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Dr. Erin Paquette

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Critical Care) and Law (by courtesy)
Chair and Associate Director of Clinical & Organizational Ethics, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago


Areas of Focus

  • Equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Social determinants of health
  • Bioethics and public health ethics
  • Social justice/access to justice
  • Child advocacy


  • Assessing barriers to research participation by diverse groups and developing strategies to address them
  • Evaluating the role of medical legal partnerships in improving health outcomes and providing access to justice
  • Understanding and engaging community voices on issues in bioethics and public health ethics (e.g. vaccine hesitancy, brain death and organ donation)
  • Developing policy perspectives on bioethics and public health issues (e.g. vaccine mandates, coordination of local resources in public health emergencies)
  • Screening for social determinants of health and adverse childhood experiences to advocate for structural changes to address health inequities