Professor of Biomedical Ethics, Mayo Clinic
Michelle McGowan, PhD, is a Professor of Biomedical Ethics at Mayo Clinic and Visiting Scholar at University of Cincinnati. Her research focuses on the ethical, legal and social implications of genomic testing and reproductive policies and technologies. Dr. McGowan has served as an ethics consultant for the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, and the National Society of Genetic Counselors. She leads the Ohio Policy Evaluation Network's project on abortion clinic closures and care churn in which she has conducted empirical bioethics research on ethical and social challenges of counseling about and performing prenatal genetic screening and diagnostic testing in abortion-restrictive states.