Hannah Giunta, PhD
Hannah Giunta, PhD is an eight year (2016-2017) DO-PhD student. Currently Hannah is completing her clinical clerkship training at EW Sparrow hospital and will graduate from the DO-PhD Program May 2017.
The focus of her PhD research is on bioethics in perinatal and neonatal medicine, specifically therapeutic misconception in Phase 1 pediatric oncology trials. At MSU, Hannah serves on the Institutional Review Board for the MSU Human Research Protection Program. Hannah also recently completed an MPH.
In Spring 2013, Hannah gave an oral presentation at the MSU Graduate Academic Conference on "Epistemic Authority and the Doctor Patient Relationship" and won first prize in her section. She plans a clinical career in pediatrics, and her research interests include neonatal resuscitation ethics, physician-patient communication, health care policy, empirical bioethics, and research ethics.
Hannah graduated in May 2009 from Bradley University in Peoria with two bachelor degrees, one in Biology and one in Psychology. She has pursued an eclectic education, taking courses in the humanities and bioethics as well as the basic sciences. At Illinois Wesleyan University, before transferring to Bradley University, Hannah pursued a music major. Her education also includes public health certifications from the University of North Carolina. Hannah's hometown in Peoria, IL. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, vacationing in Door County, and improving her cooking skills. For more information on bioethics, please visit the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities at www.asbh.org.