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Co-Directors


David Fleming David A. Fleming, MD, MA, MACP
Professor and Chairman, Department of Medicine
Co-Director, MU Center for Health Ethics
University of Missouri School of Medicine


David A. Fleming, MD, MA, MACP is Professor and Chairman, Department of Medicine and Co-Director, MU Center for Health Ethics at the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia, Missouri where he has served on the faculty since 1980. From 1999-2001, he was a US Department of Health and Human Services primary care research fellow at the Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University, having practiced internal medicine and geriatrics in North Central Missouri for nearly 20 years prior to that experience. In addition to his duties as chair of medicine and center director, he directs the clinical ethics consult service at University of Missouri Health Care, co-chairs the clinical ethics committee, and spends a great deal of time teaching and developing curriculum in health ethics and professionalism in the medical school and other venues across the university campus. He is widely published and pursues research in end-of-life care, health disparity, health literacy, organizational ethics, health care access, and research ethics. Dr. Fleming also served as Chair of the Board of Governors and member of the Board of Regents for the American College of Physicians. He is now the Immediate Past President of the American College of Physicians. He also served as a member of the Board of Regents for the National Library of Medicine 2011-2015.

Lea Brandt Lea Cheyney Brandt, OTD, MA, OTR/L
Director, MHPC Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
Co-Director, MU Center for Health Ethics
Associate Clinical Professor, School of Health Professions
Adjunct Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine and Health Management and Informatics

Dr. Brandt earned a Master of Arts in Bioethics and Health Policy from Loyola University Chicago and a Post-Professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy with an emphasis in Healthcare Ethics and Administration from Creighton University. Her doctoral training was conducted at Radboud University Nijmegen, Medical Ethics Department in the Netherlands and at the VHA National Center for Ethics located in New York City.

She teaches clinical ethics throughout the University of Missouri Health System. In her role through the Center she sits on several ethics-related committees, works as a clinical ethics consultant, and serves as an investigator on multiple grants. Specifically, Dr. Brandt has been nationally recognized for her development of innovative and collaborative health education programs and has been successful in acquiring grants focused on health workforce development and improving access to education and health services for underserved populations.

National appointments include serving as Chairperson for the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Ethics Commission and most currently as a member of the CGFNS International Occupational Therapy Professional Standards Committee. Dr. Brandt has authored and co-authored multiple publications and continuing education materials on ethics in practice. She also lectures nationally and internationally on the topics of clinical ethics, health professions education, and professionalism in practice.

Email: brandtlc@health.missouri.edu
Telephone: 573-884-9031

Center for Health Ethics Honorary Faculty

In Memoriam
Edmund Pellegrino, MD, MACP
Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Ethics
MU Center for Health Ethics
University of Missouri School of Medicine


Center for Health Ethics Principal Faculty


Win Phillips, PhD, MBA
Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Health Management and Informatics, University of Missouri.
At MU teaches or has taught Health Ethics, Health Economics, Healthcare Strategic Planning and Marketing, Healthcare Finance, Health Policy and Politics, and Health Informatics.



Don ReynoldsDon F. Reynolds, JD
Director, Office for Responsible Research
MU Center for Health Ethics
Research Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Missouri School of Medicine


Center for Health Ethics Adjunct Faculty


Lori Popejoy Lori Popejoy, PhD

University of Missouri School of Nursing



Clayton Clark Clayton Clark, MS

University of Missouri School of Nursing



Julia Halsey Julia Halsey, MD, MA

University of Missouri School of Medicine



Arthur Rawlings Arthur Rawlings, M.Div., MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of Missouri School of Medicine




Center for Health Ethics Scholars


William B. Bondeson, PhD
Curators Distinguished Teaching Professor
Departments of Philosophy and Family & Community Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Medical Ethics, MU Center for Health Ethics
Director, Center for the Arts and Humanities
University of Missouri School of Medicine

Jack Bragg Jack Bragg, DO

University of Missouri School of Medicine



Sarah Breier Sarah Jane Breier, PhD, RN
Adjunct Assistant Professor Internal Medicine
University of Missouri
Post Doctoral Research Associate
School of Health Sciences
University of Tasmania, Australia

Richard Holt Richard Holt, MD, MSE, MPH, MABE, D Bioethics, D HL (hon)

University of Missouri School of Medicine



Brian Hensel Brian Hensel, PhD, MSPH

University of Missouri School of Medicine



Richard E. Oliver
Richard E. Oliver, Ph.D., FASAHP
Dean Emeritus, School of Health Professions
University of Missouri


Richard E. Oliver, Ph.D., FASAHP, is Dean Emeritus and founding dean (2001) of the School of Health Professions, University of Missouri-Columbia. Prior to his appointment as dean he served as Director of the School of Health Related Professions, a position he held since 1986. During his tenure as director and dean, Dr. Oliver has held leadership positions with the Mid-West Association of Allied Health Deans at Academic Health Centers and the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP). He currently serves as president of ASAHP.

Dr. Oliver is co-investigator of a MU project funded by One Health/One Medicine dealing with the application of digital media and storytelling to health. He is anxious to explore the application of this project to the work of the Center for Health Ethics.

Dr. Oliver obtained his BHS in Medical Technology in 1971. He also holds masters and doctoral degrees in Higher and Adult Education. He also has post-doctoral coursework from the MU School of Law. Dr. Oliver is a Fellow of the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions.

Diana Rickard
Diana Rickard
Doctoral Research Fellow
University of Missouri



Shawna Strickland


Shawna Strickland, PhD, RRT-NPS, AE-C
Associate Executive Director, Education,
American Association for Respiratory Care



Administrator

Matt Morgan
Matt Morgan
Center Administrator
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