Faculty

Margaret P. Battin, PhD

Margaret Pabst Battin (nicknamed Peggy) is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Adjunct Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Medical Ethics, at the University of Utah. She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College, and holds an M.F.A. in fiction-writing and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of California at Irvine. The author of prize-... Read More

Email: battin@utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-6608

Jeffrey R. Botkin, MD, MPH

Jeff Botkin is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah and an Adjunct Professor of Human Genetics. He is Chief of the Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities in the Department of Internal Medicine. He obtained his BA from Princeton University, MD from the University of Pittsburgh, and MPH from Johns Hopkins. Dr. Botkin is the Assoc... Read More

Research Interests: Genetics, Medical Ethics, Neonatal Screening

Specialties: Medical Ethics

Email: jeffrey.botkin@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-7170

Samuel M. Brown, MD, MS

Dr. Brown is an NIH-funded researcher studying the body’s response to life-threatening infection. He is also assistant director of critical care echocardiography at Intermountain Medical Center. He has published widely on pneumonia, sepsis, and critical care echocardiography. Dr. Brown serves on the Ultrasound Certification Task Force for the Socie... Read More

Specialties: Critical Care, Echocardiography, Medical Ethics, Pulmonary

Email: samuel.brown@imail.org

Phone: 801-507-6556

Teneille R. Brown, JD

Professor Teneille Brown joined the SJ Quinney Law School faculty and Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities faculty in 2009 following two years as a fellow at Stanford University, where she was a post-doctoral scholar in the medical school's Center for Biomedical Ethics and a fellow with the law school's Center for Law and the Biosciences. Prof... Read More

Email: teneille.brown@law.utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-5883

Gretchen A. Case, PhD

Gretchen A. Case is Assistant Professor in the Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, the Department of Internal Medicine, and the Department of Pediatrics. She received a BA in Speech Communication and History and an MA in Communication Studies from UNC-Chapel Hill and a PhD in Performance Studies from UC, Berkeley. Dr. Case's research and... Read More

Research Interests: Communication Methods, Total, Education, Medical, Graduate, Education, Medical, Undergraduate, Education, Premedical, Humanities, Medicine in Literature, Students, Medical, Students, Premedical, Teaching and Curriculum Development

Email: Gretchen.Case@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-9766

Leslie P. Francis, JD, PhD

Leslie P. Francis holds joint appointments in law and philosophy, where she holds the ranks of Distinguished Professor of Law and Philosophy, Alfred C. Emery Professor of Law, and Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development in the College of Law. She also directs the Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences in the S.J Quinney College of Law. ... Read More

Email: francisl@law.utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-4289

Brent M. Kious, MD, PhD

Dr. Brent Kious obtained his undergraduate degree from the California Institute of Technology in 2000. He completed his PhD in Philosophy at UCLA in 2009, and his MD at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in 2011. His philosophical research encompasses the philosophy of psychiatry, medical ethics, and ethical theory. His research in psyc... Read More

Specialties: Adult Behavioral Health, Psychiatry

Email: brent.kious@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-6387

Erin Rothwell, PhD

Erin Rothwell is an Associate Professor-Research in the Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities and College of Nursing at the University of Utah. She is a social scientist with a clinical background in recreation therapy. She is a is a faculty member within the Graduate Program for Genetic Counseling and completed a fellowship in Bioethics from t... Read More

Research Interests: Bioethics, Ethics, Research, Focus Groups, Genetic Screening, Genetics, Population, Public Health, Qualitative Research

Email: erin.rothwell@nurs.utah.edu

Phone: 801-230-8456

James H. Ruble, PharmD, JD

Jim Ruble joined the faculty on a full-time basis in January 2010 after 15 years in pharmacy practice and 4 years in legal practice. During this time, Jim served multiple clinical pharmacist and pharmacy administration roles with the University of Utah Health Care Department of Pharmacy Services. These roles include, Acute Care Clinical Pharmacis... Read More

Research Interests: Ethical Dilemmas in Clinical Practice, Legal, Ethical and Risk Management Issues in Health Care Administration, Health Care Delivery, and Professional Education, Standards of Care in Pharmacy Practice

Specialties: Medical Ethics, Pharmacotherapy

Email: jim.ruble@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-4514

Susan J. Sample, PhD, MFA

Susan J. Sample is assistant professor in the Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, Department of Internal Medicine; Writer-in-Residence at the Huntsman Cancer Institute; and associate instructor in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric Studies in the College of Humanities at the University of Utah.  She received her BA in philosophy from Whi... Read More

Research Interests: Discourse Analysis, Material Rhetoric and Body Studies, Narrative Theory, Rhetoric of Medicine, Rhetorical Genre Studies, Rhetorics of Silence

Email: susan.sample@hsc.utah.edu

James Tabery, PhD

Jim Tabery's research focuses largely on the philosophy of science and applied ethics, as well as the intersection between those domains. On the philosophy of science side, he investigates questions of causation and explanation in biology; while on the applied ethics side, he explores how the answers to those questions have ethical, legal, and soc... Read More

Email: tabery@philosophy.utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-8362