• Thank you! With your support, the John Song Vision for Health Justice Fund has reached $5,000! Learn more about Dr. Song's legacy.

    Thanks to our #HealthEquityChampions for raising $5,000 for the vision of Dr. John Song. With your support, we can continue to promote his vision for health Justice. 

  • Fall 2020 Bioethics Courses: BTHX 5000-001/8000-001 Ethics, Policy, & Law in Controversial Science taught by Leigh Turner, PhD on Tuesdays 12:30 - 3 pm 3 credits. BTHX 5325 Biomedical Ethics taught by Deb DeBruin, PhD on Thursdays 12:30 - 3pm 3 cre

    Upper-level Undergrads & Grad students: Join us this fall to earn graduate credit for bioethics coursework. Learn more here. Sign up here.

  • The mission of the Center for Bioethics is to advance understanding concerning ethical issues in biomedical research, health care, and the life sciences, with a focus on the rights and interests of patients, research participants, and the public.

    Learn more about the Center for Bioethics

Interim Director

Headshot of Deb DeBruin, PhDThe Center for Bioethics is led by Interim Director Debra DeBruin, PhD. Dr. DeBruin has been with the Center since 2000. She has served in various administrative leadership roles for the Center since 2003, including a previous appointment as Director. Dr. DeBruin’s interests include bioethics and social justice, ethical issues related to women’s health, and public health ethics and policy.


Dr. Frazier Benya

Check out what our alumni are up to and how they have been using their bioethics degree post-graduation.

Learn more about alum Dr. Frazier Benya.