Marylou Nesbitt, RN, MS, AOCN is an oncology clinical specialist at Dana Farber Cancer Institute where she co-chairs the Ethics Advisory Committee. She received a BSN at the University of Pittsburgh and a MS at Boston University as an Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist. She is interested in integrating bioethics into the care of people with cancer and supporting oncology nurses to address ethical concerns around practices. Marylou received the Ethics Career Development Award from the Oncology Nursing Society in 2003.
Research Fellow in Global Health and Social Medicine (EXT)
The World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for HIV Strategic Information is a unique center which brings together an interdisciplinary group of scientists and policymakers and institutions of excellence in HIV surveillance from all over the world. The Center's mission is to contribute to increasing capacities in the implementation of efficient, sustainable and context-specific HIV surveillance and monitoring and evaluation systems which enable evidence-based development of HIV prevention, care, and treatment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.