Director, Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Amy L. McGuire, J.D., Ph.D., associate professor of medicine and medical ethics, is the director of the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine. She was awarded the Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Faculty Excellence Award for Education Leadership and the Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching and Evaluation, is a member of the Baylor College of Medicine Academy of Distinguished Educators, and is a member of the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research at the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. McGuire received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, summa cum laude, her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center, summa cum laude, and her Ph.D., with distinction, from the Institute for Medical Humanities at The University of Texas Medical Branch.
Her research focuses on legal and ethical issues in genomics. She is currently studying participant attitudes toward genomic data sharing, investigators’ practices and perspectives on the return of genetic research results, ethical issues in human microbiome research, and ethical and policy issues related to the clinical integration of genomics.