Shirley Shalev, MA, PhD is affiliated with the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School, while conducting her academic work at the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine. She also serves as Chair of the Curriculum Committee for the Women, Gender and Health Concentration at Harvard Chan School of Public Health. Her body of work focuses on medical technology, reproductive ethics and women’s health at the intersection of bioethics, science, and society – particularly in the fields of reproductive technology and applied genetics.
Dr. Shalev teaches in the Harvard Fellowship in Bioethics, overseas curriculum design for master’s and doctoral courses, and plays a leading role in the Harvard Group on Reproductive Health and Rights, Steering Committee of the Women, Gender and Health Concentration, Planning Committee of the Harvard Annual Bioethics Conference, as well as numerous Ethics Committees at Harvard-affiliated hospitals. She carries out collaborative and independent research projects, advises on the formulation of domestic and global policy, provides clinical ethics consultation, and fosters strategic collaborations with the greater scientific community in an effort to implement complex conceptual frameworks and develop comprehensive innovative strategies.
Dr. Shalev was granted numerous honours and international excellence awards, and she presents her work at many academic, clinical, and professional programs - including The Hastings Center, Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health, Mass General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard’s Women and Health Initiative, and the Harvard Ethics Consortium. In addition to her scholarly work, she also gained extensive business experience while working with cross-functional teams, technology corporations, and fast-paced entrepreneurial environments.