Colleen M. GallagherPhD, MA, LSW, FACHE
Colleen M. Gallagher, PhD, LSW, FACHE, has worked in the fields of social work and health care ethics since 1985. She received her Doctoral degree in Bioethics In Health Care Professions and Social Work from The Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, Ohio, in 2004. She completed an ethics fellowship in 1997 at Georgetown University, in Washington, DC.
In June 2008, Dr. Gallagher joined the staff at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, where she is the Chief and Executive Director, of the Section of Integrated Ethics in Cancer Care, and an Associate Professor, in the Department of Critical Care. Previously, she served as System Director of Clinical Ethics for Resurrection Health Care in Chicago, Illinois.
Dr. Gallagher is a national leader in health care ethics. She has worked in the fields of social work and health care ethics since 1985. As the Section Chief of Integrated Ethics in Cancer Care, Dr. Gallagher oversees a network of clinical rounds, ethics consults and research. She has authored and co-authored peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and made presentations on a broad range of topics in the field of health care ethics. She holds appointments on various national and international committees, including Food and Drug Administration Molecular Devices Committee, International Ethics Expert for both UNESCO Chair in Science and Technology and UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights.