Meet our faculty and staff

Center for Bioethics Faculty

Debra DeBruin, PhD
Interim Director, Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

612-624-9687
debru004@umn.edu

Associate Professor, Center for Bioethics; and Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

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Carl Elliott, MD, PhD
Professor

612-626-5347
ellio023@umn.edu

Professor, Center for Bioethics; and Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School

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Jaime Konerman-Sease
Clinical Ethics Adjunct Professor

koner030@umn.edu

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Jennifer Needle, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor

612-626-5312
jneedle@umn.edu

Assistant Professor, Center for Bioethics; Assistant Professor, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota

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Leigh Turner, PhD
Associate Professor

612-626-4830
turne462@umn.edu

Associate Professor, Center for Bioethics; School of Public Health; and College of Pharmacy; University of Minnesota

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Joel Wu, JD, MPH, MA, HEC-C
Clinical Ethics Adjunct Professor

wuxx0179@umn.edu

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Affiliate Faculty

Donald J. Brunnquell, PhD, LP
Adjunct/Assistant Professor, Center for Bioethics and Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota

brunn005@umn.edu

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Brooke A. Cunningham, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

612-624-7244
bcunning@umn.edu

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Hans-Peter de Ruiter, PhD
Professor, School of Nursing, College of Allied Health and Nursing, Minnesota State University Mankato

deru0011@umn.edu

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Sarah Gollust, PhD
Associate Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

612-626-2618
sgollust@umn.edu

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Daniel Groll, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Carleton College

dgroll@carleton.edu

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Rachel Hardeman, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor andBlue Cross Endowed Professor of Health and Racial Equity, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

612-626-2803
hard0222@umn.edu.

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Joan Henriksen, PhD, RN, HEC-C
Senior Clinical Ethicist, Allina Health

612-813-6172
Joan.Henriksen@allina.com

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Andrew Jameton, PhD
Professor Emeritus, College of Public HealthUniversity of Nebraska Medical CenterMember, Physicians for Social ResponsibilityMember, Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate (Minnesota)

jamet004@umn.edu

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JP Leider, PhD
Senior Lecturer, Division of Health Policy and Management

leid0022@umn.edu

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Bonnie LeRoy, MS, CGC
Professor

leroy001@umn.edu

Director, Graduate Program of Study in Genetic Counseling; Institute of Human Genetics; Professor, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development, College of Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota Medical School

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Alex Lubet, PhD
Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor of Music; Adjunct Professor of American Studies, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

lubet001@umn.edu

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Catherine McCarty, Ph.D., MPH
Interim Head, Associate Dean for Research, Professor, Depart of Family Medicine and BioBehavioral Health

218-726-6351
cathy@d.umn.edu

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Christopher Michaelson, PhD
David A. and Barbara Koch Distinguished Professor of Business Ethics and Social Responsibility; Associate Professor, Ethics & Business Law, University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business

cmmichaelson@stthomas.edu

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Ruth Mickelsen, JD, MPH, MA
Senior Lecturer, Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

micke029@umn.edu

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Laura Palombi, PharmD, MPH, MAT, AE-C
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota Duluth

218-726-6066
lpalombi@d.umn.edu

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Thaddeus Pope, JD, PhD
Professor of Law, School of Law, Mitchell Hamline University

thaddeus.pope@mitchellhamline.edu

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Don Postema, PhD
Program Director of Medical Ethics, HealthPartners; Professor, Department of Philosophy, College of Arts & Sciences, Bethel University

Don.C.Postema@HealthPartners.Com

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Edward Ratner, MD
Associate Professor, Institute for Health Informatics, University of Minnesota Medical School

612-624-1960
ratne001@umn.edu

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Nneka Sederstrom, PhD, MPH, MA, FCCP, FCCM
Chief Health Equity Officer, Hennepin Healthcare

Nneka.sederstrom@hcmed.org

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Miriam Shapiro, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School

612-624-9574
mshapiro@umn.edu

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Tim Stratton, PhD, BCPS, FAPhA
Senior Associate to the Dean for Assessment & Accreditation and Professor

218-726-6018
tstratto@d.umn.edu

Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy Duluth, University of Minnesota Duluth

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Eileen P. Weber, DNP, JD, BSN, PHN, RN
Clinical Associate Professor, Population Health and Systems Cooperative, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota

612-626-6892
weber058@umn.edu

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Emeritus Faculty

Dianne Bartels, PhD, RN
Emeritus Faculty

barte001@umn.edu

Emerita Faculty, Center for Bioethics

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Steven Miles, MD
Professor of Medicine Emeritus

miles001@umn.edu

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Staff

LeeAnne Hoekstra
Administrative Aide

612-624-8478
lhoekstr@umn.edu

Kayleen Jacobson
Programming and Communications Manager

612-626-4221
jaco0947@umn.edu

Andrea Martin
Administrative Director

612-626-9187
jure0003@umn.edu

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