Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby, PhD,MA

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Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics, Center of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine, Richmond, TX

Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby is an assistant professor of bioethics in the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy with an adjunct appointment at Rice University. She received her PhD in philosophy, with a specialization in bioethics, from Michigan State University in 2008. Her research focuses on the ethical and practical questions raised by research on human judgment and decision making. She has received funding for her conceptual work from a Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholars Award and is a co-investigator on an NIH funded study to investigate decision making in the clinical integration of whole genome sequencing, and is principal investigator on a PCORI award to develop a patient decision aid for ventricular assist device placement.