Whitny Braun, PhD, MPH
Whitny Braun is the Program Director for the MA in Bioethics and an Assistant Professor of Ethics at Loma Linda University. She graduated from La Sierra University with a BA in History and Political Science. She then finished an MA in Biomedical and Clinical Ethics and a MPH from Loma Linda University, followed by a PhD of Philosophy in Theology, Ethics, and Culture from Claremont Graduate University. Dr. Braun’s research has focused on religious suicide including the Jain practice of Sallekhana and the Parsi practice of Dakhmenashini. She has also published and presented at conferences on American prison system in regard to the death penalty and organ donation. Dr. Braun’s latest research focuses on the ethics of genetic testing protocols for embryos.
- Braun, W. (2017). Jainism. In S. Sirojjakool, M. Carr, & E. Bursey (Eds.), World Religions for Healthcare Professionals (pp. 82-97). New York, New York: Routledge.
- Braun, W. (2017). Sallekhana. In K. T. S. Sarao & J. D. Long (Eds.), Springer Encyclopedia of Indian Religions: Buddhism and Jainism. New York, New York: Springer.
- Braun, W. (2015). Sallekhanā: The Philosophy, Ethics and Culture of the Jain End of Life Ritual. (Ph.D.), Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California.
- Braun, W. (2014). Sallekhana. Natural Transitions, 3, 36-38.
- Braun, W. (2009). The Eighth Amendment Dichotomy: The Clinical and Legal Debate Over Prisoner's Constitutional Right to Healthcare and Organ Transplantation. . In F. M. G. Costa & M. M. P. López (Eds.), Retos Del Derecho En El Siglo XXI (pp. 131-155). Valencia, Spain: Ediciones de la Universidad De Murcia.
- Braun, W. (2008). Sallekhana: the ethicality and legality of religious suicide by starvation in the Jain religious community. International Journal of Medicine and Law, 27(4), 913-924.
- Braun, W. (2007). Sallekhana: Consideraciones Eticas Y Juridicas Sobre El Suicidio Por Inanicion En La Comunidad Religiosa Jainita. Anales de Derecho - Universidad de Murcia, 25, 415-428.