Faculty & Staff

Director
Stephen G. Post, PhD
Center Director
History of Bioethics; Geriatrics; Dementia; Religion; Healthcare; Compassion and Altruism

Research & Teaching Faculty
Maria A. Basile, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Human Values and Medicine; Literature and Medicine; Medical Professionalism; Medical Education; Leadership

Richard A. Bronson, M.D.
Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Pathology
Reproductive Medicine; Poetry; Narrative in Medicine; Medical Education

John L. Coulehan, MD, MPH
Director Emeritus
Literature and Medicine, Empathy, Narrative, Clinical Ethics

Brooke Ellison, Ph. D., MPP
Research Assistant Professor
Hope and Medical Ethics, Stem Cell Research, Sociology and Healthcare

Lynn Hallarman, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Cancer Pain Management, Medical-Legal Issues at End of Life

Carla Keirns, MD, PhD, MSc.
Assistant Professor
Co-Chair of the Institutional Ethics Committee
Clinical Ethics, History of Medicine, Sociology of Medicine, Health Services Research

Craig Malbon, PhD, MDiv
Leading Professor of Pharmacology
Medical Ethics, Social Justice, End-of-Life Ethical Issues

S. Van McCrary, PhD, JD, MPH
Associate Professor
Director of the Ethics Consultation Service
Chair of the Institutional Ethics Committee's Ethics Consultation Subcommittee
Clinical Biomedical Ethics (Neonatal and Adult)
Health Law and Policy, Medical Decision Making, Psychiatric Issues in Bioethics

Michael Roess, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate
Biotechnology, Philosophy of Technology, Autonomy, Bioethics of the Family

Dylan Smith, PhD
Associate Professor
Quality of Life Measurement (Ecological Momentary Assessment, Day Reconstruction Method); Psychology of and Emotional Adaption to Illness and Disability

Michael Vetrano, PhD
Associate Course Director, Medicine in Contemporary Society
Clinical Ethics and Decision Making, Doctor-Patient Communication, Spirituality and Health Care
Religion and Bioethics

Administrative Staff
Michael.Ortega@stonybrookmedicine.edu
MA Program Coordinator