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eckenwiler-picLisa Eckenwiler is Associate Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy and in the Department of Health Administration and Policy at George Mason University. She serves as Director of Health Care Ethics and is also a Senior Fellow in the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy at George Mason. Professor Eckenwiler teaches courses in the areas of Bioethics, Public Health Ethics, Global Health Ethics, and Research Ethics. She has published widely on research ethics, especially on issues concerning vulnerable populations and the process of ethical review. She has written on a number of other issues as well including: ethical issues in long-term care, the ethical implications of initiatives in biodefense and emergency preparedness, the ethics of the international recruitment of health workers, and access to health care for undocumented care workers. Her first book, The Ethics of Bioethics: Mapping the Moral Landscape (co edited with Felicia Cohn), was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2007.

Dr. Eckenwiler's current research focuses on ethical issues at the intersection of long-term care, health worker migration, especially nurses and care workers, and global health inequities. Her second book, Long Term Care, Globalization, and Justice, is forthcoming from Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012). A co-edited collection with Zahra Meghani, Transnational Women Workers: Ethical and Political Issues, is forthcoming from Routledge in 2013. Dr. Eckenwiler is also participating in a UNESCO working group on bioethics and gender that aims at coordinating health and other policies transnationally to promote health equity for women and other vulnerable groups. She is engaged in international collaborations on global health equity and research ethics. She is also currently serving as Associate Editor for the Encyclopedia of Bioethics, 4th edition.

Professor Eckenwiler earned her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Ph.D. in philosophy with a concentration in bioethics from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Prior to joining the faculty at George Mason University she was Associate Professor of Philosophy and Co Director of the Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs at Old Dominion University. From 2002-2003, she served as Director for the Consortium to Examine Clinical Research Ethics at the Center for the Study of Medical Ethics and Humanities at Duke University. In 2006 she was a Visiting Fellow at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. The Universite de Montreal's Centre de Recherche en Ethique hosted her in the summer of 2008 as a Visiting Senior Fellow. Professor Eckenwiler is an active member of the American Philosophical Association, the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, the American Public Health Association, the International Association of Bioethics, and the International Network for Feminist Approaches to Bioethics (FAB). She serves on the advisory board for FAB as well as on the editorial board of the International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics. She is also the US Representative for FAB.

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