Alumni Placement



Tina Nguyen, PhD
The Contribution of Ethical Governance of Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning in Healthcare
Advisor: Dr. Gerard Magill
Visiting Scholar & Clinical Ethics Fellow
University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston, Texas)


Yoelit Lipinsky, PhD
Clash of Titans: An Ethical Framework Towards Limitations in Religious Accommodation Within Healthcare
Director: Dr. Gerard Magill
MITACS Postdoctoral Fellow, Ethics and Consent, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia (BC, Canada)

Jude Anyaeche DHCE
The Ethical Justification of Extracorporeal Interval Support for Organ Retrieval (ESOR) Within the Context of Donation after Circulatory Determination of Death (DCDD)
Director: Dr. Gerard Magill
Religious Order Appointment

Nikolija Lukich, PhD
An Ethical Foundation for Genetic Therapy & Gene Editing (CRISPR)
Director: Dr. Gerard Magill
Regional Ethicist, Champlain Centre for Health Care Ethics, The Ottawa Hospital

Deesa Mrvos PhD, B.S.N
Professional Ethics for College Health Services
Director: Dr. Gerard Magill
Director, Duquesne University Health Services


Reem AlShinawi, PhD
The Ethical Challenge for HIPAA's Privacy Rule in the Genomics Era of Data Analytics
Director: Dr. Gerard Magill
BioMedical Ethics Consultant/King Fahad Specialist Hospital Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Lisa Martinelli, PhD, JD
The Ethical Accountability of Organizational Leadership to Communities of Stakeholders in Healthcare
Director: Dr. Gerard Magill
Vice President, Chief Privacy and Data Ethics Officer, Highmark Health

Augustine Lezorgia Wayii, PhD
The Contribution of a Global Ethics Approach to Health and the Environment in the Niger Delta Region
Director: Dr. Gerard Magill
Lead Chaplain, Ethics Committee Member, Allegheny General Hospital

Roderick Williams, PhD
A Bioethical Paradigm for Enhanced, Post or Transhumans in Medicine and Biological Research
Director: Dr. Joris Gielen

Ercan Avci
Quality in All Levels: A Model Defining and Measuring Quality in Bioethics Education
Director: Dr. Henk ten Have

Megan Kent, MA to PhD


Dr. Nora Al-harbi
End of Life Care Practices in Two Cultures: A Comparative Ethical Analysis and Recommendations
Director: Dr. Henk ten Have
Consultant of Academic & Training Affairs Bioethicist, King Fahad Medical City, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Fahad Alhazmi
The Ethical Challenge of Conflicts of Interest in Healthcare
Director: Dr. Gerard Magill
Assistant Professor, King AbdulAziz University, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Kate Molchan
An Ethical Model for Mandatory Reporting to Avoid Preventable Adverse Harm in Health Care
Director: Dr. Gerard Magill
Community Engagement Scholars Program Manager, Duquesne University

Dr. Evangel Sarwar
Precision Medicine and its Ethical and Social Implications: Public Health and Global Perspectives
Director: Dr. Henk ten Have
Healthcare Ethics Fellow, Bon Secours Health System, Marriottsville, Maryland
Influenza Coordinator at Allegheny County Health Department

Dr. Bernetta DeNeice Welch
An Ethical Analysis of Reproductive Justice in the Context of the Eugenics Movement in the United States
Director: Dr. Henk ten Have
Religious Order Appointment

Dr. Dina Mulbarak
Public Health Policy: An Ethical Analysis of Quarantine
Director: Dr. Henk ten Have
Data and Compliance, Policy Development, The Council of Cooperative Health Insurance, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Dr. Chike Anyigbo
Solidarity with the Vulnerable: Global Healthcare Ethics in a Spiritan Perspective
Director: Dr. Gerard Magill
Religious Order Appointment

Dr. Joseph Bertino
Key Components for an Ethics Consultation Curriculum
Director: Dr. Gerard Magill
Clinical Bioethicist, Wellstar Health, Atlanta, GA

Dr. Ariel Clatty
Enhancing Quality Ethics Consultations in Pediatric Medicine
Director: Dr. Gerard Magill
Medical Ethicist, UPMC Presbyterian & Shadyside Hospitals, Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Natalie Dick
An Ethical Framework for Organizational Resource Allocation for Patient Services in Health Care
Assistant Professor, Slippery Rock University School of Business, Slippery Rock, PA

Dr. Alex Dubov
Emotions, Intuitions and Risk Perception in Critical Care Medical Decision-Making
Director: Dr. Henk ten Have
Assistant Professor, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA

Dr. DiAnn Ecret
Using the Ethics of Care to Re-Interpret Consent in the Management of Care for Addiction Disorders
Director: Dr. Gerard Magill
Assistant Professor, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
Nurse Planner & Adjunct Lecturer, National Catholic Bioethics Center, Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Gary Edwards
The Challenge of Enhancement and Adaptability in Healthcare: An Ethical Framework for Organizations
Director: Dr. Gerard Magill
VP of Mission Integration, St. Mary Medical Center - Trinity Health, Langhorne, PA

