Inmaculada de Melo-Martin   Professor of Medical Ethics in Medicine

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Inmaculada de Melo-Martin, PhD, MS, is Professor of Medical Ethics in the Division of Medical Ethics, Weill Cornell Medical College. She holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy and a M.S. in Molecular Biology. Her research interests include Bioethics and Philosophy of Science. Most of her work has been on ethical and epistemological issues related to reprogenetics and molecular genetics. She has been particularly concerned with calling attention to the importance of science when making ethical judgments; the importance of ethics when evaluating new scientific and technological developments and proposing public policies; and the importance of attending to the social and political context when assessing science and technology.

Dr. de Melo-Martin is the author of Making Babies: Biomedical Technology, Reproductive Ethics, and Public Policy (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1998), Taking Biology Seriously: What Biology Can and Cannot Tell Us About Moral and Public Policy Issues (Rowman and Littlefield, 2005), and Rethining Reprogenetics: Enhancing Ethical Analyses of Reprogenetic Technologies (Oxford University Press, 2017). Her work has been published in journals such as Academic Medicine, American Journal of Bioethics, Bioethics, Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, The FASEB Journal, EMBO Reports, Fertility and Sterility, Hastings Center Report, The Journal of Medical Ethics, Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, The Lancet, and Philosophy of Science.


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