Leadership


Gerald Winslow, PhD

Gerald Winslow, PhD

Director

For over five decades, Gerald Winslow has taught and written about ethics, especially biomedical ethics. During this time, he has served as an academic administrator and health care executive.


Grace Oei, MD, MA

Grace Oei, MD, MA, HEC-C

Associate Director

Grace Oei is the Director of Clinical Ethics for Loma Linda University Health and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine. She is a practicing pediatric intensivist and clinical ethics consultant, and has successfully completed the Healthcare Ethics Consultant-Certified Program (HEC-C)


MaryJane Rasnic, MSA

MaryJane Rasnic, MSA

Administrative Liaison

MaryJane comes from a background of health care and administration. Her dedicated support and collaborative, operational skills fit well with the Center’s strategic priorities.

 


​Graduate Assistants

Breana Chin

Breana Chin

Breana Chin is currently dually enrolled in the MD/MA Bioethics program at Loma Linda University. She is interested in topics related to end-of-life care including racial disparities in palliative medicine, advanced directives, outcomes of end-of-life care, elder self-neglect, physician assisted suicide, and more. After graduating, she plans to pursue residency in Family Medicine and a fellowship in Palliative Medicine.

  • MD Class of 2021
  • MA, Bioethics Class of 2020

 

David Deemer

David Deemer

David Deemer is a dual-degree MD/MA Bioethics student at Loma Linda University. His academic interests include survey design and assessment, research ethics, and competing conceptions of justice. He plans to apply to Internal Medicine residency, followed by additional training in Quality Improvement and Clinical Informatics in fellowship. 

  • MD Class of 2021
  • MA, Bioethics Class of 2020

Martha Duah

Martha Duah

Martha Duah is an MD/MA Bioethics student at Loma Linda University. She graduated from Andrews University with a BS in Psychology with an emphasis in Behavioral Neuroscience.  Her academic interests include topics on race, psychiatry, the problem of evil, and anything that affects black women. She plans to apply to a Psychiatry residency and one day work with African governments on medical ethics within the continent.

  • MD Class of 2021
  • MA, Bioethics Class of 2020

Matthew Hagele

Matthew Hagele

Matthew Hagele is pursuing an MD/MA Bioethics degree at Loma Linda University. He is interested in clinical ethics, hospital policies, and end of life care. He is planning to apply to Psychiatry residency after graduation, with the additional goals of practicing as a clinical ethicist and completing a fellowship in Palliative Medicine.

  • MD Class of 2021
  • MA, Bioethics Class of 2020

Amanda Jacovani

Amanda Jacovani

DDS/MA Bioethics Combined Degree Program

  • DDS Class of 2021
  • MA, Bioethics Class of 2021

Karl Wallenkampf

Karl Wallenkampf

Karl Wallenkampf is a candidate in the MD-MA Bioethics dual-degree program with an expected graduation in 2021. He has been committed to interdisciplinary studies since his time in Walla Walla University, where completed the honors general studies program and earned a BA in humanities with a concentration in English and a BS in biology. His professional interests include pursuing training in medicine and pediatrics to practice critical care medicine and palliative care—first in a major metropolitan area and then in a more rural setting. His academic interests include bedside patient-physician dynamics, beginning- and end-of-life care, and the tension of individual and communal moral commitments.

  • MD Class of 2021
  • MA, Bioethics Class of 2020