Andrew M. Childress, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine. He also conducts clinical ethics consultations at Houston Methodist Hospital and Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center. His research interests include the integration of the humanities within medical education to prevent physician burnout, ethics of research involving human subjects, and illness narratives within the context of clinical ethics consultations.
Lauren Freeman, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Louisville. She is also an affiliated faculty member in Women's and Gender Studies, a core member of the MA in Bioethics and Medical Humanities, a collaborator with University of Louisville's School of Medicine's eQuality Project, and a former collaborator with the Center for Mental Health Disparities (in the Department of Psychology). She does research in the areas of feminist bioethics, philosophy of medicine, feminist philosophy, phenomenology, philosophy of emotion, and philosophical pedagogy.
Erik Parens, PhD, is a senior research scholar at The Hastings Center, and Director of the Center's Initiative in Bioethics and the Humanities. In 2015, Oxford University Press published his book Shaping Our Selves: On Technology, Flourishing, and a Habit of Thinking.
Alison Reiheld, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville where she also serves as Director of Women's Studies. Her research foci include civility, anger, the ethics of memory, food ethics, and the intersection of bioethics with gender, reproduction (including miscarriage), body size, and conceptions of health and disease. Dr. Reiheld is also the Diversity and Inclusion consultant for the NASA CosmoQuest citizen science grant.
Heather Stewart is a PhD student at the University of Western Ontario. Before arriving in Ontario, she completed her MA in Philosophy and graduate certificate in Women and Gender Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. Heather does research in feminist bioethics and social and political philosophy, with particular focus on improving health care delivery to queer and trans communities. She is currently co-authoring a book on microaggressions with Dr. Lauren Freeman. [End Page vi]
Christopher R. Thomas, MD, is the Robert L. Stubblefield Professor of Child Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He currently serves as the Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education and the Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program. His research focuses on forensic child psychiatry, gangs and antisocial behavior in youth, pediatric burn survivors, and ethics in mental health care. [End Page vii]