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Cory D. Mitchell, D.Bioethics, MA

Title/s:  Adjunct Assistant Professor


Cory D. Mitchell, OFS (candidate), D.Bioethics, MA, is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Healthcare Leadership. He is also the System Director of Ethics, PeaceHealth, and a candidate in the Secular Franciscan Order. Prior to becoming a Mission Leader, he served in the military, as a civil servant, a homeless service provider, and a Research Intern at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Cory is the recipient of the 2016-17 Loyola University Chicago President’s Medallion for Leadership, Scholarship, and Service, as well as a Bronze Star and three Navy Achievement Medals. His interest in Catholic social bioethics led to publications at the intersection of social epidemiology, Catholic Social Teaching, and bioethics.


  • D.Bioethics, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • MA HCML, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL

Courses Taught

  • BEHL 416 Catholic Bioethics and Social Justice

Selected Publications

  • Mitchell, C. D. (in press, 2022). Book Review: Global Bioethics: An Introduction by Henk ten Have, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly.
  • Lysaught, M. T., & Mitchell C. D. (2022 in press). Vicious Trauma: Race, Bodies and the Confounding of Virtue Ethics, Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics.
  • Mitchell, C. D. (2019). How Should Clinicians and Trainees Respond to Each Other and to Patients Whose Views or Behaviors Are Offensive? American Medical Association Journal of Ethics.
  • Mitchell, C. D., & Lysaught, M. T. (2019). Equally Strange Fruit: Catholic Health Care and the Appropriation of Residential Segregation,” Journal of Moral Theology.
  • Mitchell, C. D., Andreoni, A., & Hatchett, L. (2018). Integral Ecology in Catholic Health Care: A Case Study for Health Care and Community to Accelerate Equity in Catholic Bioethics and Social Justice, edited by M. Therese Lysaught and Michael P. McCarthy (Liturgical Press).
  • Mitchell, C. D. (2018). Book Review: An Introduction to Ethics: A Natural Law Approach, by Brian Besong. Reading Religion (http://readingreligion.org/books/introduction-ethics).