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

Evelyn M. McKinney, JD, PhD

Dr. McKinney, Assistant Professor of Medical Humanities and Research Ethics is a health law scholar and bioethicist primarily interested in ethical decision making in health care and biomedical research. Her educational research and curriculum development activities concern helping others draw on the tools of moral ethics, laws, professional codes of ethics, critical thinking, and behavioral ethics to enhance the quality of medical practice, analysis of health laws and policies, responsible conduct of research, and humanism to better understand how to address ethical dilemmas. Dr. McKinney has served as Director of Medical Education for the Institute for the Medical Humanities and as a member of the Ethics Support team of the Institute for Translational Sciences. She is currently an elected officer of REACH, a coalition of community health-oriented organizations in the Greater Galveston area with strong ties to Preventive Medicine and Community Health and the Institute for Translational Sciences.
  • BS, Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, 1984
  • MA, Public Administration, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, 1989
  • JD, University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas, 2001
  • PhD, Medical Humanities, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 2007
  • Translational research ethics
  • Translational research ethics and education
  • Institute for the Medical Humanities
  • Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health

Ewing Hall, Suite 3.102, 700 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Texas
Phone: (409) 772-9386
Fax: (409) 772-5640
Email: emmckinn@utmb.edu
Mailing address: 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77555-1311