Faculty & Staff

Core Faculty

Lauren Freeman, PhD

Professor of Philosophy and Program Director

Expertise: Feminist Bioethics; Feminist Philosophy

Demetra Antimisiaris

Dr. Demetra Antimisiaris, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Kyle Brothers

Kyle Brothers, PhD, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Endowed Chair of Pediatric Clinical and Translational Research

Expertise: Genetics and ethics; Ethics of health information technologies; Pediatric ethics; Research ethics

Avery Kolers

Avery Kolers, PhD

Professor of Philosophy

Expertise: Health justice; Solidarity

Olivia Schuman, PhD

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Expertise: Bioethics; Reproductive ethics; Clinical ethics

Vilde Aavitsland, PhD

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Expertise: Bioethics; Political philosophy; Feminist philosophy

Affiliated Faculty

Ryan Combs

Dr. Ryan Combs

Assistant Professor

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences University of Louisville School of Public Health & Information Sciences

Tim Hall

Prof. Tim Hall


Brandeis School of Law


William McKinney

Dr. William Paul McKinney

Professor and Associate Dean for Research

School of Public Health and Information Science

Dr. Jelani Kerr, PhD MSPH

Associate Professor

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Expertise: Racial/ethnic HIV inequities, HIV-related stigma, Criminal Justice policy and HIV inequities, Mental Health, and Intervention Development & Evaluation

Deborah Potter

Dr. Deborah Potter

Associate Professor

Department of Sociology

Dr. Shelby Pumphrey

Assistant Professor

Department of Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

Expertise: African American Women’s History; Reproductive Justice

Dr. Tara Schapmire

Dr. Tara Schapmire

Affiliated Associate Professor

Kent School of Social Work

Dr. Beth Munnich, PhD

Associate Professor, Economics

Expertise: Health Economics


Lisa Schonburg

Administrative Associate


Robert Kimball

Robert Kimball, PhD

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Nancy Potter

Nancy Potter, PhD

Professor of Philosophy

Mark Rothstein, JD

Herbert F. Boehl Chair in Law & Medicine and Professor of Law

Dr. Nancy Theriot


Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

In Memoriam

Paul Simmons

Paul Simmons, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Family & Geriatric Medicine

Expertise: Religion & medicine; Clinical ethics; Abortion

Osborne Wiggins

Osborne Wiggins, PhD

Professor of Philosophy

Expertise: Psychiatry; Research ethics; End-of-life issue

Stuart Urbach

Dr. Stuart Urbach

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine

UofL School of Medicine