August 17, 2022

Keisha Ray publishes Racism and Health Equity briefing book

Published by The Hastings Center earlier this month, Keisha Ray, PhD, wrote Racism and Health Equity. The piece is part of Bioethics Briefings and presents highlights about racism and health equity, including that poor health outcomes can result from racism…


May 26, 2022

New Graduate Certificate Program piloted

The McGovern Center is piloting a new certificate program in the humanities and ethics for UTHealth Houston/McGovern Medical School fellows and residents (PGY-2 and above). The program is directed by Center faculty member Anson Koshy, MD, MBE, and will expose…


April 29, 2022

Keisha Ray co-edits latest issue of The Hastings Center Report

The March-April 2022 issue of The Hastings Center Report focuses on, A Critical Moment in Bioethics: Reckoning with Anti-Black Racism through Intergenerational Dialogue. The issue was edited by Keisha Ray, PhD, alongside Faith E. Fletcher, PhD, MA (Baylor College of…


April 27, 2022

Former postdoctoral fellow co-edits book on disability bioethics

Former McGovern Center postdoctoral fellow Christine Wieseler, PhD, co-edited The Disability Bioethics Reader with Joel Michael Reynolds, PhD (Georgetown University). The book is the first introduction to bioethics through the lens of critical disability studies and the philosophy of disability….


February 15, 2022

Keisha Ray quoted on animal-to-human organ transplants

A Grid News story, entitled “Why recent animal-to-human organ transplants are just stunts—for now,” by Helen Santoro featured comments from Keisha Ray, PhD. The piece recalls a patient’s recent transplant surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center involving a…


January 19, 2022

Keisha Ray quoted in Wired about climate change and social determinants of health

Keisha Ray, PhD, was interviewed for a Wired article entitled, “Your Medical History Might Someday Include ‘Climate Change.’” In the piece, Ray responds to a reported account of a physician who noted in a patient’s medical chart that the underlying…


October 20, 2021

Keisha Ray recently participated in a panel on anti-blackness

The Hastings Center and a diverse steering committee of justice-focused bioethics scholars recently presented a panel entitled, “Reckoning with Anti-Blackness through Intergenerational Dialogue.” Keisha Ray, PhD, was one of the panelists, alongside Faith E. Fletcher, PhD, MA (Baylor College of…


September 27, 2021

Coauthored paper by Keisha Ray discusses cases of racially concordant care

“Should a Healthcare System Facilitate Racially Concordant Care for Black Patients?” is the title of a recent article coauthored by Lauren A. Taylor, PhD, MDiv, MPH; Osaze Udeagbala, MD, MBA; Adam Biggs, PhD; Helen-Maria Lekas, PhD; and Keisha Ray, PhD….


September 27, 2021

Keisha Ray featured in Café Bioethics podcast

The Café Bioethics podcast featured a recent episode with Keisha Ray, PhD. In the episode, Dr. Ray discusses “What Is Black Bioethics?” Published on September 14, the episode can be streamed via Spotify.


September 23, 2021

Coauthored paper on autonomy by Colin Goodman and Timothy Houk accepted for publication

“Misapplying Autonomy: Why Patient Wishes Cannot Settle Treatment Decisions” is the title of a forthcoming paper in Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics co-authored by Colin Goodman and Timothy Houk, PhD. Goodman is a fourth-year medical student who is also a member…


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