Dr. Lea Cheyney Brandt is an Associate Professional Practice Professor at the University of Missouri’s School of Medicine. In addition, she serves in leadership positions as the Director of the University of Missouri’s Center for Health Ethics and Medical Director of Clinical Ethics and Consultation Services for the health system.
Dr. Brandt earned a PhD from University of Missouri’s Sinclair School of Nursing, where her dissertation explored Transforming the ethical behavior of clinicians through pedagogical innovation: Sensemaking as a means to promote ethical practice in the face of moral ambiguity. She has also earned a Master of Arts in Bioethics and Health Policy from Loyola University Chicago and a Post-Professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy with an emphasis in Healthcare Ethics and Administration from Creighton University.
She teaches clinical ethics throughout the University of Missouri Health System. In her role with the Center she sits on several ethics-related committees, serves as the ethics policy content expert, works as a clinical ethics consultant, chairs the clinical ethics committee, and serves as an investigator on multiple grants.
Dr. Brandt has authored and co-authored multiple publications and continuing education materials on ethics in practice. She also lectures nationally and internationally on the topics of clinical ethics, education, and professionalism in practice.