Timothy J. Aspinwall, JD, is a former partner at Nossaman, Guthner, Knox, and Elliot, LLP, in Sacramento, CA. He is co-editor, along with Mary Mahowald, Victor McKusick, and Angela Scheuerle, of Genetics in the Clinic: Clinical, Ethical, and Social Implications for Primary Care, published in 2001.
Manal Bouhaimed, MD, MS, PhD is a bioethicist and practicing ophthalmologist who holds academic positions at the Kuwait University School of Medicine. She is a board member of the Kuwait Health Initiative. She is currently developing the foundations of a Master in Public Health degree for the Kuwait University School of Medicine.
Licensed to practice in both Alaska and Hawaii, Dr. Paula Jo Colescott is board certified in the fields of internal medicine and addiction medicine. She earned a bachelor of science in biology from Southern Colorado State College in Pueblo and a doctor of medicine from the University of Colorado Medical Center in Denver. She subsequently completed an internship at the USAF Keesler Medical Center in Biloxi, Mississippi; a residency at the USAF Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas; and more recently a fellowship in addiction medicine in the department of Psychiatry at John Burns Medical School in Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. Colescott currently serves as the assistant medical director at Providence Breakthrough in Anchorage, Alaska.
Dr. Daugherty is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago and Associate Faculty Member at the MacLean Center. He serves as Chair of the University of Chicago’s Biological Sciences Division’s Institutional Review Board. He is a past Chair of the American Society of Clinical Oncology Ethics Committee and has been named a Faculty Scholar by the Soros Foundation’s Project on Death in America. His research expertise focuses on ethical issues in cancer care and clinical research ethics. His clinical work involves the care of patients with hematologic malignancies, including those with acute and chronic leukemias as well as lymphomas and those undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplants.
Olandim Fonseca, MD, received his medical degree from Faculdade de Ciencias Medicas de Santos in Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil. His specializations are in public health, childhood psychotherapy, and analytical psychotherapy.
Julie Goldstein, MD, has served at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center since 1996 as hospital ethicist, Chief of Clinical Ethics in the Department of Internal Medicine, and faculty attending physician for the internal medicine residency program. She currently is with Advocate Health Care in the section of Ethics and Advance Care Planning.
Elizabeth Lamont, MD, MS, is a medical oncologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine and Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. Her main academic endeavor is research in clinical epidemiology and health services research in cancer.
K Michael Lipkin, MD, MPH, is currently Assistant Professor of Clinical Preventative Medicine in the Department of Preventative Medicine at NUFSM. After residency in psychiatry at the University of Chicago, Dr. Lipkin joined the facult and served as Associate Cheif of In-Patient Psychiatry. He became interested in Public Health and Preventative Medicine and enrolled in the Mastes of Public Health Program as a freestanding MPH Degree Candidate developing a research project exploring Advance Directives and End of Life Care.
Laurie Lyckholm, MD, is the Sidney G. Page, Jr., M.D. Professor of Bioethics and Humanities at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is also Professor of Hematology/Oncology and Palliative Care and the Fellowship Program Director for the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.
Dr. Malm started her career in chemistry, receiving her PhD in theoretical chemistry at Bristol University in England, before switching to a career in family medicine. She graduated from the University of Calgary medical school in 1976 and set up a family practice in Calgary. Dr. Malm was also an assistant professor at the University of Calgary and played an important role in establishing the university's low-risk obstetrics clinic.
Dr. Kyle Nash is a clinical medical ethicist and thanatologist. Her specialties include end-of-life care (for both children and adults), humanism-in-medicine, professionalism-in-medicine, and spirituality and medical healing. Formerly a faculty member of the MacLean Center, she pursues an expanded career in independent teaching, consulting, public speaking, mediation, and mediation training. She is also a Unitarian Universalist minister.
Arti Rai, JD, is the Elvin R. Latty Professor of Law at Duke University School of Law and a faculty associate of the Duke Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy. Professor Rai is a member of the National Human Genome Advisory Council and the Administrative Conference of the United States.
Helen Sharp, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at Western Michigan University. She conducts outcomes research focused on patient and parent preferences related to dysphagia, cleft palate and craniofacial care. She holds an appointment as Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry at the University of Iowa where she coordinates the dental ethics curriculum. She is president-elect of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association.
Rondi Wightman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor. Rondi received her BS in Psychology from Michigan State University and her MSW from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Eric Wold, MD, MS, is on the Internal Medicine faculty at New York Medical College and an internist at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY.