Rebecca Lunstroth is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and the Director of Administration and Ethics Education at the McGovern Center where she manages the day-to-day affairs. She leads all of the longitudinal themes and directs the ethics and professionalism content at McGovern Medical School as well as the MSIV Medical Jurisprudence course. She co-directs the Ethical Dimensions of the Biomedical Sciences and the Ethics of Genetic Counseling courses at MD Anderson-UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Rebecca is the Director of the UTHealth’s Quality Enhancement Plan, Healthcare Policy for Health Professionals, or HP2. Over the next five years, she will lead a team to enhance health policy education at all 6 professional schools. Rebecca also chairs 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.

Rebecca frequently lectures on the United States healthcare system, justice, and the legal and ethical issues in healthcare. Her research interests span from reproductive ethics and medical ethics to assessing medical education.


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