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

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

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 676
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-0174
Administrative: (585) 275-5800

Professional Bio

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.

Recent 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.

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Medical Humanities and Bioethics (SMD) - Primary


PhD | Education | University of Rochester2011
MA | Philosophy | University of Rochester2004
JD | Law | Cornell Law School1991
BA | Political Science | N Carolina St Univ at Raleigh1987

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

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