Division of Health Systems & Policy

Medical Humanities Division

Medical Humanities faculty support the Medical School curriculum, participating in the Patient, Physician and Society and Upstream Medicine courses in Year 1, Neuroscience and ICM in Year 2, ethics case conferences in the Psychiatry, Women’s Health, and Surgery Clerkships in Year 3, and diverse first, second, and fourth-year electives.  In 2016, these included Health Care in Developing Countries, Health Care in the Global Community, Future Directions in Global Health, Literature and Medicine, Race, Sex and Gender in Medical Education, the Holocaust, Medical Education Research, and a student-initiated elective on Professional Identity Development.

Public Health activities include an elective on Public Health Ethics and Policy and ongoing work with the Ethics Committee at Public Health - Dayton and Montgomery County.

Research interests of participating faculty include topics in medical humanities, medical ethics, medical education, global health, and medical education research.

Participating Faculty

Mary T. White, PhD

Department:
Population and Public Health Sci
Title:
Professor, Population & Public Health; Director, Medical Humanities
Address:
Biological Sciences 251C, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Katherine L. Cauley, PhD

Department:
Pediatrics
Title:
Professor Emerita, Pediatrics

Ken Dahms, JD, MA

Department:
Population and Public Health Sciences
Title:
Adjunct Instructor, Population & Public Health

Thomas E. Herchline, M.D.

Department:
Medicine
Title:
Professor, Internal Medicine
Address:
Miami Valley Hospital, 128 E Apple St Wche 2, Dayton, OH 45409-2902

Sabrina M Neeley, PhD, MPH

Department:
Medical Education - BSOM
Title:
Professor, Population & Public Health; Director of Population Health Curriculum
Address:
White Hall 290, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Cristina Redko, PhD

Department:
Population and Public Health Sci
Title:
Associate Professor, Population & Public Health, Center for Global Health
Address:
Res Park-Tech Center IV 200, 3123 Research Blvd, Kettering, OH 45420-4035

David B. Shuster, M.D.

Address:
Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Consultant, 2600 Far Hills Ave Ste 309, Oakwood, OH 45419-1602

Dennis M Sullivan, MD

Title:
Clinical Professor, Population & Public Health

Director

Mary T. White, M.Div., Ed.M., Ph.D.

Dr. White is a professor in the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences and Director of Medical Humanities at the Boonshoft School of Medicine.  She teaches courses in medical ethics and humanities, public health ethics, and global health, and participates in basic science courses and clinical clerkships. Her research interests include ethical issues in genetic testing and counseling, research ethics, global health ethics, end-of-life care, and decision-making.  Dr. White’s global health experience includes a sabbatical at Mbarara University of Science and Technology in Uganda, teaching and research partnerships with the University of Gondar in Ethiopia, and ongoing involvement with the Kossoye Development Project in Ethiopia.

Dr. White joined the faculty at the Boonshoft School of Medicine in 1995.  She received her PhD from the Institute of the Medical Humanities, University of Texas Medical Branch (1995), and MDiv and EdM degrees from Harvard Divinity School and Graduate School of Education (1987).

Last edited on 05/19/2017.