Appointed director of the Institute in January 2021, Daniel P. Sulmasy, MD, PhD is the André Hellegers Professor of Biomedical Ethics, professor of medicine, and a world renowned scholar and clinician in bioethics, with joint appointments in the Department of Philosophy, the School of Medicine and the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics.

Faculty, Scholars, and Fellows

Senior Research Scholars

Sean Aas, PhD

Senior Research Scholar
Assistant Professor of Philosophy

John Keown, DPhil, PhD, DCL

Senior Research Scholar
Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Christian Ethics

Quill R. Kukla, PhD, MA

Senior Research Scholar
Professor of Philosophy

Maggie Little, BPhil, PhD

Francis J. McNamara, Jr. Chair of Philosophy; Professor of Philosophy
Senior Research Scholar; Director of Ethics Lab

Alyssa Newman, PhD

Senior Research Scholar
Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology

Joel Michael Reynolds

Assistant Professor
Senior Research Scholar, Kennedy Institute of Ethics

Henry Richardson, JD, MPP, PhD

Senior Research Scholar
Professor of Philosophy

Karen Stohr, MA, PhD

Senior Research Scholar
Ryan Family Professor of Metaphysics and Moral Philosophy

William F. Sullivan, MD, PhD

Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. Chair in Bioethics
Senior Research Scholar

Additional Faculty and Fellows

Laura J. Bishop, PhD

Associate Teaching Professor
Academic Program Director

Joel De Lara, PhD, MA

Postdoctoral Fellow, Ethics Lab

Jason Farr, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Ethics Lab

Jonathan Healey, MArch

Assistant Professor of Practice
Assistant Director of Ethics Lab

Sydney Luken, MA

Senior Designer, Ethics Lab
Assistant Research Professor

Myles Sheehan, SJ, MD

Senior Clinical Scholar
Professor of Medicine

Carol Taylor, PhD, MSN, RN, FAAN

Senior Clinical Scholar
Professor of Medicine & Nursing

Visiting Researchers

Paulo Fraga da Silva

Visiting Researcher
Professor at Mackenzie Presbyterian University (UPM), São Paulo, Brazil and professor in the Postgraduate Program in Education, Art and Cultural History at UPM

Hongyeul Lee, MD

Visiting Researcher
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Inje University College of Medicine


Roxie France-Nuriddin

Reference & Program Specialist
IMSE Collection Curator

Maria Maisto, MA

Director of Communications

Patricia Martin, MA

Technical Services Manager

Dawn Sjurset

Institute Administrator

Faculty Affiliates