Professor Maura Ryan

Maura Ryan is the John Cardinal O’Hara, C.S.C. Associate Professor of Christian Ethics at the University of Notre Dame. Ryan’s primary interests are in the areas of bioethics and health policy, women’s health and development, and Catholic Social Teaching.  She is the editor of two volumes in social and medical ethics and her book Ethics and Economics of Assisted Reproduction: The Cost of Longing was published by Georgetown University Press in 2001. Her articles have appeared in the Hastings Center Report, Theological Studies, The Journal of Philosophy and Medicine, Signs, The Journal of Catholic Social Thought, Christian Bioethics, Environmental Health Perspectives and Ethics and Behavior.  Her current project treats the intersections of health, development and human rights in Christian bioethics. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Society of Christian Ethics, the editorial boards of the Religious Studies Review and Ethics and Behavior, the St. Joseph County Healthcare Advisory Consortium and the ethics committee for Hospice of St. Joseph County. Ryan served as Associate Provost at Notre Dame 2001-2004, Associate Dean for the Humanities and Faculty Affairs in the College of Arts and Letters 2009-2015 and is currently serving as Vice President and Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs.