Summer Johnson McGee, Ph.D.

  • Lecturer, Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics,
    Stritch School of Medicine
Advanced Degree
  • PhD, Bioethics & Health Policy, The John Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health



Summer Johnson McGee, PhD, is the Program Director for the MS in Health Care Administration program at the University of New Haven. She has been recognized nationally as an expert in health policy, management and bioethics. She has published extensively on public participation in bioethics and public policy, public health ethics, research ethics, and the ethics of chronic pain and have published more than a dozen peer-reviewed publications, encyclopedia entries, book chapters and commentaries.

In 2014, Dr. McGee was awarded the American College of Health Care Executives Regents Award for Distinguished Faculty and was recognized for her service and commitment to quality health care management education. She is a  summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa  graduate of Indiana University, where she designed the university’s bioethics major.  Dr. McGee is a former recipient of both a Fulbright and a Javits fellowship, and received her PhD in Bioethics & Health Policy from The Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health at the age of 25.


Ama K Edwin,Frank Edwin, Summer J McGee.  (2015) Ethical Dilemmas Relating to the Management of a Newborn with Down Syndrome and Severe Congenital Heart Disease in a Resource-Poor Setting.  Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics 5(3): 277-86.

Goldberg D, Summer J McGee. (2011) Pain as a Global Public Health Priority. BMC Public Health 11:770.

Summer J McGee, Kaylor BD, Emmott H, Christopher M. (2011) Defining Chronic Pain Ethics. Pain Medicine 12(9):1376-84.

Summer J McGee. (2011) The Ideology and Politicization in Public Bioethics. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 20(1):1-20.

Summer J McGee. (2011) To Friend or Not to Friend: The Ethics of Social Networking for Healthcare Professionals. The American Journal of Bioethics 11(8):3-4.

Summer J McGee. (2011) STDs and Contact Tracing: There's Not an App for That. The American Journal of Bioethics, May.