Kristina Orfali

Professor of Bioethics in Pediatrics


Kristina Orfali, Professor of Bioethics in Pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center is a sociologist and ethicist and a Faculty Associate at the Center for Bioethics. She serves on the pediatric ethics committee at the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York and is a pediatric clinical ethics consultant at CUMC. She is the author of numerous peer-reviewed publications in journals including Social Science and Medicine, the Journal of Clinical Ethics, Perspectives in Medicine and Biology, Sociology of Health and Illness, the American Journal of Bioethics, Paediatric Child Health, the Journal of Consumer Research etc. as well as several chapters and special issues such as. The View From Here: Bioethics and the Social Sciences (Blackwell, 2007) and "Bioethics in the Field: the Social Reproduction of Bioethics in Diverse Cultural Contexts (Social Science and Medicine, vol.98)". She is the co-editor of books such as: "Who is my Genetic Parent? Donor Anonymity and Assisted Reproduction: a Cross-Cultural Perspective "(Bruylant, 2010);" Families and End of Life Treatment Decisions: An International Perspective" (Bruylant, 2012); "The Female Body: A Journey Through Law, Culture and Medicine" (Bruylant, 2013).


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