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Evelyn M. "Bernadette" McKinney, JD, PhDAssistant Professor
Director, Medical Education

Lisa Campo-Engelstein, PhD

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.
  • BA in Philosophy, Middlebury College, 2001
  • MA.in Philosophy, Michigan State University, 2005
  • PhD in Philosophy, Michigan State University, 2009
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Northwestern University, 2009-11
  • Graduate Certificate in Clinical Ethics Consultation, Albany Medical College, 2013
  • Institute for the Medical Humanities
  • Department of Preventive Medicine and Population Health
Ewing Hall, Suite 3.102
700 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Texas

Phone: (409) 747-9117
Fax: (409) 772-6287
Email: licampoe@utmb.edu
Mailing address: 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77555-1311

Elise Smith, PhD

  • Certificate, Natural Sciences, University of Montreal, 2005
  • BA, minor in Philosophy, Ethics and Law and Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Montreal, 2008
  • MA, Bioethics, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Montreal, 2011
  • PhD, Applied Humanities (Bioethics Option), University of Montreal, 2011-2016
  • Preventive Medicine and Population Health
  • Institute for the Medical Humanities
  • Institute for Translational Science

Associate Members

Associate Professor Emeritus

Institutional Ethics Committee Vision goals

The IEC will:

  1. Create a caring environment for everyone.
  2. Serve to clarify practical applications of the core values in all aspects of patient care.
  3. Provide ethics consultation services for patients and clinicians in collaboration with the Ethics faculty and fellows, with IEC members serving as members of ethics consultation teams when team consultations arise.
  4. Review, revise and/or recommend policies relating to patients’ rights and responsibilities.

The IEC will:

  1. Review, revise and/or make recommendations regarding ethically sensitive policies and procedures that impact the care of patients and potential patients of UTMB.

The IEC will:

  1. Work together to merit the trust of our colleagues and those we serve.

The IEC will:

  1. Promote an inclusive environment that actively values multiplicity among faculty.
  2. Value an array of perspectives in our deliberations and collective efforts.

The IEC will:

  1. Embrace creativity and seek new knowledge.
  2. Aid in identifying and addressing ethical issues in clinical practice.
  3. Measure and monitor outcomes of ethics interventions, collect descriptive data relating to ethics, and track trends in an effort to identify educational opportunities or policy needs.
  4. Provide regional and national leadership for other clinical ethics programs, services, and ethics committees and their members.

Clinical Ethics Consultation Service Contacts

Harold Y. Vanderpool, PhD

  • BA, Religious Studies and Premedicine, Harding College, Searcy, Arkansas, 1958
  • MA, Biblical Studies and Psychology, Abilene Christian College, Abilene, Texas, 1960
  • BD, Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1963
  • PhD, Study of Religion, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1971
  • ThM, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1976
  • Bioethics
  • History of Medicine
  • Institute for the Medical Humanities
  • Department of Preventive Medicine and Population Health

Ewing Hall, Suite 3.102, 700 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Texas
Phone: (409) 772-2376
Fax: (409) 772-6287
Email: hvanderp@utmb.edu
Mailing address: 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77555-1311

Ronald A. Carson, PhD

  • BA, Philosophy, Franklin College of Indiana, Franklin, Indiana, 1962
  • BD, Systematic Theology and Ethics, Colgate Rochester Divinity School, Rochester, New York, 1965
  • PhD, Faculty of Divinity, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, 1968
  • DHum, Franklin College of Indiana, Franklin, Indiana, 1996
  • Institute for the Medical Humanities
  • Department of Preventive Medicine and Population Health

Ewing Hall, Suite 3.102, 700 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Texas
Phone: (409) 772-2376
Fax: (409) 772-6287
Mailing address: 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77555-1311

Heather Green Wooten, PhD

Dr. Wooten is an adjunct assistant professor for the Institute for the Medical Humanities (IMH) where she teaches courses relative to the history of medicine and medical ethics. Her research specialties include the social history of epidemics and disease outbreaks, racial and gender disparities in medicine and American medical biography. Dr. Wooten’s first book, The Polio Years in Texas: Battling a Terrifying Unknown was a recipient of the Mary M. Hughes Research Fellowship by the Texas State Historical Foundation, the T. R. Fehrenbach Book Award by the Texas Historical Commission, and the Ottis Lock Endowment Award. Recent publications include Old Red: Pioneering Medical Education in Texas (Texas State Historical Association Press) and Skilled Hands: Surgery at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, co-authored with Dr. William Henry Kellar. Her latest endeavor involves writing the 50-year history of the Graduate School for the Biomedical Sciences (GSBS). In 2018, Wooten was appointed Project Director for the Handbook of Texas Medicine, a five-year project that will create the first state-based online encyclopedia of medical history in the United States.
  • BA, Mass Communication, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas, 1980
  • MA, American History, University of Houston Clear Lake, Houston, Texas, 1986
  • PhD, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, 2007
  • Social history of epidemics
  • Medical biography
  • History of public health and underserved populations
  • Institute for the Medical Humanities
  • Department of Preventive Medicine and Population Health

Ewing Hall, Suite 3.102N, 700 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Texas
Phone: (409) 747-6970
Fax: (409) 772-6287
Email: hgwooten@utmb.edu
Mailing address: 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77555-1311

William J. Winslade, JD, PhD

William J. Winslade, PhD, JD, PhD holds the James Wade Rockwell Professorship in Philosophy in Medicine. His interests include philosophical, legal and psychoanalytic concepts applied to the study of human values and ethics in science, medicine, technology and law.  He is a member of the Institutefor Medical Humanities as well as the departments of Preventive Medicine and Community Health and Psychiatry.  He is also an Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin and a Fellow of the Hastings Center.

