Virginia L. Bartlett, PhD
Virginia L. Bartlett, PhD, joined the faculty of Cedars-Sinai to become assistant director for the Center for Healthcare Ethics in August 2010.
Clinically, Bartlett serves as one of the ethics consultants for Cedars-Sinai's Clinical Ethics Consultation Service. Institutionally, she is a member of Cedars-Sinai’s Bioethics Committee and co-leader of CSMC’s Women’s Mentoring Initiative, among other service appointments. Academically, she is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences at Cedars-Sinai.
Her primary interests and responsibilities focus on helping patients, families and care providers identify and address the complex moral concerns that emerge in healthcare settings through clinical ethics consultations. She also integrates questions about moral experience and clinical ethics practices into themes and programs for ethics education. Currently, she is researching how ethics consultations are understood and utilized by patients, families and healthcare providers.