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Department of Bioethics and Interdisciplinary Studies


Ransom 2013

Hellen D.  Ransom, DHCE

Dr. Hellen Ransom received her BS from Tuskegee University in biology, her Master's in philosophy from the University of Southern Mississippi, and her Doctor of Healthcare Ethics from Duquesne University.  Dr. Ransom also completed a fellowship in clinical ethics at Bon Secours Richmond Health System in Richmond, VA.  Dr. Ransom's dissertation Applying Fairness to Address Health Disparities among Vulnerable Populations in the United States, explored the ethical significance of providing vulnerable populations with greater and fairer access to health and health care resources in the United States.  She has over seven years of teaching experience with high school, undergraduate, and graduate students in the following topics: biology, general sciences, cultural sensitivity, and health care ethics, philosophy, and ethics.  She currently teaches in M-1: Ethical Issues in Medicine; M-2: Society, Culture and Health Systems; and Medical Ethics & Jurisprudence in the physician assistant program.  Dr. Ransom is a member of the Medical Ethics Committee at Vidant Medical Center.


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