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Elizabeth Lanphier

Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Bioethicist, University of Cincinnati

Elizabeth Lanphier is a moral philosopher and bioethicist. She earned her PhD in philosophy from Vanderbilt University and an MS degree in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University. Dr. Lanphier completed a postdoctoral clinical ethics fellowship with Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and now works as an ethicist and scholar at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center's Ethics Center, with appointments in the University of Cincinnati Philosophy Department and University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Pediatrics Department. Dr. Lanphier is additionally affiliated with the University of Cincinnati Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department and is a non-resident research fellow at the Institute of Philosophy and Public Policy at George Mason University.


  • 2020–present
    Clinical assistant professor, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center


  • 2020 
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Fellowship, Clinical Ethics
  • 2019 
    Vanderbilt University , PhD, Philosophy
  • 2013 
    Columbia University, MS, Narrative Medicine

Professional Memberships

  • American Philosophical Association
  • American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
  • North American Society for Social Philosophy