Karen Rommelfanger

Founder and Director, Institute of Neuroethics

Karen Rommelfanger is the Program Director of Emory University’s Neuroethics Program at the Center for Ethics and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology and in the Department of Psychiatry at Emory University. Dr. Rommelfanger received her PhD in Neuroscience from Emory University. She is also the Senior Associate Editor for the American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience and founder of NeuroEthics Women (NEW) Leaders. Her work explores how emerging neuroscience and technology inform how we define that nature of disease and medicine. She is dedicated to cross-cultural work in neuroethics and also serves as ethicist to the China-India Mental Health Alliance and is co-chair of the Neuroethics Workgroup of the International Brain Initiative. She is an appointed member to the BRAIN Initiative Neuroethics Division and is ambassador to the Human Brain Project’s Ethics Advisory Board. She is a board member of the International Neuroethics Society. A key part of her work is fostering communication across multiple stakeholders in neuroscience. As such she edits the largest international online neuroethics discussion forum The Neuroethics Blog and she is a frequent contributor and commentator in popular media such as The New York Times, USA Today and The Huffington Post.

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