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Ralph B. Freidin, MD
Instructor in Medicine, Part-time

Ralph Freidin is a primary care physician retired after 35 years of community practice. He is an emeritus attending physician at the Mount Auburn Hospital and clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School. His interests include the process of doctor-patient communications and as well as informed consent. He teaches Medical Ethics and Professionalism to first year Harvard Medical students. Dr. Freidin has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Judi Friedson, RN, MS
Clinical Ethicist

Judi Beckman Friedson, MS, RN  is a Clinical Ethicist at Boston Children’s Hospital, where she coordinates and facilitates ethics consultations, leads the unit-based ethics rounds program, and implements ethics educational programs.  She is a member of the Boston Children’s Ethics Advisory Committee, co-chairs the hospital-wide MOLST Implementation Taskforce, and served as the MOLST liaison between MA Department of Public Health and Boston Children’s Hospital while the new state-wide MOLST policy was implemented.

Fellow in Bioethics

Camila Gabriel, MSc, MS, is a genetic counselor and research fellow at Dana Faber Cancer Institute. She received her BSc and MSc in Fetal Medicine and Prenatal Genetics at University College London and her MS in Genetic Counseling at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. She recently moved from her position at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, London, to Boston for a research fellowship in population genetics. She is interested in the bioethics of genetic discrimination and of women’s health.

Charlene A. Galarneau, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Wellesley College and Director of the Health and Society Minor. Her research explores the ethics of health care, public health, and health policy that take seriously intersecting social relations including gender, “race,” and class.

Staff Assistant
Laura is the part-time staff assistant in the Center. She helps with administrative tasks around the office, and advertising for the Clinical and Health Policy Consortiums. She serves as an aid to the Master’s program, working with the weekly MBE newsletter and helping serve our faculty with any issues they experience with their Canvas sites.

Bizu Gelaye, PhD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor at The Chester M. Pierce, MD Division of Global Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and The Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr.

Faculty Affiliate

Luke Gelinas, PhD is a teaching assistant in Research Ethics for the Master of Bioethics Degree program. He joined the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School in 2015 as the first Petrie-Flom Fellow in Research Ethics. Luke earned his PhD in 2014 from the University of Toronto, where he was a graduate fellow at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Ethics; he also has an MA in Religion summa cum laude from Yale Divinity School. Most recently, Luke completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Bioethics at the National

Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Joseph T. Giacino, PhD co-teaches the Neuroethics course in the Master of Bioethics program. He is the Director of Rehabilitation Neuropsychology at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Consulting Neuropsychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School. Dr.

Byron Good
Professor of Medical Anthropology in the Department of Social Medicine
Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine