Marjorie Hodges Shaw, J.D., Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Law and Bioethics Theme at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Dr. Shaw teaches on the intersection of law and health care, medical judgment and decision-making, and bioethics. She serves as a member of the clinical ethics consultation team. Her dissertation explored coaching as a form of instruction and as a component of medical ethics education. Her current research interest include law and ethics instruction in medical school curriculum and issues in applied ethical decision-making in health care.
Previously, she served as Judicial Administrator for Cornell University. She co-founded (with Steve Worona) and served as Director of the Cornell University Computer Policy and Law Program, (now the Cornell University Institute for Internet Culture, Policy, and Law).
Dr. Shaw received her undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University (1987), where she was inducted as a member of the Golden Chain Senior Honor Society. She received her J.D. from Cornell University Law School (1991), her MA in Philosophy from the University of Rochester (2004) and her Ph.D. in Education from the University of Rochester (2011). She completed her Fellowship in Clinical Ethics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2012.