Stanford Center for
Biomedical Ethics


Hank Greely, J.D. is the director of the Program in Neuroethics at SCBE. Henry Greely, J.D.He is also a Professor    of Law and, by courtesy, Professor of Genetics. Specializing in health law and policy, Greely has written on the legal implications of advancing neurotechnologies. He is also interested in the legal implications of cloning, the effects of genetic information on the health care system, health care insurance and financing the stem cell debate.


Mildred Cho, Ph.D. is a Senior Research Scholar and Associate Director at the Stanford University Center for Biomedical Ethics.

Associated Faculty and Researchers

Judy Illes Judy Illes, PhD, is Professor of Neurology and Canada Research Chair in Neuroethics at the University of British Columbia, where she directs the National Core for Neuroethics at UBC and a research team devoted to ethical, legal, social and policy challenges specifically at the intersection of neuroscience and biomedical ethics. Before going to UBC she served as associate professor at Stanford Medical School. She joined the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics from September 2001, where she founded the Program on Neuroethics and directed it until she took her current position at the University of British Columbia in the summer of 2007. Dr. Illes has written numerous books, edited volumes and articles. Her latest book, Neuroethics: Defining the Issues in Theory, Practice and Policy, was published by Oxford University Press in 2006.

Bruce Arnow, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Scott Atlas, M.D. is Chief of Neuroradiology and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, as well as a Professor of Radiology at Stanford University School of Medicine.

LaVera Crawley, M.D., M.P.H., is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Research) with research interests in population ethics, health disparities in palliative care, and race/ethnicity and trust in healthcare.

Maren Monsen-Grainger, M.D. is a Senior Research Scholar in the Biomedical Ethics in Film Program. Her award-winning, innovative films, produced for both medical students and the general public, inspire them to experience and question the magnitude of the ethical dilemmas facing healthcare in our society today. Her clinical medical training includes a residency in Emergency Medicine and a fellowship in Palliative Care.

Thomas A. Raffin, M.D. is Co-Founder and Director Emeritus of the Center for Biomedical Ethics, the Colleen and Robert Haas Professor of Medicine and Bioethics, and Chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.

Eric Racine, Ph.D.Eric Racine, Ph.D. received his Ph.D. from the University of Montreal (Universite de Montreal) in 2004. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Program in Neuroethics from 2004 to 2006. Eric is now directing the Neuroethics Research Unit at the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM). The Program in Neuroethics and the Neuroethics Research Unit collaborate on a number of projects on cognitive enhancement, public understanding of neuroscience and the clinical application of neurological sciences.


Research Staff and Students

Teneille Brown, J.D., is a post-doctoral fellow at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics and a research fellow with the MacArthur Foundation Law and Neuroscience Project. Brown received her undergraduate degree in the History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania (BA, 2000) with a concentration in bioethics. While at Penn, she wrote an honors thesis on the ethics of elective cosmetic surgery and conducted HIV clinical research. She conducted research at the Penn Bioethics Center, and drafted a bill on genetic testing informed consent. Brown graduated from the University of Michigan law school (JD 2004), focusing on bioethics and medicine and the law. She assisted in the creation of the Pediatric Advocacy Initiative, a legal clinic that offered free services to patients. Brown practiced law for two years at the law firm of Latham & Watkins, LLP in Washington, DC, where she practiced in the Health Care and Life Sciences group, representing early-stage pharmaceutical and device companies. Brown’s current academic work focuses on the intersection of behavior, biology and the law, with particular interest in evidentiary and Constitutional issues surrounding genetics and neuroscience.

Katrina Karkazis, Ph.D., M.P.H., is Consulting Assistant Professor with the Center for Biomedical Ethics. She is a cultural anthropologist with a particular interest in contemporary biomedicine. Her recent work has examined contemporary debates over the medical management of infants born with intersex diagnoses. Currently, she is conducting research for a new NIH-funded study, Genetics of Nicotine Addiction: Examining Ethics and Policy in collaboration with Dr. Koenig. Katrina is a Senior Research Scholar in the Neuroethics Group.

Emily Murphy, Ph.D. joined the group as a postdoctoral fellow. Emily graduated from Harvard University (AB, 2003) and completed her doctoral work at the University of Cambridge while on a Gates Cambridge Scholarship (2003-2007). Her research in behavioral neuroscience focused on impulsivity and behavioral flexibility. Emily received her first exposure to neuroethics in a final year course at Harvard that was jointly given between the psychology department and the law school. Her career interest in neuroethics is particularly in the use of neuroimaging in behavior assessment and prediction, and she will apply her postdoctoral work to policy issues in law, education, and research conduct. Currently she divides her time between two fellowships at the Stanford Law School's Center for Law and the Biosciences and the MacArthur Law and Neuroscience Project.



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