Dena Davis, Ph.D.

Presidential Endowed Chair in Health - Humanities/Social Sciences; Professor of Religion Studies; Associate Director of Personnel for Health, Medicine and Society

Dr. Davis came to Lehigh after teaching at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (Cleveland State University) and Central Michigan University. She received her doctorate in religion from the University of Iowa and her J.D. from University of Virginia. Her specialty is bioethics, and her specific focus is on the ethics of genetic medicine and genetic research. Dr. Davis' latest book is Genetic Dilemmas: Reproductive Technology, Parental Choices, and Children's Futures (2nd Edition, University of Oxford Press, 2010). Dr. Davis was a Fulbright scholar in India, Italy, Israel, Indonesia, and Sweden. Dr. Davis served on the Central Institutional Review Board of the National Cancer Institute, and iwa a member of the Ethics Advisory Council of Geisinger MyCode, a precision medicine project and biobank.