Postdoctoral Fellowship

In 2013, the McGovern Center launched the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Medical Humanities and Bioethics. Fellows work with the Center for two years and are provided with opportunities to apply the humanities to healthcare through teaching, research, and scholarship. Our fellows teach in Center electives, such as Introduction to Medical Humanities and Humanistic Elements of Medicine, facilitate small groups in ethics courses across the university, and develop their own courses, such as “Doctors in Medicine,” “Quackery in Medical History,” and “Lived Experiences of Illness.”

To date, the Center has welcomed seven postdoctoral fellows.


2018-2019

Timothy Houk, PhD, MA
Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, College of the Sequoias

2016-2018

Christine Wieseler, PhD, MA
Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

2016-2017

Alina Bennett, PhD, MPH, MA
Regional Ethicist, Kaiser Permanente; and Lecturer, Department of Health Sciences, California State University, East Bay

2015-2016

Keisha Ray, PhD
Assistant Professor, McGovern Center for Humanities & Ethics, UTHealth

2014-2016

Woods Nash, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, University of Houston College of Medicine

2014-2015

Claire Clark, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Behavioral Science, University of Kentucky

2013-2014

Ben Saxton, PhD
Writer; Visiting Assistant Professor, Bard Early College; and Adjunct Instructor, Program in Medical Ethics & Human Values, Tulane University School of Medicine