Stephanie Morain is a currently an Assistant Professor at the Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy of Baylor College of Medicine. Her research applies empirical and normative analysis to evaluate issues at the intersection of ethics, law, and policy, with a particular focus on the appropriate scope of government authority in public health interventions.
She completed her PhD in 2014 through Harvard University's Interfaculty Initiative in Health Policy, with a concentration in Ethics. Her dissertation research, funded through a grant by the Greenwall Foundation and a Graduate Fellowship from the Safra Center, examined the moral legitimacy of public health interventions and the oversight of faculty-industry collaborations in US medical schools. She supplemented her research through teaching fellowships, serving assisting in five terms of a masters-level public health ethics course, as well as the 2011-2012 Teaching Fellow for the doctoral-level "Core" course in health policy. Following her PhD, she was a Hecht-Levi Postdoctoral Fellow at the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University.