The Kennedy Institute of Ethics is pleased to appoint two new affiliate faculty: Keren Hammerschlag, PhD, and Susan Crockin, JD.
Dr. Hammerschlag is a Postdoctoral Assistant Professor in Georgetown’s Department of Art and Art History, as well as a Visiting Fellow in the College of Fine Arts at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Her research interests include representations of gender and the intersections between medical history and modern art. Before coming to Georgetown, she was a Wellcome Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for the Humanities and Health at King’s College London, where she worked on the theme of ‘Case Studies of Medical Portraiture.’
Crockin is a Scholar at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at the Georgetown University Law Center. Her legal career has focused on emerging legal issues surrounding the assisted reproductive technologies, particularly the impact of scientific and medical advances on existing tenets of family, health, and reproductive law. Her current work focuses on equitable utilization and third party coverage of fertility and reproductive genetic treatments for those whose family-building ability is dependent on them; inter-professional efforts to reduce health care costs related to fertility treatments through single embryo transfer, insurance, and other methods; exploration of the legal implications of fertility preservation and cryopreservation of donor gametes and embryos; and cross-border reproductive care including international surrogacy.