The Center for Ethics is happy to announce the addition of three new faculty members! New faculty include a neuroethicist, a visiting professor, and a clinical ethicist.
Dr. Laura Cabrera was most recently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the National Core for Neuroethics, where she conducted research to explore the attitudes of the general public toward enhancing interventions, as well as the normative implications of using neurotechnologies for non-medical purposes. She received a BSc in Electrical and Communication Engineering from the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) in Mexico City, an MA in Applied Ethics from Linköping University in Sweden, and a PhD in Applied Ethics from Charles Sturt University in Australia. Her career goal is to pursue interdisciplinary neuroethics scholarship, provide active leadership, and train and mentor future leaders in the field. Dr. Cabrera is expected to start at MSU this fall.
Guobin Cheng, a Visiting Professor with the Center, arrived in April of this year. Dr. Cheng is a Lecturer at Southeast University in Nanjing, China. Dr. Cheng received a PhD in Bioethics, an MA in Ethics, and a Bachelor of Clinical Medicine from Southeast University. Dr. Cheng’s research expertise includes bioethics, cross-cultural and international bioethics, medical ethics in China, reproductive ethics, health care ethics, and the comparative history and philosophy of Chinese and Western medicine.
Devan Stahl received a PhD in Health Care Ethics from the Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics at Saint Louis University, where she was also a University Dissertation Fellow. The focus of her research is on genetic technologies and their effect on minority populations, particularly persons with disabilities. Dr. Stahl most recently worked as an Ethics Intern at St. Thomas Health in Nashville, TN, performing clinical ethics and organizational ethics consultation. She received a Masters of Divinity from Vanderbilt University and subsequently worked as a hospital chaplain. Dr. Stahl is expected to start at MSU this fall.