Matthew Pjecha, MS


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Curriculum Vitae

Matthew Pjecha, MS, is the Program Coordinator and Ethics Lead for the Ethical AI Project at the Center for Practical Bioethics. Ethical AI is a community-based project developing best practices and recommendations for the use of artificial intelligence systems in healthcare.


Matthew joined the staff of the Center in 2016. While serving as a program associate, his research in the intersection of healthcare, policy and emerging technology led to his leadership in the Center’s 2019 launch of the Ethical AI project in collaboration with healthcare organizations regionally.


Matthew received a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Missouri – Kansas City where he focused on bioethics and philosophy of science. He then completed an M.S. in Public Policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology focused on health policy and a certificate in science, technology, and society studies. He is currently co-chairing Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas’s Emerging Technology Board tasked with taking a community-based and person-centered approach toward KC’s smart city initiatives and other technology issues.