Sheena M. Eagan

Curriculum Vitae


eagansh17@ecu.edu 

(252) 744-2492


EDUCATION

Ph.D. Medical Humanities, University of Texas Medical Branch, 2013 

Areas: Medical Ethics, History of Medicine and Health Policy 

Dissertation Title: Moral Dilemmas in Military Medicine: a historico-ethical analysis of the problem of dual loyalties and medical civilian assistance programs in the U.S. Army. 

M.P.H. Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 2008 

B.A. Philosophy (First Class Honours), University of New Brunswick, 2007 Minor: History 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS/EMPLOYMENT

2017-present Assistant Professor, Department of Bioethics and Interdisciplinary Studies, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University. Greenville, NC. 

2016- 2018 Adjunct Instructor, Department of Nursing and Health Sciences, California State University East Bay, Hayward, CA. 

2015-present Instructor, Yale University’s Summer Institute in Bioethics, Yale University, New Haven, CT. 

2015 Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Bioethics, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia. 

2013- 2017 Adjunct Faculty, Department of Philosophy, University of Maryland University College, Europe. 

2012- 2013 Adjunct Faculty, Department of Philosophy, St Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX. 

PUBLICATIONS

Articles

2018 Eagan, Sheena M., Bianca Buechner and Wolfgang Hennig. “Genetic Counseling and Genetic Counselors: A Perspective” EMBO Reports. Forthcoming

2016 Lederman, Z, Cernat A, Ferri EG, Galbo F, Moore B, Riklikiene O, Vescio J, and Eagan Chamberlin, S. “The responsibility to prevent, the duty to educate” Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics. Volume 37, Issue 3: p 56. 

2015 Eagan Chamberlin, Sheena M. “Medicine as a Non-Lethal Weapon: The Ethics of ‘Winning Hearts and Minds’. ” Ethics and Armed Forces. Issue 2015/1: pp 9-15. ] 

2014 Eagan Chamberlin, Sheena M. “The Warrior in a White Coat: Moral Dilemmas, the Physician-Soldier & the Problem of Dual Loyalty.” Medical Corps International Forum. Volume 4: pp 4-7. Sheena M. Eagan 

2013 Eagan Chamberlin, Sheena M. “The complicated life of a physician-soldier: medical readiness training exercises & the problem of dual loyalties.” Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering, Volume 6, Issue 10A: pp 8-18. 

2013 Eagan Chamberlin, Sheena M. “Trauma & Humanism: How the Humanities can contribute to the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.” The International Journal of Critical Cultural Studies, Volume 10, Issue 3: pp 37-45. 

2013 Bennett, Alina. and Sheena M. Eagan Chamberlin, “Resisting Moral Residue,” Journal of Pastoral Psychology, 62, Issue 2: pp 151-162 

2012 Eagan Chamberlin, Sheena M. "Emasculated by Trauma: A Social History of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Stigma and Masculinity." Journal of American Culture 35, no. 4 (2012): pp 358–65. 

Book Chapters

2017 Eagan, Sheena M. “Ebola Response & Mandatory Quarantine in the U.S. Military: an Ethical Analysis of the DoD ‘Controlled Monitoring’ Policy.” Ethical Challenges for Military Health Care Personnel: Dealing with Epidemics, edited by Daniel Messelken and David Winkler, Routledge. 

Manuscripts in Review

“Propaganda and Medicine” 

“Internal Professional Morality, Military Medical Ethics & the Problem of Dual Loyalty” 

Manuscripts in Preparation

“The Ethics of Health Diplomacy” 

“Genetic manipulation and the future of American War Fighters” 

“Fertility Preservation in the US Military: Ethical Dilemmas and Considerations” 

“Does Female Fertility Preservation in the US Military Present New Challenges and Ethical Dilemmas?” 

“The Ethics of 'Winning Hearts and Minds’” (book manuscript based on dissertation research) 

Conference Proceedings

2018 “Mercy Killing, Euthanasia and Constrained Choice on the Battlefield.” International Committee of Military Medicine (Military Medical Ethics Series), Bundes Publikation. 

2015 “Ethical Issues In Civilian Medical Assistance Programs.” International Committee of Military Medicine (Military Medical Ethics Series), Bundes Publikation. [Electronic Document Available at: https://www.bundespublikationen.admin.ch/cshop_mimes_bbl/2C/2C59E545D7371EE4BCF7B872AE BDE94B.pdf] 

2013 “Using Medicine to ‘Win Hearts and Minds’- Medical Civilian Assistance Programs, Propaganda & Psychological Operations in the U.S. Military.” [Electronic Document Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/10362/10758] Lisboa: IHC, CEIS20. 