Dr. Lyndsie Ferrara
The Contribution of Ethical Reasoning Skills in Forensic Science
Director: Dr. Gerard Magill
Assistant Professor, Forensic Science & Law - Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. David Garvis
The Normative Approach of the Catholic Tradition in the Ethical and Religious Directives for Resolving Ethical Dilemmas Regarding Medical Technology
Director: Dr. Gerard Magill
Medical Ethics Scholar of the Center for Medical Ethics at Baylor College of Medicine,TX

Dr. Daniel Hurst
A Bioethics Tool for the implementation of Global Principles by the Pharmaceutical Industry
Director: Dr. Henk ten Have
Assistant Professor & Director of Professionalism, Ethics & Humanities - Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Margaret Lemley
A Systems Approach to Moral Distress in Long Term Care
Director: Dr. Gerard Magill

Dr. Amanda Mattone
An Ethical Framework for Communication of Prognosis in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Director: Dr. Gerard Magill

Dr. Carrie Stott
An Ethics of Care Approach to Managing the Burden of Alzfeimer's Disease
Director: Dr. Gerard Magill
Ethics Consultant, UPMC Mercy, Pittsburgh, PA
Adjunct Professor, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA
Adjunct Professor, Duquesne University - School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Rabee Toumi
The Core Relation Between Hospitality (Philoxeni), Dignity and Vulnerability in Orthodox Christian Bioethics: A Contribution to Global Bioethics
Director: Dr. Gerard Magill

Dr. Christine Trani
An Organizational Ethics Framework to Balance Individual Privacy and Population Interests Regarding Genetic Technologies
Director: Dr. Gerard Magill
Regulatory Coordinator, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
IRB Analyst I, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


Dr. Michael Afolabi
Public Health Disasters: A Global Ethical Framework
Director: Dr. Henk ten Have
Book Manuscript Reviewer - Springer Science
Freelance Medical Writer - Cactus Communications
Reviewer - International Journal of Ethics Education
Scientific Writer/Associate Research Fellow - Biokurryous Research Group

Dr. Saleh Alnahdi
The Ethical Obligation for Disclosure of Medical Error in the Intensive Care Unit
Director: Dr. Gerard Magill
Member of the Committee for Quality Assurance & Academic Accreditation, University of Jeddah, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Assistant Professor, University of Jeddah, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Aiyub Mohammad Fahad Alwehaibi
Altruism, Autonomy, and Human Dignity for the Sustainibility of Post-Mortal Organ Donation
Director: Dr. Henk ten Have

Dr. Kiarash Aramesh
An Ethical Framework for Global Governance for Health Research
Director: Dr. Henk ten Have
Director, James F. Drane Bioethics Institute, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology & Health Sciences, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA

Dr. Ahmed Bukhari
Universal Principles of Bioethics and Patient Rights in Saudi Arabia
Director: Dr. Henk ten Have

Dr. Dozie Egbe
An Ethical Argument for a Specific Model of Palliative Care in Nigeria
Director: Dr. Henk ten Have
Religious Order Appointment

Dr. Leah Jeunnette
The Ethical Analysis of the Connection Between Hope and Fertility Preservation
Clinical Ethicist, MetroHealth Medical System, Cleveland, OH
Senior Research Associate, Department of Bioethics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH

Dr. Katherine McCord
The Ethics of Futility Across the Age Continuum
Director: Dr. Gerard Magill

Dr. Stella Morden
The Ethical Right to Health Care in the Affordable Care Act
Director: Dr. Gerard Magill
Nurse Practitioner, Chevron

Dr. Jordan Potter
Revamping the United States Organ Donation System: An Ethical Justification for Compensated Live Organ Donation
Director: Dr. Gerard Magill
Clinical Bioethicist, Wellstar Health, Atlanta, GA
Postdoctoral Fellow in Advanced Bioethics, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Dr. Philip Taraska
How Can the Use of Human Enhancement (HE) Technologies in the Military be Ethically Assessed?
Director: Dr. Henk ten Have

Dr. John Twinomujuni
Truth Telling Beyond Borders: An African Perspective
Director: Dr. Henk ten Have
Religious Order Appointment

Name Degree Dissertation Title Position/Location
Melissa S. Berdell DHCE The Social Obligation to Reduce Stigma in order to Increase Utilization of Mental Health Services Assistant Vice President of Payment Integrity at Beacon Health Options, Inc. in Boston, MA.
Thahab Omar Hawsa MA
Leah Jeunnette Ph.D. The Ethical Analysis of the Connection Between Hope and Fertility Preservation

Clinical Ethicist

MetroHealth Medical System

Senior Research Associate

Department of Bioethics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Barbara Postol  Ph.D. Adopting The UNESCO Ethics Model To Critique Disease Mongering Project Manager, PaTH Project at the University of Pittsburgh, Center for Research on Health Care
Name Degree Dissertation Title Position/Location
Sharon Higginbothan Ph.D. A New Model for the Ethical Analysis of Care for Refugee Women who Experience Female Genital Cutting Director of Operations at Bethlehem Haven
Jim Benedict Ph.D. Covenant Consent: A Revised Consent Model for Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation Sr. Pastor, Union Bridge Church of the Brethren, Maryland, USA.
Alex Garvey Ph.D. Organizational Ethics For Sponsorship and Governance In Catholic Healthcare Senior Vice President of Mission for Bon Secours Saint Francis Health System, Greenville, SC
Shelley Kobuck Ph.D. Moral Courage: A Requirement for Ethical Decision Making in Nursing Home Leadership

