Email: 'LRasmuss' with 'uncc' and dot 'edu'
I am Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Philosophy; an Auxiliary Faculty Member in Health Psychology; and a Center Faculty Affiliate with the Center for Professional and Applied Ethics. My main research areas are clinical ethics consultation and research ethics, and I teach mainly in the areas of bioethics, research ethics, and ethical theory. I am the Editor of the Philosophy & Medicine book series, published by Springer.
“What Are Standards in Clinical Ethics Consultation For?”: A philosophical assessment of the purpose and possible structures of standards in the field. Presented at APPE 2014.
“Is it Worse if Facebook® or a Professor Amasses Your Data?”: A paper in collaboration with colleague Gordon Hull on changing notions of privacy and the implications of this for federal regulation of data collection by academics and private corporations. To be presented at the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Conference, October 2013.
“The Case of Vipul Bhrigu and the Federal Definition of Research Misconduct”: The ORI recently issued its finding that Vipul Bhrigu committed research misconduct with his sabotage of a colleague’s work, but I argue that this is an unusual finding with implications for future misconduct cases. Abstract available here:http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11948-013-9459-y
Responsible Conduct of Research in the Biological and Behavioral Sciences: an interdisciplinary graduate course required for doctoral students in biology, bioinformatics, and health psychology
Healthcare Ethics: an undergraduate course focusing on topics in medical ethics
Ethical Theory (separate courses at the graduate and undergraduate level)
Philosophical Methods: a graduate course required for Philosophy MA students
Introduction to Philosophy