Randall Owen, MS, MPhil, PA-C currently serves as a staff physician assistant with PhysicianOne Urgent Care based in Glastonbury, Connecticut. He received PA training at George Washington University and completed his PA surgical residency at Norwalk Hospital/Yale School of Medicine. His interests include ethical challenges surrounding the delivery of medical care during long duration and exploration-class space missions. Randall was the first PA to complete the NASA Fellowship in Aerospace Medicine.
Al Ozonoff, PhD, CPPS is Director of Patient Safety and Quality Research at Boston Children’s Hospital. He received a PhD in Mathematics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is interested in bioethical issues that arise in the healthcare setting, especially Quality Improvement and research involving children and adolescents. Al is a certified patient safety professional.
Allan Peetz, MD is a fellow in Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Critical Care at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He most recently finished his general surgery residency at The University of Chicago. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Notre Dame, with an academic focus inn cultural anthropology. He earned his medical doctorate from the University of Michigan Medical School. He has a special interest in surgical ethics.
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Rosemary Reiss, MD directs the Center for Fetal Medicine and Prenatal Genetics, in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and is Assistant Professor at HMS. After residency at Yale, she completed a fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at the Ohio State University, staying on their faculty until moving to Boston in 2000. Her training in the US was punctuated by extended visits to British NHS hospitals, opportunities to observe a different model of health care provision.
Frederic Romain, RRT, MDiv, DMin is an Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Theology at the Gordon-Conwell Seminary and is a member of the Optimum Care Committee at MGH. He is also a Pastor at Tabernacle Baptist Church, Roslindale. Frederic received his MDiv and DMin from Gordon-Conwell with a concentration track in marriage and family therapy. His interest is in speaking for those not at the table, particularly minorities. Dr. Romain has been published in the BMJ Journal of Medical Ethics, and is a recipient of the Cornell Schwartz Spiritual Caregiver Fellowship.
Research Fellow in Global Health and Social Medicine (EXT)
Noah K. Rosenberg, MD is Assistant Professor (Clinical) of Emergency Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He graduated from Oregon Health & Science University, School of Medicine, in 2008 and completed residency in Emergency Medicine at Brown in 2012. He has worked internationally in many settings and most recently responded to the Ebola epidemic in Liberia and Sierra Leone. He is interested in the bioethical problems that arise in international medical aid in the setting of intense gradients of economic inequality.
Jennifer M. Ryan, JD is the Director for the Office for Academic and Research Integrity, HMS. She recevied a JD from Georgetown University Law Center. She is interested in conflicts of interest that arise in the research and clinical settings. Jennifer is the recipient of the Daniel D. Federman Staff Award for Exceptional Service to HMS/HSDM.
Salla Saxén, MSSc is a social psychology PhD student from the University of Eastern Finland, preparing a dissertation on the everyday ethical understandings of Finnish healthcare professionals. An important feature of her dissertation is to reflect the ethical landscape of Finnish healthcare professionals against the backdrop of the bioethical clinical consultation profession in the United States.
Allison Scobie-Carroll, LICSW, MBA is the Director of Social Work at Boston Children’s Hospital where she provides clinical and administrative leadership to a team of 150 clinical social workers and 30 graduate and post graduate trainees serving in medical, psychiatric and community based settings throughout the enterprise. Prior to moving into her current role in 2012, Ms. Scobie-Carroll served as the Program Director of the Child Protection Program at Boston Children’s for nearly a decade.
M. Sheleagh Somers, MSW, LICSW a clinical social worker at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, is a graduate of Simmons School of Social Work and a two year post graduate program in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Theory and Practice. She works with OB/GYN patients and with parents who have an infant admitted to the NICU. She is a member of the hospital wide Ethics Support Service, facilitates NICU Ethics Rounds and serves on a number of NICU related committees.