2008 - Daniel Bustillos, JD, PhD

Advisor:  Ronald A. Carson, Ph.D.

Dissertation Title: Listening with the Third Ear: Exploring the Practical Philosophy of Transcultural Understanding
Current Position and Address: Assistant Professor
School of Nursing & Health Studies
University of Washington, Bothell
phone: (425) 352-3542
email: danbus@uw.edu

Dan Bustillos is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing & Health Studies at University of Washington,Bothell and has also held faculty appointments at Saint Louis University’s Center for Health Care Ethics, and its College for Public Health and Social Justice, as well as the Health Law & Policy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center. . He completed his PhD in Medical Humanities at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston Law Center, and recently finished a postdoctoral fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine as well as the Medical Law and Ethics Fellowship at UTMB. Dr. Bustillos was both an adjunct and research professor at the University of Houston's Health Law & Policy Institute and has been an Institutional Review Board member for several years. He teaches Ethical Issues in Public Health and his research interests are broad though lately he's been studying health disparities in health care and research. Currently, Dan is at work on a book manuscript on the landmark 1904 U.S. Supreme Court case of Jacobson vs. Massachusetts, and on how a historical re-contextualization of this case can help us understand current vaccination controversies.

Dan joined the Medical Humanities Doctoral program after completing his law degree at the University of Houston in 2002. He served as the President for the Students for Bioethics and the Humanities organization, served on multiple UTMB committees, co-authored a revision of the Institute's Texas Medical Jurisprudence Examination Self-Study Guide, and was the Institute's Law and Ethics Fellow.

AWARDS
2005 - Medical Humanities Endowed Scholarship
2006 - Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
2007 - Robert Bennett Tuition Scholarship Award
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