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Janet Malek

Janet Malek, PhD

Associate Professor


Janet Malek joined the Department of Bioethics and Interdisciplinary Studies at the Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University in 2004 after completing her doctorate in philosophy at Rice University.

Dr. Malek is the course director for the M-1 Ethical Issues in Medicine course and regularly teaches the Responsible Conduct of Research course for BSOM and ECU doctoral students. She also does clinical teaching for M-3 students and residents in the Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology departments and offers a selective for fourth-year students on Women in Medicine.

Dr. Malek is a member of the Medical Ethics Committee of Vidant Medical Center.

Research interests:

  • Ethical questions surrounding reproduction/reproductive technology
  • Ethical aspects of medical education