The Madeline Brill Nelson Chair in Ethics Education

Jansen,LynnCreated through the vision and generosity of Madeline Brill Nelson in tribute to her beloved father, Dr. Isidor C. Brill, the newly-established Chair in Ethics Education provides a dramatic new energy and focus to the Center's many education programs. 

Lynn A. Jansen is the inaugural holder of the Madeline Brill Nelson Chair in Ethics Education in the Center for Ethics in Health Care at OHSU. After receiving her nursing degree and working as a registered nurse, she pursued academic studies at Columbia University (where she earned a doctorate in political science with a focus on political theory) and the University of Chicago (where she was a postdoctoral fellow in medical ethics at the MacLean Center.)
Dr. Jansen has published widely on topics in both medical ethics and research ethics.  Her work has appeared in the leading journals in the field of bioethics including The Hastings Center Report, The Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, Bioethics and The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy.  She served as a co-editor of Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics from 2002 to 2009, where she is now an associate editor.
Dr. Jansen is also the primary investigator on two NIH funded research grants that study the impact of the optimistic bias on patient-subjects who enroll in early phase cancer trials.  Her work on the optimistic bias has received national media attention and has been discussed in leading medical journals.