About the project
M. Sara Rosenthal, Ph.D.
Dr. Rosenthal received all of her academic training at the University of Toronto, and she received her doctorate in bioethics from the University of Toronto's Joint Centre for Bioethics. Dr. Rosenthal's research interests focus on endocrine ethics, reproductive ethics, and clinical ethics education, including her novel multimedia work on moral distress. Dr. Rosenthal is Professor of Bioethics and Director, Program for Bioethics at the University of Kentucky, Departments of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Behavioral Science. She is Chair of the University of Kentucky Medical Center's Hospital Ethics Committee and directs the clinical ethics consult service. She is also faculty at the Center for Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Kentucky; in this capacity, she also directs the Research Ethics Consultation Service, also known as "benchside ethics" consults. Dr. Rosenthal is a member of the American Thyroid Association, and Chair of its Ethics Advisory Board. She is also a member of The Endocrine Society, the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities, and the Association of Bioethics Program Directors. She is the author of over 50 publications, has served as the bioethicist on numerous clinical practice guidelines, and has delivered over 150 scholarly presentations nationally and internationally.
Maria Clay, Ph.D.
Dr. Maria Clay was named Chair of the Department of Bioethics and Interdisciplinary Studies (formerly the Department of Medical Humanities) in July 2010. She served as Interim Chair of the department since October 2007. She received her doctorate in Adult Education and Organizational Development from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1990. Dr. Clay came to ECU in 1991 in the Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Clay is Professor, Department of Bioethics & Interdisciplinary Studies, adjunct professor in the Department of Public Health and the College of Education, Director of Clinical Skills Assessment and Education, and Co-Director of the Office of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Education. She teaches M2 Social and Cultural Dimensions of Medical Practice, and Interdisciplinary Rural Health courses for the IRHE and Master's in Public Health programs.
Annette Greer, Ph.D., MSN, RN
Dr. Greer is Assistant Professor, Department of Bioethics and Interdisciplinary Studies and Co-Director, Office of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Education. She teaches Interdisciplinary Rural Health courses primarily in online environments, teaches public health and adult education, and collaborates with faculty from the College of Human Ecology to teach an Honors Seminar that combines art and health. Dr. Greer has been involved in interdisciplinary education for over twelve years. Along with her advanced degrees in nursing, Dr. Greer has associate degrees in Agriculture Science and Agricultural Business. She serves on the NIH/NCI National Advisory Board of the Agricultural Health Study and represents farm spouses. She has published on interdisciplinary education, service-learning, and distance education pedagogy in allied health and nursing journals. Dr. Greer's dissertation research in learner-centered pedagogy has been published internationally in journal articles, a book chapter, and a recent book release.