Health Care Ethics Graduate Program Faculty

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Amy Haddad

Amy M. Haddad, Ph.D.

Amy M. Haddad, PhD, RN, is the Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Endowed Chair in the Health Sciences at Creighton University; she is also President of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities. She has a BSN from Creighton University, an MSN from University of Nebraska Medical Center, and a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Among her publications are several books, including The Health Professional and Patient Interaction (8th ed.) with Drs. Ruth Purtilo and Regina Doherty (2014) and Case Studies in Pharmacy Ethics (3rd ed.) with Drs. Robert Veatch and E.J. Last (2017). She was a national Carnegie Scholar at the Carnegie Center for the Advancement of the Scholarship of Teaching in which she evaluated various methods of teaching applied ethics including the use of standardized patients. Additional areas of research outside of ethics education include the assessment of interprofessional collaboration, incorporation of the medical humanities in health professions education and the lived experiences of women with breast cancer post-diagnosis and treatment.

Helen Chappele

Helen Stanton Chapple, Ph.D.

While obtaining her Ph.D. in Anthropology and Masters in Clinical Ethics, Chapple pursued her interests in dying as it occurs in the American hospital. Her dissertation research was an ethnographic study comparing dying in two hospitals. Her current research interests involve the study of nursing recommendations for palliative care. Chapple came to Creighton in 2007 after 20 years of bedside nursing in a variety of settings. She served on the University of Virginia Health System's Ethics Committee for 10 years. An active member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, she served as its President in 2007-2008. Chapple teaches ethics to traditional nursing undergraduate students at Creighton while pursuing an MSN in Clinical Systems Administration. Her book "No Place for Dying: Hospitals and the Ideology of Rescue" was published in 2010 by Left Coast Press.

John Stone

John R. Stone, MD, Ph.D.

John Stone, MD, Ph.D., earned a BA from Emory University, his MD at Johns Hopkins University; an MA in philosophy at the University of Montana, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy at Brown University. Stone practiced cardiology, co-founded the Institute of Medicine and Humanities in Missoula, Montana, and was associate professor at the National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care at Tuskegee University, Alabama. Social justice is an overarching theme in his work, especially health inequalities that adversely affect minority populations. These concerns flow through his work related to health policy, research ethics, cross-cultural health interventions, institutional transformation and humanistic health care. Stone's professional activities include scholarship, writing, teaching, grant development, and programmatic work.

Mark Robinson

Mark Robinson, Ph.D.

Mark's work is at the intersection of bioethics, medical anthropology and science and technology studies. His current interests include the social dimensions and broad ethical implications of emerging sciences and biotechnologies. Mark explores these broad themes in his current project on the global rise of Translational Science and Medicine. He is especially interested in the interplay of economics, biomedical innovation and global health care. Mark's previous publications and research explore issues in neuroscience, psychopharmaceuticalization and ethical issues in genetic engineering. His research has received recognition from the National Science Foundation, the International Neuroethics Society, the Wenner-Gren Foundation and Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School. He recently received the Concha Delgado Gaitán Presidential Fellowship Award and the Wicklander Fellowship in Ethics.

Jos Welie

Jos V.M. Welie, Ph.D.

Jos V.M. Welie, Ph.D., studied medical sciences and law at the University of Maastricht and philosophy at the Radboud University of Nijmegen in The Netherlands, as well as clinical ethics at Loyola University Chicago. He is a professor at the Center for Health Policy and Ethics with a secondary appointment in Creighton's Graduate School, and served as visiting professor on the Faculty of Theology of the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy, in 2005-2006. He is on the board of several international associations and journals, and has authored, co-authored, and edited close to 200 publications. His research interests include ethical issues in death and dying, the intersection of law and ethics, philosophical anthropology, and Catholic bioethics.