Inmaculada de Melo-Martin, PhD, MS

Portrait of Inmaculada de Melo-Martin.

Inmaculada de Melo-Martín, PhD, MS is Professor of Medical Ethics in the Division of Medical Ethics Weill Cornell Medicine and in the Graduate School of Medical Sciences at Weill Cornell Medical College. She is also the Co-Director of the Regulatory and Ethics Knowledge and Support Core for the Clinical & Translational Science Center (CTSC) at Weill Cornell. She holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy and a M.S. in Molecular Biology.

Her research interests include bioethics and philosophy of science and technology, and she has published extensively in these areas in some of the best philosophical and scientific journals. In her work, she explores epistemic aspects and ethical challenges confronting the biomedical sciences. She is interested not only on traditional issues related to responsible research conduct, but also questions about the role of values in science and technology, the ethical obligations of scientific communities, and the ways in which research practices and institutions can be most conducive to producing socially relevant knowledge.

Dr. de Melo-Martín has served on the Empire State Stem Cell Board-Ethics Committee by gubernatorial appointment and is a Fellow of the Hastings Center. She is the immediate Past-President of the Society of Philosophy and Technology and is a member of the European Academy of Sciences. Her most recent books are Rethinking Reprogenetics (OUP, 2017), and with Kristen Intemann, The Fight Against Doubt (OUP, 2018).