MARY DEVEREAUX, Ph.D., is a philosopher and bioethicist at University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She is Assistant Director of the UCSD Research Ethics Program and the San Diego Research Ethics Consortium, and Director of the UCSD Biomedical Ethics Seminars. She also holds an appointment in the UCSD Health Law & Policy Program, where she is Academic Coordinator, and Adjunct Professor of Law at California Western School of Law. As of 2015-2016, Dr. Devereaux also serves as Chief of Bioethics at Rady Children’s Hospital (RCHSD).
With over a dozen years of experience in medical ethics and research ethics education, Devereaux currently provides ethics support for the WISDOM breast cancer trial (Laura Esserman, PI) and provides ethics training in the School of Medicine and a variety of graduate programs in health sciences. She is Founder and Director of Tough Cases, a monthly case-based ethics discussion for clinicians and medical staff, and Co-Director of the Medical Humanities Research Group on campus. She serves on the Hospital Ethics Committee at the Medical Center Hillcrest and speaks widely on issues in biomedical and research ethics for academic and lay audiences. Prior to her current position, Dr. Devereaux held a tenured position in the Philosophy Department at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania.
Recent publications include work on ethical and regulatory issues in stem cell research; stem cell tourism; research ethics education; and the ethics of cosmetic surgery and other forms of medical enhancement. Devereaux is a member of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) and the American Philosophical Association (APA).