Dr. Karen Bullock Elected to Center for Practical Bioethics Board

Dr. Karen Bullock has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Center for Practical Bioethics (CPB). The Center has a mission of raising and responding to ethical issues in health and healthcare. The vision is to have ethical discourse and action advance the health and dignity of all persons. With bioethics being the application of ethics to the field of medicine and healthcare, ethicists and bioethicists provide guidance to patients, families, and clinicians as they make difficult choices. The Center addresses ethical issues by bringing diverse groups together, in collaboration, to offer guidelines and policies, develop programs and to disseminate a plethora of resources.

Dr. Bullock will serve as a subject matter expert, with more than two decades of clinical practice experience in mental health and aging, concentrating on healthcare disparities and inequities. Her research focuses on cancer care, social support for older adults with serious illness, and health equity. Dr. Bullock is a John A. Hartford Faculty Scholar and serves on several national boards and committees, including the Social Work Hospice & Palliative Care Network (SWHPN), as vice-chair and the immediate past chair of the American Cancer Society (ACS) Oncology Social Work Research Peer Review Committee.

She is a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Roundtable Committee on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness; and the NC Institute of Medicine Serious Illness Taskforce. Dr. Bullock won the 2012 Best Article Award from the Routledge Journal of Social Work in end-of-life and palliative care, and she has been featured in the Washington Post, USA Today, and Los Angeles Times as an expert in these areas. She is excited to be using her knowledge, skills and community engagement acumen to support the mission and vision of the Center for Practical Bioethics. 

Congratulations, Dr. Bullock!

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