Karola Kreitmair

Credentials: Affiliate Professor (Stanford University, PhD 2013)

Position title: Bioethics, Neuroethics, Clinical Ethics

Pronouns: Assistant Professor (Medical History and Bioethics)

Email: kreitmair@wisc.edu

1430 Medical Sciences Center

Professor Kreitmair’s scholarly work includes topics in clinical, research, and consumer ethics. Within clinical ethics, she works on questions around the determination of death in a clinical setting. In research ethics, she is interested in the moral status of novel “human brain surrogates”, such as human brain organoids. Within consumer bioethics, Professor Kreitmair focuses on digital behavioral technology, where she is particularly interested in the phenomenological, epistemological, and existential implications of self-tracking.

Some Recent Publications:

  • (2023) “On the Ethical Permissibility of In Situ Reperfusion in Cardiac Transplantation after the Declaration of Circulatory Death”, Journal of Medical Ethics. [ONLINE FIRST: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jme-2022-108819]
  • (2023) “Consciousness and the Ethics of Human Brain Organoid Research”, Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, 34(4), 518-528
  • (2023) “Mobile Health Technology and Empowerment”, Bioethics, [ONLINE FIRST: https://doi.org/10.1111/bioe.13157]


Medical History and Bioethics Website