Lisa Campo-Engelstein is the Harris L. Kempner Chair in the Humanities in Medicine Professor, the Director of the Institute for the Medical Institute, and an Associate Professor in Preventive Medicine and Population Health. 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.