Michele Mekel, JD, MHA, MBA

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    Assistant Director, Penn State Bioethics Program
    Assistant Teaching Professor of Bioethics
    Affiliate Faculty, Rock Ethics Institute
    Affiliate Faculty, Penn State Law
    Joint Appointment, College of Medicine Department of Humanities

    Research interests

    Working in the areas of bioethics, law, and health humanities, Michele Mekel’s work is interdisciplinary. It also spans both the theoretical and the applied. She is co-PI of the Viral Imaginations: COVID-19 project, which collects, displays, and archives the first-person narratives of Pennsylvanians’ lived pandemic experiences expressed through visual art and creative writing.

    Teaching and educational interests

    Michele Mekel’s teaching interests and expertise includes biomedical bioethics, health humanities and health law.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

    Education/Academic qualification

    MHA, University of Missouri-Columbia

    … → 2003

    MBA, University of Missouri-Columbia

    … → 2003

    JD, University of Missouri-Columbia

    … → 2002

    BJ, University of Missouri-Columbia

    … → 1993


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