the Henry Meacham Public Service Award.