Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby headshot


Student Project Titles List

Application of “MINDSPACE” Behavior Change Principles in the Implementation of Decisional Support Tools at U.S. LVAD Implantation Sites

Research Areas

Dr. Blumenthal-Barby's research focuses on the ethical issues raised by research on human judgment and decision-making (e.g., decisional biases and heuristics). She focuses on developing moral guidelines for the use of principles of behavioral economics and decisional psychology to shape people’s decisions and behaviors. Dr. Blumenthal-Barby has been the recipient of a Greenwall Faculty Scholar in Bioethics Fellowship, a Pfizer Bioethics Fellowship, and two Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Awards. She directs the undergraduate medical education ethics curriculum at BCM, has taught courses and advised graduate students in ethics at Rice University, and co-directs (on the BCM side) the Rice-BCM Health, Humanism and Society Scholars Program for undergraduates. She has published more than 75 articles in bioethics, philosophy, and medical journals and won several teaching awards.