The HERE series features IUCB faculty and outside experts applying an ethics lens to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Speakers will explore contemporary DEI topics in health and research using diverse ethical perspectives, including feminist ethics, narrative ethics, human rights frameworks, critical race theory, or other approaches. These talks are meant to be explorations of DEI that can broaden and deepen our understanding of methodology and theory in bioethics, and thus deepen our appreciation for problems and ways forward in equity and diversity.
Our first speaker was Mary A. Ott, M.D, M.A, a professor of Pediatrics at IU School of Medicine and a faculty investigator at the Indiana University for Bioethics. Dr. Ott’s research interests are adolescent pregnancy and HIV prevention, pediatric research ethics, and adolescent consent and confidentiality. Her research includes implementation sciences approaches to community-based adolescent pregnancy preventions, adolescent contraceptive access, and ethics of research with vulnerable populations, and global adolescent health. For more information about her research and publications, please click here.
Dr. Ott presented Adolescent Reproductive Equity and Public Health Ethics as the first lecture in the HERE series. In this lecture, Dr. Ott applied public health ethics frameworks and the concept of least restrictive solutions to address the eroding reproductive rights of adolescents in the US, broadly, and Indiana, specifically. She examined the marked inequities for Indiana adolescents and discussed how policies created from public health ethics frameworks can improve sexual and reproductive health equity.
Date/Time: December 2nd, 2021 / 12pm