Current and Prior Visiting Scholars

Current Visiting Scholars

Jo Gyeong Seon 

Daegu University, South Korea

Mentor: Kevin T. FitzGerald, SJ, PhD


Douglas McAdams, MD

Neurology Resident (PGY-3) Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

"Neuroethics: definitions and applications in clinical neurology"

Mentor: James Giordano, PhD


Jaehong Jeong, MD

Daegu Catholic University, South Korea


Mentor: Kevin T. FitzGerald, SJ, PhD and James Giordano, PhD


Karen Herrera Ferrá, MD

Universidad Anahuac del Norte, Mexico

"Neuroprevention? Defining neuroethical issues in the use of neurotechnology to mitigate recurrent violent crime in youths"

Mentor: James Giordano, PhD


Alessandra Gasparetto, PhD(c)

Varese Italia

"The Neutrality of the Clinical Ethics Consultant.  Theoretical Concept and Practical Feasibility"

Mentor: Kevin Donovan, MD, MA


Eva Katharina Nina Zeldes, PhD(c)

Freie Universitat Berlin

"Between biomedicines - Negotiating Expectations and Cultural Beliefs on Healthcare Among German, Japanese and Indian expatriates in the USA"

Mentor: James Giordano, PhD


Prior Visiting Scholars


Faisal Akram, MD (2016)

King Edward Medical University/Mayo Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan

"Constructing a New Paradigm in Preventive Psychiatry: Role of RDOC, Neuroimaging Data Repositories and Neuroethics"

Mentor: James Giordano, PhD


Christelle Khadra, RN, MSc, PhD(c) (2016)

Faculty of Nursing, University of Montreal, Canada

"Development of a contemporrary neuroethical model for pediatric pain research through the lens of neurophilosophy"

Mentor: James Giordano, PhD


Jonathan S. Miller, PhD, JD (2015)

Senior Program Manager, US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Ft. Detrick, MD

"A Chronic Pain? Assessment of Consent and Privacy Based Concerns Associated with the Precision Medicine Initiative"

Mentor: James Giordano, PhD


Nadine Kabbani, PhD (2015)

Associate Professor of Molecular Neuroscience, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, George Mason University

"Education and Curricular Design in Neuroethics, Neuropolicy, and Neurolaw"

Mentor: James Giordano, PhD


Assya Pascalev, PhD (2015)

Associate Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Howard University

"Futility and advance directives relative to neurological functioning and personal identity"

Mentor: James Giordano, PhD


Yasmeen Alhasawi, MA (2015)

Gallaudet University, Washington, DC

"Changing constructs of potentiality and identity in deaf individuals influenced by progressive developments in hearing-enabling neurotechnology"

Mentor: James Giordano, PhD


Christian Carrozzo, MA (2015)

Senior Editor, Journal of Hospital Ethics, MedStar Washington Hospital Center

"Developments in neuroscience and ontologic values in neuroethics"

Mentor: James Giordano, PhD


Fr. Samuel Velasquez-Serrano, PhD(c) (2014)

Gregoriana, Rome

"Philosophical and phenomenological perspectives of deep brain stimulation"

Mentor: James Giordano, PhD


Koji Tachibana, PhD (2014)

Associate Professor, Kumamoto University, Japan

"Neuroethical issues in use of decision-neurofeedback (Dec-NeF) as an approach to bioenhancement of moral cognition and action"

Mentor: James Giordano, PhD


Lucia Galvagni, PhD (2014)

Trento, Italy

"Ideals, identities and narratives in neuroethical discourses of enhancement"

Mentor: James Giordano, PhD


Jun Yeb Nam, MD (2014)

Daegu University, South Korea

Mentor: Kevin T. FitzGerald, SJ, PhD


David Friedman, JD (2013)

"Bioethics and Privacy Law"

Mentor: James Giordano, PhD


P. Justin Rossi (2013)

University of Florda College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL

"Technical, economic and policy issues in Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for Tourette's Syndrome - neuroethical concerns and approaches"

Mentor: James Giordano, PhD


Danielle DeBacker, MA (2013)

Case Western Reserve University

"Indwelling brain stimulation: clinical, and ethico-legal issues and advancements"

Mentor: James Giordano, PhD