Senior Vice President of Operations, Affinity Health Services
Indiana, PA, USA

Jillian Walsh Ph.D. An Enhanced Model for Parental Decision Making for Pediatric Care Healthcare IT Business Analyst
Premier, Inc, Charlotte, NC, USA
Aimee Zellers Ph.D. Rethinking Ethics Assessment in Health technology Assessment: A Non-Linear Approach Atkins Chair for Ethics, Dept. of Philosophy
Carlow University, Carlow, PA, USA

Name Degree Dissertation Title Position/Location
Josie N. Badger DHCE A Requirement of Justice: A Consistent Approach to Healthcare for Elders and Adolescents with Chronic Needs Co-Director, RAISE Center
Kathleen D. Gennuso DHCE Reexamining the obligation for patient advocacy in healthcare facilities CEO & Founder, Institute of Consultative Bioethics Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Lianne Glaus DHCE Ethical Justification of the Practice of Palliative Sedation as Part of a Continuum of Palliative Care Social Work Case Manager, Heritage Valley Health System, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Evaristus Obi Ph.D. An Ethical Justification for Post-Trial Access to Anti-Retroviral Drugs for Participants and Host populations in Developing Countries: A Global Justice Perspective Behavioral Specialist Consultant, Community Psychiatric Centers, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Sarah Stockey DHCE The Ethical Contract Between the Catholic Concept of Personal Dignity and the Secular Concept of Procreative Liberty for Interfility Treatment Co-Director, Federated Guardians
Clinical Ethics Consultant, UPMC Mercy
Name Degree Title Postition/Location
Erin L. McKinley DHCE Enhancing the Model of Constrained Parental Autonomy Regarding Decision-Making for Minors Manager of Ethics, Bon Secours Health System Suffolk, VA, USA
Jessica L. Minor Ph.D. A Revised Model for Informed Consent in Predictive Genetic Testing Dean, School of Health Professions, Bob Jones University
Rev. Dr. John Mary K. Mooka Ph.D. The Ethical Balance Between Individual and Population Health Interests to Effectively Manage Pandemics and Epidemics Faculty, Institute of Ethics and Development Studies, Uganda Martyrs University, Uganda
Rev. Peter Osuji, C.S.Sp. Ph.D. The Contribution of African Traditional Medicine For A Model of Relational Autonomy in Informed Consent Assistant Professor, Center for Healthcare Ethics, Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Amy M. Vandyke Ph.D. An Ethical Justification of Weight Loss Surgery System Ethicist, Mt. Carmel Health System, OH, USA
Name Degree Title Position/Location
Leonard T. Chuwa, A.J. Ph.D. Interpreting the Cluture of Ubuntu:  The Contribution of a Representative Indigenous Africa Ethics to Global Bioethics  Systems Director of Bioethics, St. Vincent's Healthcare Jacksonville, FL, USA
Sr. Theadora Krause, CSFN Ph.D. The Ethical Significance of the Virtuous Organization Inspired by Catholic Mission for the Delivery of Health Care  Ethicist/Nurse Practitioner at Veterans Health Administration
Steven J. Squires Ph.D. Interpreting Materical Cooperation as a Function of Moral Development to Guide Ministry Formation Director of Ethics, Mercy Health Cinncinati, OH
Katherine Wilt Ph.D. Simulation-based Learning in Healthcare Ethics Education Consultant in Healthcare Ethics, Education, and Simulation, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Name Degree Title Position/Location
R. Dennis Macaleer Ph.D. The Contribution of Foundational New Testament Theological Themes to the Meaning of Basic Bioethics Principles Pastor, Level Green Presbyterian Church, Trafford, PA, USA
Prior 2011
Name Degree Position/Location
Marianne Burda Ph.D. Medical Bioethics Consultant, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Elizabeth K. Chaitin DHCE Director of Hospital Based Palliative Care Services,UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institue, UPMC Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Thomas C. Foreman DHCE Director of Clinical and Organizational Ethics, The Ottawa Hospital Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Robert M. Frampton, MPT DHCE Director, Physical Therapy, University of Mount Union Alliance, OH, USA
Elizabeth Moore DHCE Palliative Care Coordinator, Heritage Valley Health System
Jessica A. Moore DHCE Assistant Professor, Dpt. Critical Care, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston, TX, USA
Hellen D. Ransom DHCE Teaching Assistant Professor, Dpt. Of Bioethics and Interdisciplinary Studies, East Carolina University Greenville, NC, USA
Jennifer M. Shaw DHCE
Vannessa G. Vassar-Bush DHCE
Valerie B. Violi-Satkoske Ph.D. VP Ethics UPMC and UPMC PUH/SHY
VP Mission Effectiveness, Spiritual Care, and Ethics UPMC Mercy