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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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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.



BA | N Carolina St Univ at Raleigh
Political Science

JD | Cornell Law School

MA | University of Rochester

PhD | University of Rochester

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

2017 - 0
Nonprofit Board Excellence in Leadership, Center for Community Engagement, St. John Fisher College

2016 - 0
Women's Leadership Circle, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry and Susan B. Anthony Center

2010 - 2012
Clinical Ethics Fellow, University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital

0 - 0
Mediator, Harvard Law School, Program of Instruction For Lawyers, 1993

0 - 0
Mediator, New York State Office of Court Administration, 1994

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Faculty Marshall
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Location: Commencement

Innovation in Medical Education Award


Journal Articles

Sims, Max; Shaw, Margie Hodges; Gilbertson, Seth; Storch, Joseph; and Halterman, Marc W. "Legal and ethical issues surrounding the use of crowdsourcing among healthcare providers" . Health Informatics Journal. 2018; .

Baker, Clayton J; Shaw, Margie Hodges; Mooney, Christopher; Daiss, Susan Dodge-Peters; Clark, Stephanie Brown. "The Medical Humanities Effect: A Pilot Study of Pre-Health Professions Students at the University of Rochester" . Journal of Medical Humanities. 2017; .

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

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Brain Death
Book Title: Adult Critical Care Medicine: A Casebook
Author List: Shaw, Margie Hodges and David Kaufman C.
Edited By: Jennifer A. LaRosa
Published By: Springer Nature Switzerland 2019

Chapter Title: Ethical Issues in Older Adults
Book Title: Guidelines for Geriatric Rehabilitation: From Bedside to Curbside
Author List: Demme, R., Sussman, B.L., and Shaw, M.H.
Edited By: K. R. Poduri
Published By: CRC Press 2017 in Rica Raton, Florida

Chapter Title: Moral, Ethical, and Legal Issues in Patient Care
Book Title: The Behavioral Sciences and Health Care
Author List: Shaw, M.H
Edited By: OJ Sahler, John E. Carr, Julia B. Frank and Joao Nunes
Published By: Hogrefe Publishing 2017 in Ashland, Ohio