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Marjorie Shaw, J.D., Ph.D.

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Administrative: (585) 275-5800

Office: (585) 275-0174

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Division of Medical Humanities and Bioethics

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Medical Humanities Master's Program

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Professional Background

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.


Faculty Appointments


JD | Cornell Law School

MA | University of Rochester

BA | N Carolina St Univ at Raleigh
Political Science

PhD | University of Rochester


Journal Articles

Shaw, M.H.; D'Angio, C.T.; and Dadiz, R. "Personal, Professional, and Practice: A Framework for Ethics Education". NeoReviews. 2016; 17(2).

Chiafery, M.; Shaw M. H. "Commentaries on Good Reasons?". Annals of Behavioral Science and Medical Education. 2013; 19(2): 28-33.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Legal, Ethical, and Policy Issues
Book Title: Using Technology to Promote Student Learning: Opportunities for Today and Tomorrow
Author List: Petersen, R.J. and Marjorie W. Hodges
Edited By: Catherine McHugh Engstrom and Kevin W. Kruger
Published By: Jossey-Bass1997 in San Francisco

Chapter Title: First Amendment Issues in Judicial Affairs
Book Title: Critical Issues in Judicial Affairs: Current Trends in Practice
Author List: Hodges, M.W.
Edited By: Wanda L. Mercer
Published By: Jossey-Bass1996 in San Francisco