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Fellow in Bioethics

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
Writing Support Specialist, Master of Bioethics program

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 Mitchel, Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics
Executive Director

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.

Fellow in Bioethics

Rita Monahan-Earley, CIP is a Clinical Trials Specialist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Her interests include enhancing her understanding of the ethical basis of human subjects research to elevate her level of contribution to this important work. Rita has  published primary papers in the New England Journal of Medicine, Blood, Lancet, and the American Journal of Pathology.

Visiting Fellow in Global Health and Social Medicine

Aníbal Monasterio Astobiza is a Basque Government Posdoctoral Researcher. His research lies at the intersection of the cognitive, biological and social sciences exploring their philosophical underpinnings. He is a member of international (and national) research projects such as for example, EXTEND and INBOTS (Horizon 2020).

Martha Montello
Lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine, Part-time
Research Fellow in Global Health and Social Medicine (EXT)

Lisa Moses, VMD, DACVIM is a veterinarian who founded and directs the Pain Medicine and Palliative Care Service at the MSPCA-Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Moses graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine after working in a large, rural animal shelter. After post graduate training and board certification she spent a dozen years as a senior member of the Section of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine at Angell.

Fellow in Bioethics

Jonathan Mullin, MD is a Pediatric Palliative Care Physician at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children’s Hospital. He received a BA in biology and anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis, and a MD from Case Western Reserve  University. He is interested in bioethics of pediatric palliative and end-of-life care, and the care of children with complex medical conditions.

Research Fellow in Global Health and Social Medicine (EXT)

Peter Murray, MSM, MD, FAAP completed his Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship at Yale in June and he will start as an attending at with the Division of Newborn Medicine at Tufts Floating Hospital for Children in July. Peter’s medical training began in Philadelphia at Temple University School of Medicine where he received his medical degree and he completed Pediatric Residency at AI DuPont Hospital for Children in Delaware. While in fellowship, he worked under his research mentor Dr.

 Lida Nabati, MD
Instructor in Medicine

Lida Nabati, MD is a physician in the Adult Palliative Care Division at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital. She completed training in internal medicine and served as chief resident at Boston Medical center then came to DFCI/BWH to complete a palliative medicine fellowship where she then stayed on as faculty. Dr. Nabati serves on the Ethics Advisory Committee at DFCI as well as the Ethics Committee at BWH and is also a member of the Ethics Committee for the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.