Keisha Ray earned a PhD in philosophy from the University of Utah. Before becoming an assistant professor with the McGovern Center for Humanities & Ethics, she was an assistant professor of philosophy at Texas State University, a postdoctoral fellow with the McGovern Center, a lecturer at various universities in Texas and Utah, and a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of South Carolina.

Most of Dr. Ray’s work focuses on the justice questions related to biomedical enhancement and racial disparities in health care, however, she has a more general interest in the field of bioethics. She also has interests in research ethics and medical humanities. She has contributed to peer-reviewed journals, edited volumes, and textbooks. Dr. Ray was appointed recently as associate editor of the American Journal of Bioethics online blog site to which she is also a regular contributor.


Bachelor of Arts
Baylor University
Doctor of Philosophy
University of Utah

Areas of Interests

Research Interests

Biomedical enhancement
Distributive justice in health care
Biomedical research ethics
Race and medicine
Sports philosophy