Web-Based Publications

2017 Eagan, Sheena. "They Can't Say No: Ebola & Quarantined Soldiers." Impact Ethics. [https://impactethics.ca/2017/01/10/they-cant-say-no-ebola-quarantined-soldiers/] 

2013 Eagan Chamberlin, Sheena. “The Moral Landscape of Military Medicine: Describing the Problem of Dual Loyalty.” Texas Philosophical, Issue 3. [http://texasphilosophical.com/2013/07/01/issue-three/] Sheena M. Eagan

Other Publications

2010 Brody, H., Hermer, L., Eagan, S., Bennett, A., Avery, E., “Frameworks for Public Health Ethics and their Application to the Statewide Allocation of Resources in Novel H1N1 Influenza: A Report to the Texas Department of State Health Services,” invited paper by the Texas Department of State Health Services. 

2009 Brody, H., Hermer, L., Eagan, S., Bennett, A., Avery, E., “State of Texas Pandemic Influenza Readiness and Resource Limitations: Ethical Considerations,” invited research by the Texas Department of State Health Services. 

AWARDS AND HONOURS

2017 Excellence in Teaching Yale University’s Summer Institute in Bioethics, New Haven CT. 

2016 ICMM Workshop Grant International Committee for Military Medicine Workshop on Military Medical Ethics. 

2016 Brocher Foundation Junior Researcher Scholarship Project title: “The Ethics of ‘Winning Hearts and Minds': Humanitarian Assistance Missions & Military Medical Ethics.” 

2013 Michael Schoenecke Travel Grant: Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association. 

2013 Best Formal Paper by a Graduate Student Award: The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) 22nd Annual National Meeting. 

2012 GSBS Associates Travel Award, University of Texas Medical Branch. 

2012 William M. Jones Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Paper in American Culture, American Cultural Association: Paper title, “Emasculated by Trauma.” The Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National meeting. 

2010 Medical Humanities Endowed Scholarship Award, University of Texas Medical Branch. 

2009 Medical Humanities Endowed Scholarship Award, University of Texas Medical Branch. 

2008 Poster presentation finalist, USU Research Week, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda MD. 

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2016 Brocher Foundation: Hermance, Switzerland. Project title: “The Ethics of 'Winning Hearts and Minds': Humanitarian Assistance Missions & Military Medical Ethics.” 

WORKSHOPS

2018 Resident Workshop: Military Medical Ethics, Naval Medical Center Camp LeJeune, Jacksonville NC. 

INVITED TALKS

2018 “Using Medicine to Win Hearts & Minds: Military Medical Ethics in Practice.” Medical Leadership Development Series, Womack Army Medical Center, Ft Bragg NC. 

2018 “In Service of the Mission: Codes of Ethics in Military Medicine.” NC Beach Conference, Atlantic Beach NC. 

2018 “The History of PTSD: How Cultural Narrative Affect Patient Experience.” Medical History Interest Group lecture series, Laupus Library- East Carolina University, Greenville NC. 

2018 “Understanding the Experience of Patients: How Arts Can Develop Empathy.” Intersection: Arts @ Science, East Carolina University, Greenville NC. 

2018 “Humanitarian Assistance: The Ethics of Military Actors Providing Aid,” Ethics Grand Rounds, Naval Medical Center Camp LeJeune, Jacksonville NC. Sheena M. Eagan 

2017 “Research Ethics: Historical Perspectives & Contemporary Guidelines.” School of Arts and Communication, East Carolina University, Greenville NC. 

2017 “Health Communication in the U.S. Military.” School of Arts and Communication, East Carolina University, Greenville NC. 

2017 “Public Health Ethics” Yale University’s Summer Institute in Bioethics, New Haven CT. 

2016 “The Ethics of 'Winning Hearts and Minds': Humanitarian Assistance Missions & Military Medical Ethics” Brocher Foundation Visiting Researcher Symposium, Hermance, Switzerland. 

2015 “Ethics & Ebola: An Analysis of the U.S. Department of Defense Mandatory Quarantine Policy” Yale University’s Bioethics Alumnae Symposium, New Haven, CT. USA. 

2015 “Quarantined Soldiers: the Ethics of the U.S. Department of Defense ‘Controlled Monitoring’ Policy” 5th International Committee of Military Medicine (ICMM) Workshop on Military Medical Ethics, Forum Lilienberg, Ermatingen, Switzerland. 

2014 “The Ethical Conflicts of the Physician-Soldier: A Case Study in Civilian Medical Assistance” Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore. 

