Amy Lynn McGuire, JD, PhD

Amy McGuire is the Leon Jaworski Professor of Biomedical Ethics and Director of the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine. She researches ethical and policy issues related to emerging technologies, with a particular focus on genomic research, personalized medicine, and the clinical integration of novel brain implant devices. Her research is funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense. Dr. McGuire has received numerous teaching awards at Baylor College of Medicine, was recognized by the Texas Executive Women as a Woman on the Move in 2016, and was invited to give a TedMed talk, titled “There is no Genome for the Human Spirit,” in 2014. She has served as a member of the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research and as an advisor to the X Prize in Genomics. Currently, Dr. McGuire is a member of the Program Committee for the Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics, sits on the executive committee for the Health Policy Institute for the Texas Medical Center, and is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Geisinger Research and The Morgridge Institute.

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