Thursday, October 8 from 12 – 1PM
Using Public Health Risk as a Rationale for Involuntary Psychiatric Detainment in the Acute Care Setting
Jeff Farroni, PhD, JD
Associate Professor, Institute for the Medical Humanities
University of Texas Medical Branch

Thursday, October 22 from 12 – 1PM
“Responsible Pain Medicine during a Drug Overdose Epidemic”
Travis Rieder, PhD
Assistant Director of Education Initiatives & Research Scholar
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

Thursday, November 12 from 12 – 1PM
When Distribution of Scientific Authorship Becomes a “Blood Sport”
Elise Smith, PhD
Assistant Professor, Institute for the Medical Humanities
University of Texas Medical Branch


Lisa Campo-Engelstein, PhD appointed Director of the Institute for the Medical Humanities

Aug 4, 2020, 07:35 AM by Mary Jo Singleton
Lisa Campo-Engelstein, PhD is now the Director for the Institute for the Medical Humanities. Prior to joining UTMB, she was Associate Director of the Alden March Bioethics Institute with a secondary appointment in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Albany Medical College. Dr. Campo-Engelstein earned a PhD from Michigan State University in philosophy with a focus on bioethics and feminist theory. She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the Oncofertility Consortium at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Dr. Campo-Engelstein specializes in reproductive ethics, especially fertility preservation and male contraception, and feminist and queer bioethics. 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.   With this appointment, she holds the Harris L. Kempner Chair in the Humanities in Medicine and will have an appointment as Associate Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health.

Welcome Dr. Campo-Engelstein!