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Erin Paquette

ABF/JPB Foundation Access to Justice Scholar 2020-21

Erin Paquette, M.D., J.D., MBe is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Associate Chair of the Ethics Advisory Board, Associate Director for Ethics Advocacy and Co-Chair of the Health Equity Task Force at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. She is on the Steering Committee for the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, and teaching faculty in the Bioethics Scholars Program and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. As a critical care physician, she provides care for critically ill children. Her scholarly work addresses health disparities and barriers to social justice in three areas: (1) examining the role for medical-legal partnerships in addressing social determinants of health; (2) exploring ethical and legal issues related to brain death; and, (3) as a Pediatric Critical Care and Trauma Scientist Scholar, assessing barriers to research participation by seriously ill children. Dr. Paquette completed undergraduate studies at Northwestern University, and earned her MD, JD, and Masters in Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania, followed by residency at the University of Chicago and fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

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