Director, MU Center for Health Ethics
Associate Professional Practice Professor Department of Medicine and
Adjunct Associate Professor Health Management and Informatics University of Missouri, School of Medicine
Dr. Brandt 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. Her doctoral training was conducted at Radboud University Nijmegen, Medical Ethics Department in the Netherlands and at the VHA National Center for Ethics located in New York City.
She has been nationally recognized for her development of innovative and collaborative health education programs and has been successful in acquiring grants focused on health workforce development and improving access to education and health services for underserved populations.
As Director of the MU Center for Health Ethics and Medical Director for the MUHC Clinical Ethics and Consultation Service, she oversees the clinical ethics consulting service, chairs the clinical ethics committee and contributes to organizational policy development at University of Missouri Health Care. Academically, she spends a great deal of time teaching and developing curriculum in health ethics and professionalism in the medical school and other venues across the university campus. National and international appointments include a current appointment as Chair of the CGFNS International Occupational Therapy Professional Standards Committee and the US representative of the Ethics Advisory Committee for the European Research Council grant on Attempts to Control the End of Life in People with Dementia.
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, health professions education, and professionalism in practice.