Lisa Campo-Engelstein, PhDProfessor and Chair, Department of Bioethics and Health Humanities
Director, Institute for Bioethics & Health Humanities 

Lisa Campo-Engelstein, PhD

  • Lisa Campo-Engelstein is the Harris L. Kempner Chair in the Humanities in Medicine, Professor and Chair, Department of Bioethics and Health Humanities and Director, Institute for Bioethics & Health Humanities.  Trained in philosophy, she approaches topics in medicine from a feminist and queer perspective. She is particularly interested in how cultural norms, especially gender norms, influence science and medicine and vice versa. Her main research area is reproductive and sexual ethics, especially male contraception, fertility preservation, reproductive/sexual organ transplants, and abortion.  

    Dr. Campo-Engelstein is an award-winning teacher and scholar, and has been interviewed about reproductive ethics topics by leading national and international news organizations including National Public Radio, The New Yorker, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and the British Broadcasting Corporation. In 2019 the BBC recognized her research as engendering a better future for women, naming her as one of the 100 “inspiring and influential” Women of 2019.
    • BA in Philosophy, Middlebury College, 2001
    • Philosophy, Michigan State University, 2005
    • PhD in Philosophy, Michigan State University, 2009
    • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Northwestern University, 2009-11
    • Graduate Certificate in Clinical Ethics Consultation, Albany Medical College, 2013
    • Institute for Bioethics & Health Humanities
    • Department of Bioethics & Health Humanities
    • School of Public and Population Health
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