He has written Confronting Traumatic Brain Injury: Devastation, Hope and HealingThe Uses and Abuses of the Insanity Plea, Choosing Life or Death, and Clinical Ethics: An Approach to Ethical Decisions in Clinical Medicine as well as numerous publications in humanities and bioethics.

  • BA, Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois, 1963
  • PhD, Philosophy, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1967
  • JD, School of Law, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 1972
  • PhD, Pscyhoanalysis, Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute, Los Angeles, California, 1984
  • DHL, Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois, 1990
  • Institute for the Medical Humanities
  • Department of Preventive Medicine and Population Health

Ewing Hall, Suite 3.102F, 700 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Texas
Phone:
(409) 772-2376
Fax:
(409) 772-6287
Email:
wwinslad@utmb.edu
Mailing address:
301 University Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77555-1311

Anne Hudson Jones, PhD

When Dr. Jones joined UTMB’s Institute for the Medical Humanities in 1979, she was one of the first literature scholars in the country to hold a faculty appointment in a medical school. Her background in comparative literature (English, American, French, German, and classics) also prepared her for interdisciplinary work—reading and teaching literature in conjunction with art and music, as well as with history and science. Literature and medicine was an exciting new focus for her work, and her research interests became narratives of illness, narrative ethics, and ethical issues in biomedical publication. A founding editor of the flagship journal of her new field in 1982, she served as editor-in-chief of Literature and Medicine (Johns Hopkins University Press) for more than a decade and remains a senior consulting editor of the journal. Dr. Jones has published widely in biomedical and humanities journals and has published two books: Images of Nurses in History, Art, and Literature (translated into Japanese) and, with Faith McLellan, Ethical Issues in Biomedical Publication. She has received many awards for her teaching and research over the years from groups such as the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Writers Association, the American Osler Society, and the University of Texas Board of Regents.

  • French Intensive Language School, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 1964
  • BA, French, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1965
  • German Intensive Language Course, University of  Munich, Munich, Germany, 1966
  • Fellowship, The Sorbonne and Alliance Française, Paris, France, 1968-1969
  • PhD, Comparative Literature, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1974
  • Institute for the Medical Humanities
  • Department of Preventive Medicine and Population Health

Ewing Hall, Suite 3.102, 700 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Texas
Phone: (409) 772-5839
Fax: (409) 772-6287
Email: ahjones@utmb.edu
Mailing address: 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77555-1311

Jeffrey S. Farroni, PhD, JD

  • BS, Marine Biology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 1997
  • PhD, Medical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 2002
  • Postdoctoral Training, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, 2002-2003
  • Clinical Internship, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, 2010
  • JD, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, 2010
  • Translational Research Ethics Fellowship, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, 2010-2012
  • Institute for the Medical Humanities
  • Department of Preventive Medicine and Population Health
  • School of Health Professions
  • School of Nursing
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center

Ewing Hall, Suite 3.102C, 700 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Texas
Phone: (409) 747-1503
Fax: (409) 772-6287
Email: jsfarron@utmb.edu
Mailing address: 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77555-1311

Michele A. Carter, PhD

  • BS, Nursing, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1972
  • MS, Nursing, Texas Women's University, Dallas, Texas, 1982
  • PhD, Philosophy, Graduate Program in Medical Ethics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1989
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Bioethics Program, Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center, The National Institutes of Health, Washington DC, 1989-1990
  • Institute for the Medical Humanities
  • Department of Preventive Medicine and Population Health
  • Institute for Translational Sciences

Ewing Hall, Suite 3.102S, 700 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Texas
Phone: (409) 772-2377
Fax: (409) 772-6287
Email: mcarter@utmb.edu
Mailing address: 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77555-1311

Eric N. Avery, MD

  • BA, Art, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 1970
  • MD, School of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, 1974
  • Internship, Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, 1974-1975
  • Residency, Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, New York, 1975-1978
  • Fellowship, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (HIV/AIDS), Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Medical Branch, 1992-1994
  • Art, HIV/AIDS
  • Visual Medical Humanities
  • Institute for the Medical Humanities
  • Department of Preventive Medicine and Population Health

Ewing Hall, Suite 3.102, 700 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Texas
Phone: (409) 772-2376
Fax: (409)772-6287
Mailing address: 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77555-1311

Members

Director of the Institute for the Medical Institute
Associate Professor
Professor
Assistant Professor
Professor
Adjunct Assistant Professor