Michael J Deem, PhD

  • Assistant Professor School of Nursing & Center for Healthcare Ethics, Duquesne University

Michael Deem teaches in the Center’s Master of Arts in Bioethics Program, as well as its Consortium Ethics Program. His primary appointment is at Duquesne University where he has been an Assistant Professor since 2017, with a joint appointment in the School of Nursing and the Center for Healthcare Ethics. He completed a PhD in philosophy at the University of Notre Dame in 2015 and an MA in philosophy at Texas A&M University in 2009. He is an affiliated faculty member of the Genetic Counseling Program at Indiana State University and a subject faculty member of the Certificate Program in Pediatric Bioethics at Children’s Mercy Hospital. He participates on the hospital ethics committees at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, UPMC Presbyterian, and UPMC Shadyside. His main areas of research are bioethics, philosophy of biology and medicine, and public health ethics. For Oxford University Press, he is co-editing two books:  Nursing Ethics: Normative Foundations, Advanced Concepts, and Emerging Issues (with Center faculty member Jennifer Lingler) and The Oxford Handbook of Genetic Counseling (with Center affiliated faculty member Robin Grubs and Emily Farrow).