Christine Mitchell
Executive Director, Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School

Christine Mitchell RN, MS, MTS, FAAN is executive director of the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in science from Boston University School of Nursing and a master’s degree from Harvard where she majored in philosophical and religious ethics as a Kennedy Fellow in Medical Ethics through the Interfaculty Program at Harvard Medical School, Harvard Divinity School and Harvard School of Public Health. 

Christine founded the ethics program at Boston Children’s Hospital, directing the ethics consultation service and leading the Ethics Advisory Committee for 30 years. She was also associate director of clinical ethics at Harvard Medical School’s Division of Medical Ethics where she developed the Ethics Leadership Group. She leads the monthly Harvard Ethics Consortium discussion of ethics cases and teaches in the HMS Medical Ethics Fellowship program. Her research has focused on ethics consultation, and public engagement in policies regarding resource allocation related to major natural disasters or pandemics.