Mary Simmerling, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Public Health in the Division of Medical Ethics at Weill Cornell Medical College. She holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy and completed a two-year Fellowship at the University of Chicago's MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics.
Dr. Simmerling's research focuses on medical and research ethics, with an emphasis on issues related to justice and human rights. Much of her work has been in the areas of human organ transplantation ethics and clinical medical ethics. Her work has been published in journals such as Transplantation, The American Journal of Transplantation, Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation, Liver Transplantation, the DePaul Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, Journal of Clinical Ethics, the Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, and the American Journal of Bioethics.
Her current research projects are in the areas of research integrity and misconduct, organ transplantation ethics, and human trafficking.