Jeantine Lunshof is a philosopher and bioethicist, she is Research Scientist-Ethicist at MIT Media Lab, and affiliated as Assistant Professor with the Department of Genetics, University Medical Center Groningen. At Harvard Medical School, Jeantine is Ethics Consultant to the Department of Genetics, Church Lab, and the Center for Excellence in Genomic Science and Center for Genomically Engineered Organs (CGEO). Since 2006, she is ethics consultant with the Personal Genome Project, for which she developed the innovative model of Open Consent.
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.
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.
Stephen F. O’Neill, LICSW, BCD, JD is the Associate Director of the Ethics Support Service at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and is the Social Work Manager for Psychiatry, Primary Care, and Infectious Disease. He completed a Fellowship in Bioethics in the Division of Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School, is an Associate Faculty in the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Simmons College Graduate School of Social Work. Mr.
Dr. Peerzada is a member of the Division of General Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital. She works as a pediatric hospitalist at South Shore Hospital. She has served as a member of the Ethics Advisory Committee at Boston Children’s since 2010. She earned her medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School and a master’s degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. She was trained in Pediatrics at the University of Virginia and then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Health Services Research at Harvard as well as a fellowship in Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health.
Carol L. Powers is Co-Founder and Chair of the Community Ethics Committee, operating under the auspices of the Harvard Ethics Leadership Group. The Community Ethics Committee (the CEC) was the outcome of Carol’s Fellowship at the Division of Medical Ethics during the 2006-2007 academic year. The CEC is a group of dedicated volunteers ranging in age from their teens to seventies, diverse as to religious, cultural, educational, and socio-economic backgrounds. The Committee, through one of its members, Paul C.
Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Steven Ralston, MD is a high-risk obstetrician with an interest in ethical issues around maternal autonomy, prenatal diagnosis, fetal therapy, and parental decision-making at periviable gestations. He has served as Chair of the Ethics Committee for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and has been teaching in the HMS ethics curriculum since 2012.