Melissa Moschella

Melissa Moschella

Columbia University

Melissa Moschella is Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics at Columbia University and Director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics in the Department of Medicine. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and received her Ph.D. in Political Philosophy from Princeton University. Her book, To Whom Do Children Belong? Parental Rights, Civic Education and Children’s Autonomy was published in 2016 by Cambridge University Press. Dr. Moschella speaks and writes on a variety of contemporary moral issues, including brain death, end-of-life ethics, parental rights, reproductive technologies, and conscience rights. She is currently working on a book about metaphysical and ethical issues related to brain death and organ donation. Her articles have been published in scholarly journals as well as popular media outlets, including BioethicsThe Journal of Medical Ethics, The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, The Journal of Law and ReligionThe New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, and The New York Daily News.