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Elizabeth Lanphier, PhD, MS

  • Clinical Ethicist, Ethics Center
  • Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
  • Asssitant Professor, UC Department of Philosophy; Affiliated Faculty, UC Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


Certification: Healthcare Ethics Consultant (HEC-C), 2020. 

Fellowship: Clinical Ethics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, 2020.

PhD: Philosophy, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2019.

MS: Narrative Medicine, Columbia University, New York, NY, 2013.


Clinical ethics; medical humanities; health care justice



Trauma Informed Ethics Consultation. Lanphier, E; Anani, UE. The American Journal of Bioethics. 2022; 22:45-57.


Pediatric Off-Label Use of Covid-19 Vaccines: Ethical and Legal Considerations. Lanphier, E; Fyfe, S. Hastings Center Report. 2021; 51:27-32.


Narrative and Medicine: Premises, Practices, Pragmatism. Lanphier, E. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine. 2021; 64:211-234.

Professionalism or prejudice? Modelling roles, risking microaggressions. Miller, E; Girdwood, ST; Shah, A; Anyigbo, C; Lanphier, E. Journal of Medical Ethics. 2023; 49:822-823.

Birth, trust and consent: reasonable mistrust and trauma-informed remedies. Lanphier, E; Lomotey-Nakon, L. Journal of Medical Ethics. 2023; 49:624-625.

Expanding the Frame: An Afrofuturist Response to Artificial Womb Technology. Lomotey-Nakon, L; Lanphier, E. The American Journal of Bioethics. 2023; 23:99-101.

Measuring Moral Distress: Improving the Tools by Educating Clinicians. Boxell, L; Lanphier, E. The American Journal of Bioethics. 2023; 23:61-63.

Whose Trauma? Who's Trauma Informed?. Lanphier, E; Anani, UE. The American Journal of Bioethics. 2023; 23:98-100.

A Mixed Methods Analysis of Requests for Religious Exemptions to a COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement. Antommaria, AH M; Lanphier, E; Housholder, A; McGowan, M. AJOB Empirical Bioethics. 2023; 14:15-22.

Prisons, Pandemics, and Personal Responsibility: COVID in Ohio’s Correctional Facilities: Research and Reflection Article. Lanphier, E; Behne, MF. Ohio under COVID: Lessons from America’s Heartland in Crisis. 2023.