Rebecca Lunstroth is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and the Associate Director of the McGovern Center where she manages the day-to-day affairs. She co-directs the ethics and professionalism content for students of McGovern Medical School, Ethical Dimensions of the Biomedical Sciences at MD Anderson-UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and directs the MSIV Medical Jurisprudence course.

Ms. Lunstroth is Chair of one of UTHealth’s Institutional Review Boards and explores a number of issues facing research, particularly privacy concerns. She also provides consultation and training for organizations planning to offer the Sacred Vocation Program. Lunstroth was named the director of the Campus-Wide Ethics Program, and is the director for the university’s current Quality Enhancement Plan, Healthcare Policy for Health Professionals.

Ms. Lunstroth frequently lectures on the United States healthcare system, justice, and the legal and ethical issues in healthcare. Her research interests span from reproductive health to the rightful place of personal responsibility in medicine.


Bachelor of Arts
Indiana University
Master of Arts
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Doctor of Jurisprudence
South Texas College of Law