Dr. Lea Cheyney Brandt is an Associate Professional Practice Professor at the University of Missouri’s School of Medicine. In addition, she serves in leadership positions as the Director of the University of Missouri’s Center for Health Ethics and Medical Director of Clinical Ethics and Consultation Services for the health system.
Dr. Brandt earned a PhD from University of Missouri’s Sinclair School of Nursing, where her dissertation explored Transforming the ethical behavior of clinicians through pedagogical innovation: Sensemaking as a means to promote ethical practice in the face of moral ambiguity. She has also earned a Master of Arts in Bioethics and Health Policy from Loyola University Chicago and a Post-Professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy with an emphasis in Healthcare Ethics and Administration from Creighton University.
She teaches clinical ethics throughout the University of Missouri Health System. In her role with the Center she sits on several ethics-related committees, serves as the ethics policy content expert, works as a clinical ethics consultant, chairs the clinical ethics committee, and serves as an investigator on multiple grants.
Dr. Brandt has authored and co-authored multiple publications and continuing education materials on ethics in practice. She also lectures nationally and internationally on the topics of clinical ethics, education, and professionalism in practice.
Principal Faculty, MU Center for Health Ethics
Professor Emeritus of Medicine
University of Missouri School of Medicine
David A. Fleming, MD, MA, MACP, is professor emeritus of Medicine at the University of Missouri (MU) School of Medicine, where he has served on faculty since 1980. From 1999-2001, he was a US Department of Health and Human Services primary care research fellow at the Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University. He practiced internal medicine and geriatrics in North Central Missouri for nearly 20 years prior to that experience. More recently, Dr. Fleming served as Chair of Medicine at MU from 2007-2016 and was founding Director of the MU Center for Health Ethics. He is widely published and pursues research in end-of-life care, health disparity, health literacy, organizational ethics, health care access, and research ethics. Dr. Fleming also served as chair of the Board of Governors and member of the Board of Regents for the American College of Physicians. He was president of the American College of Physicians from 2014-2015. He also served as a member of the Board of Regents for the National Library of Medicine from 2011-2015.
Center of Health Ethics Administrator
Clayton Clark, MSN, RN
Instructor of Nursing, Sinclair School of Nursing
Julia Halsey, MD, MA
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Missouri School of Medicine
Lori L. Popejoy, PhD, RN, FAAN
John A. Hartford Foundation Claire M. Fagin Fellow, Sinclair School of Nursing
Arthur Rawlings, M.Div., MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Missouri School of Medicine