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Lisa Eckenwiler

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2020-2021 à aujourd'hui Membre collaborateur-trice,
2008-2009 Chercheur-e invité-e,


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Lisa Eckenwiler is Associate Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy and in the Department of Health Administration and Policy at George Mason University. She also serves as the Director of Health Care Ethics at the Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics. Professor Eckenwiler has published widely on research ethics, and also has written on access to AIDS care, policy for pregnant addicts, and the ethical implications of work in biodefense and emergency preparedness. Her book, The Ethics of Bioethics: Mapping the Moral Landscape (co edited with Felicia Cohn), was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2007. Her current work focuses on ethical issues surrounding caregiving for the dependent elderly and global health inequities. She is writing a book tentatively entitled Caregiving in the Context of Globalization: Toward Justice for All, which will also be published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

Professor Eckenwiler has served for the last four years as the book review editor for the Newsletter for the International Network for Feminist Approaches to Bioethics (FAB) and more recently, the International Journal for Feminist Approaches to Bioethics. She also chaired the FAB Committee on the Declaration of Helsinki, which submitted proposed revisions of this internationally renowned research ethics code to the World Medical Association in 2007-2008.

She earned her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Ph.D. in philosophy with a concentration in bioethics from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Prior to joining the faculty at George Mason University she was Associate Professor of Philosophy and Co Director of the Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs at Old Dominion University. She also taught in the medical humanities program at Loyola University’s Stritch School of Medicine. From 2002-2003, she served as Director for the Consortium to Examine Clinical Research Ethics at the Center for the Study of Medical Ethics and Humanities at Duke University. In 2006 she was a Visiting Fellow at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. In the summer of 2008 she will be a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Universite de Montreal’s Centre de Recherche en Éthique (CRÉUM).