Rebecca Li, PhD, has over 17 years of experience spanning the entire drug development process with experience in Biotech, Pharma and CRO environments. Dr. Li currently serves as the Executive Director of the Multi-regional Clinical Trial Center at Harvard. The Center was chartered to improve the design, conduct and oversight of multi-regional clinical trials in the developing world and simplifying research through best practices. She was also a Fellow in the Division of Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School.
Henry Isaiah Dorr Distinguished Professor of Research and Teaching in Anaesthetics and Anaesthesia
Edward Lowenstein, MD, Distinguished Henry Isaiah Dorr Professor of Anaesthesia and Professor of Medical Ethics was the Founding Chief of the Cardiac Anesthesia Group at Massachusetts General Hospital (1970). This was the first academic organization of the subspecialty and trained many of the leaders of the field. He served as Fellow of Medical Ethics in the Division of Medical Ethics 1997-8 because of an interest in end-of-life care gained in providing medical care to cardiac surgical patients. An advocate for aid in dying, he was a signatory of the narrowly defeated Massachusetts initi
Jeantine Lunshof is a philosopher and bioethicist and is Assistant Professor at the Department of Genetics, University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy with a minor in Tibetan Language & Culture at Hamburg University (Germany) and graduated in Philosophy with a minor in Health Law at the University of Amsterdam. She obtained her PhD degree at VU University with a thesis concerning the impact that developments in genomic sciences have on practical ethics and normative theory.
Guy Maytal, MD is the Associate Director of Ambulatory Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Director of the MGH Psychiatry Urgent Care and Primary Care Psychiatry Clinics, and Psychiatric Liaison to the Palliative Care Team at MGH. He is a senior member of the MGH Optimum Care Committee (Ethics Committee). He is also an Instructor at Harvard Medical School.
Research Fellow in Global Health and Social Medicine (EXT)
Mary McDonough, JD, PHD a former Legal Services health care attorney and state legislator, has a law degree; a MA in Catholic theology, with a specialization in moral theology; and, a PhD in ethics and social theory with a specialization in bioethics. She has taught ethics and has been a visiting scholar at The Hastings Center. She writes extensively on health care policy focusing on issues of social justice and is the author of “Can a Health Care Market Be Moral?
WENDY MCHUGH, RN, MS is a Clinical Nurse Ethicist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where she provides ethics consultations to patients and staff members, facilitates monthly Ethics Rounds on 18 units, co-coordinates a monthly Ethics Case Conference and Ethics Liaison Group, helps to plan an annual nursing workshop on ethics, and is a member of the Ethics Advisory Committee. She has given a variety of lectures on clinical ethics at BIDMC and other medical centers and is a member of the Harvard Ethics Leadership Group.
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.
Paul McLean a former newspaper journalist in Los Angeles and Boston, is vice president of the nonprofit Community Voices in Medical Ethics and blogger and social network coordinator for the affiliate Community Ethics Committee (CEC). Through the Harvard Ethics Leadership, the CEC's research and reports inform specific policies and practices within the Harvard teaching hospitals with a unique perspective reflective of the diverse communities they serve.
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.