Marin Gillis, PhD, LPh

Senior Executive Dean for Faculty Affairs and Learning Innovation; Professor, Dept. of Bioethics, Humanism, and Policy

Area of expertise

Bioethics; Professionalism; Arts in Medicine; Thinking, Reasoning,and Epistemic Practices; Women in Medicine & Science,

  • PhD – Philosophy, University of Calgary
  • LPh Hons– Philosophy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • BA Hons (equiv) – Philosophy and History, University of Ottawa

Dr. Marin Gillis came to Roseman College of Medicine with the orginal leadership team in 2020. She leads the Office of Faculty Affairs & Learning Innovation (OFALI) with a transdisciplinary team who advance faculty as scholarly educators through internal and external development and educational leadership opportunities; enhance faculty as researchers; and empower faculty through signifiant support for shared governance. OFALI intentionally designs faculty development progamming that incorporates justice, the science of learning, and promising national trends in all venues of learning, including the classroom, the clinic, and the community. Special emphasis is on developing community clinicians as medical academicians and advancing opportunities for underrepresented faculty to flourish and succeed.

Dr. Gillis is a philosopher, bioethicist, and medical academician who is a collaborative and integrative researcher, investigating best practices in broad transdisciplinary health professions education. She is an internationally recognized educational leader and mentor, serving as Director of the USA Working Group of the international Cambridge Consortium for Bioethics Education. Dr. Gillis has held executive positions on the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Board of Directors and the American Association of Medical Colleges Group on Women in Medicine and Science Steering Committee. She a Harvard Macy scholar and a former assistant dean for women in medicine and science. Dr. Gillis has held faculty positions at Florida International University College of Medicine (Miami), the University of Nevada School of Medicine (Reno), and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University (Boston). Since 2020 Dr. Gillis serves as a Visiting Faculty member at the American University of Antigua College of Medicine.

Teaching Areas:
  • Bioethics (including clinical, research, and public health ethics)
  • Thinking, reasoning, and epistemic practices
  • Professionalism, humanism, and arts in medicine
  • Teaching & learning in the health professions
Research Interests:
  • Assessment of ethics, professionalism, humanities, arts and design in health professions education.
  • Advancing robust development of community clinicans as medical academicians.
  • Developing minoritized and historically underrepresented early career medical academicians.
  • Ethics of the commodification of women’s reproductive material in biomedical science.
Service to Profession:
  • Director-at-Large, Board of Directors, American Society of Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH), 2021-2024
  • Evaluator, Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), 2021-Present
  • Chair, Task Force on First Jobs in Academic Medicine, Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS), American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), 2017, 2024
  • Co-Chair, Scientific Review Committee, International Conference of Clinical Ethics Consultation, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. Singapore, 2016-2017
  • Director, USA Working Group, International Working Groups, Cambridge Consortium for Bioethics Education, 2016-Present
  • Associate Editor, Research Ethics, BioMed Central (BMC) Medical Ethics, 2015-Present
  • Member-at-Large, Steering Committee, Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS), American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), 2015-2018
  • Member, Steering Committee, Florida Bioethics Network, 2010-2020
Service to Community:
  • Reviewer/Judge, Annual Roseman Research Symposium, 2021
  • Blood Donor, Cure 4 the Kids, 2021-Present
  • Presenter, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, 2021
  • Presenter, Nevada HOSA-Health Careers Leadership Experience, 2021
  • Volunteer, Roseman COVID 19 Vaccine Clinic, 2021
Select Peer-Reviewed Publications:
  1. Gillis M, Bolstad J. Faculty development and continuous education in medical professionalism, In Merlo G and Harter T, Eds. Medical Professionalism: Theory, Education, and Practice. Oxford University Press, expected Aug 2024.
  2. Burns J, Rai S, Gillis M, and Basken A. The role of the virtues in CHD. Cardiology in the Young. 2022;32(8): 1193 -1195. doi:
  3. Kirchmer K, Gillis M. A seat at the table: Examining the designer’s role in health equity through addressing the social determinants of health. 2021 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Teachers Conference Proceedings. 10.35483/ACSA.Teach.2021.1
  4. Stumbar SE, Bracho A, Schneider G, Samuels M, Gillis M. Narrative medicine rounds: promoting student well-being during the third year of medical school. South Med J. 2020;113(8):378-383. doi:10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001131
  5. Baskir E, Athauda G, Zeiarati GN, Kashan SB, Camps-Romero E, Gillis M. Active learning to promote early and effective physician interaction with pharmaceutical industry marketing practices. Med Sci Educ. 2020;30(2):727-735. doi:10.1007/s40670-020-00943-y
  6. Schneider G, Gillis M, Kirchmer K, Bhoite P, Castellanos N. Guests, hosts, and teaching the ethics of service learning in medicine. Int J Ethics Educ. 2020;5(1):67-82. doi:10.1007/s40889-019-00080-0
  7. Bates CK, Jagsi R, Gordon LK, Travis E, Chatterjee A, Gillis M, et al. It is time for zero tolerance for sexual harassment in academic medicine. Acad Med. 2018;93(2):163-165. doi:10.1097/ACM.0000000000002050
  8. Bates C, Gordon L, Travis E, Chatterjee A, Chaudron L, Fivush B, Gulati M, Jagsi R, Sharma P, Gillis M, et al. Striving for gender equity in academic medicine careers: a call to action. Acad Med. 2016;91(8):1050-1052. doi:10.1097/ACM.0000000000001283
  9. Tempest HG, Gillis M, Weiler T, Fortun J. Design of a platform to discuss ethical considerations of preimplantation genetic diagnosis: a case for integration of ethics in foundational science medical curriculum. Med Sci Educ. 2016;26(2):213-219. doi:10.1007/s40670-016-0234-
  10. Martinez IL, Artze-Vega I, Wells AL, Mora JC, Gillis M. Twelve tips for teaching social determinants of health in medicine. Med Teach. 2015;37(7):647-652. doi:10.3109/0142159X

Last updated: 01/26/2022