Pamela J. Lomelino is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago. Prior to teaching at Loyola, Professor Lomelino taught at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she received The Best Should Teach award. She received her PhD in Philosophy from the University of Colorado in 2011. She also received a Women & Gender Studies graduate certificate from the University of Colorado Women’s Studies Department and a College Teaching certificate from the University of Colorado Graduate Teacher Program. Her areas of specialization are bioethics, feminist philosophy, and ethics (theory and applied).
Professor Lomelino has published articles on international human rights, international environmental ethics and policy, and bioethics. Her general interest is philosophically analyzing the cross-cultural applicability of national and international public policy, with a focus on social justice as it relates to community involvement and oppressed populations. In her book, Community, Autonomy & Informed Consent: Revisiting the Philosophical Foundation for Informed Consent in International Research (Cambridge Scholarly Press, 2015), she addresses the need to revise the underlying philosophical foundation for international informed consent guidelines for research on human subjects in order to make these guidelines more globally applicable. Her current research focuses on comprising a model of informed consent in the context of clinical medicine that best ensures patients make autonomous choices about their medical care.