PMPH Faculty


Michele A. Carter, PhDProfessor
Director of Ethics Support, Institute for Translational Sciences

Ewing Hall, Suite 3.102S, 700 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Texas
Phone: (409) 772-2377
Fax: (409) 772-5640
Mailing address: 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77555-1311

Michele A. Carter, PhD

Dr. Carter is a nationally recognized expert in clinical and research ethics, and is the holder of the Frances C. and Courtney M. Townsend, Sr. Professorship in Medical Ethics. She is trained as a philosopher and has been a member of the Institute for Medical Humanities since 1993 where she also directs the Health Care Ethics Concentration of the Graduate Program in Medical Humanities. Dr. Carter is a Distinguished Teaching Professor in UTMB’s Academy of Master Teachers, providing education in the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. She also serves as a research mentor for the Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Research Ethics. She teaches ethics to a wide variety of students, professionals, and community organizations. Additionally, she directs the ethics support key resource of the Institute for Translational Sciences at UTMB, and serves as Director of the Research Ethics Consultation Service and facilitates Research Subject Advocate functions. Dr. Carter currently serves on the UTMB Institutional Review Board as well. Dr. Carter’s expertise and experience serves researchers and trainees in: curriculum design and teaching; community consideration for ethically sensitive research projects; review of proposals for insight into potential ethical and social issues; identifying and mitigating potential obstacles to patient recruitment, enrollment, and retention, and other areas where Ethics expertise is required.

  • BS, Nursing, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1972
  • MS, Nursing, Texas Women's University, Dallas, Texas, 1982
  • PhD, Philosophy, Graduate Program in Medical Ethics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1989
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Bioethics Program, Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center, The National Institutes of Health, Washington DC, 1989-1990
  • Institute for the Medical Humanities
  • Department of Preventive Medicine and Population Health
  • Institute for Translational Sciences