Dr. Laura A. Siminoff, dean of the College of Public Health, has been selected to be a Diamond Jubilee Visiting Fellow at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom.
This prestigious three–year international fellowship encourages international research and collaboration to “enable world-leading and world-changing research.” In her role, Siminoff will work on a transnational approach to improving the organ and tissue donation process.
Siminoff is a nationally recognized public health social scientist whose research is focused on cancer treatment decision-making, informed consent, health communication, health disparities, bioethics, and issues of organ and tissue donation. She is a leader in multimethod research, applying empirical social science methods to bioethics-related issues. For more than 20 years, Siminoff’s research has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health. She joined Temple University in 2014 with a funding record that is among the most outstanding in the nation. She is the author of more than 150 articles and is the coauthor of a textbook on the use of empirical methods in bioethics.
Siminoff was nominated and chosen for the Diamond Jubilee Fellowship by the health sciences faculty at the University of Southampton.