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Salla Saxén

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.

Sadath A. Sayeed, MD, JD
Assistant Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine

Dr. Sayeed completed his undergraduate degree in government at Dartmouth College in 1990, his law degree at the University of Michigan in 1993, and his medical degree at the University of Iowa in 2000. He completed his internship and residency in pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, and remained there for a fellowship in perinatal-neonatal medicine. From 2005 to 2006 he was a clinical instructor at UCSF in the Department of Pediatrics and an adjunct lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.

Allison Scobie-Carroll, LICSW, MBA

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.

J Bradley Segal is a medical student at Harvard Medical School. He grew up in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego where he received his BA in Philosophy and BS in Physiology/Neuroscience. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with department, college, and university honors. In 2013, Brad matriculated as an MD candidate at Harvard Medical School. There he later also enrolled in a Master of Bioethics degree program, which he completed during the 2016–2017 academic year.

Research Fellow

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.

Instructor in Psychiatry, Part-time
Patrick T. Smith
Associate Research Professor of Theological Ethics and Bioethics; Senior Fellow, Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University

Patrick T. Smith holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in philosophy from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. He has specific interests in the areas of moral philosophy, philosophical and theological bioethics, end-of-life medical ethics, and hospice palliative care.

Mildred Solomon
Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Part-time

Mildred Z. Solomon, EdD is Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Part-time and a core faculty member of the Center for Bioethics at HMS, where she directs the school’s Fellowship in Bioethics.  Professor Solomon is also the president of The Hastings Center, an independent research institute in Garrison, NY that explores ethical issues in health, health care and the life sciences.  A bioethicist and social science researcher who conducts both normative and empirical ethics research, Dr.

Sheleagh Somers, MSW, LICSW

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.

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First Deputy General Counsel - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Lecturer on Medicine, Part-Time – Harvard Medical School

David Sontag is First Deputy General Counsel at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a Lecturer on Medicine, Part-Time at Harvard Medical School.  His current legal practice focuses on advising and resolving legal and compliance issues related to corporate and clinical affiliations and other business relationships with the medical center, including its relationship with its accountable care organization.  David also advises medical center clinicians regarding guardianships, health care proxies and related informed consent issues, and oversees the process for obtaining guardianships for