2014 “Medical Ethics in War: the Physician-Soldier and the Problem of Dual Loyalty.” The Central and Eastern European Network of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and the Center for the Study of Bioethics, Belgrade, Serbia. 

2014 Ethical Dilemmas in Medical Civilian Assistance Programs in the U.S Army,” 4th International Committee of Military Medicine (ICMM) Workshop on Military Medical Ethics in Disaster Relief, Humanitarian Missions, and Conflict, Forum Lilienberg, Ermatingen, Switzerland. 

2014 Historical Understandings of War Trauma and PTSD: an exploration of social history through cultural narratives.” The Rose Melnick Medical Museum, Youngstown State University, Youngstown OH. 

2012 “Grand Rounds: the History of Medical Ethics, Eugenics & Nazi Racial Policies,” Internal Medicine Department, San Antonio Military Medical Center, San Antonio TX. 

2012 “Medical Ethics Morning Report: Nazi Medicine & Medical Ethics,” Internal Medicine Department, San Antonio Military Medical Center, San Antonio TX: April 23. 

2012 “Medical Ethics & the Nazi Regime,” History 4370: The Holocaust, University of Texas A & M at San Antonio, San Antonio TX. 

2008 “Works in Progress: Policy, Public Perception and Organ Donation in the United States,” The Center for Clinical Bioethics, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington D.C. 

CONFERENCE ACTIVITY/PARTICIPATION

Panels Organized

2018 “Promoting the Success of Student Veterans: A Survey of ECU’s Military & Veteran Outreach Programs.” ECU’s Student Success Conference, February 1. 

2015 Military Medical Ethics.” 10th World Conference: Bioethics, Medical Ethics & Health Law, UNESCO. Jerusalem, Israel: January 6-8. 

Papers Presented

2018 “Genetic manipulation and the future of American War Fighters.” 8th Annual International Committee of Military Medicine (ICMM) Workshop on Military Medical Ethics, Forum Lilienberg, Ermatingen, Switzerland. 

2018 “The Anatomy of Courage: How social ideologies shaped the story of shell-shock in the Great War.” Medical History of WWI, AMEDD, San Antonio TX. Sheena M. Eagan

2017 “Mercy Killing, Euthanasia and Constrained Choice on the Battlefield.” 7th International Committee of Military Medicine (ICMM) Workshop on Military Medical Ethics, Forum Lilienberg, Ermatingen, Switzerland. 

2017 “The Obligation to Treat, the Power to Harm.” International Health Humanities Consortium. Houston, USA: March 9-11. 

2015 “The Instrumentalization of Medicine: the Physician-Soldier & Civilian Medical Care.” 10th World Conference: Bioethics, Medical Ethics & Health Law, UNESCO. Jerusalem, Israel: January 6-8. 

2014 “Historical Perspectives & Physician Experiences in Medical Civilian Assistance (MEDCAPS & MEDRETEs).” Force Health Protection NATO Conference, Budapest Hungary, June 24-28. 

2014 “The Warrior in a White Coat: Medicine as a ‘non-lethal weapon’ in the U.S. Military.” The 15th Biennial Maple Leaf and Eagle Conference on North American Studies “North America in the World and the World in North America” University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland: May 15-17. 

2014 “When Caregivers Become Killers: Medicine and the Holocaust,” 1944: Seventy Years On" An International Conference, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, United Kingdom: April 13-17. 

2014 “Lessons Learned: Improving the Institutional Memory of Civilian Assistance Programs in the US military,” The International Conference of History of Medicine in Practice: Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden: March 26-28. 

2013 “Ethics & Military Medicine: An Analysis of Medical Civilian Assistance Programs & the Problem of Dual Loyalty,” UNESCO Chair in Bioethics 9th World Conference: “Bioethics, Medical Ethics & Health Law: Towards the 21st Century.” Naples, Italy: November 19-22. 

2013 “Using medicine to “Win Hearts and Minds” –Medical Civilian Assistance Programs, Propaganda & Psychological Operations in the US. Military,” War and Propaganda in the Twentieth Century. Lisbon Portugal: November 9-11. 

2013 “Euthanasia on the Battlefield: the Dilemma of Constrained Choice,” Dying and Death in 18th-21st Century Europe, sixth edition, “Eastern and Western Ways of Dying and Death.” International Conference, Alba Iulia, Romania: September 25-28. 

2013 “Moral Dilemmas in Military Medicine: Providing Civilian Medical Assistance in the U.S. Army,” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association meeting, Washington DC: March 26-28. 

2013 “Internal Professional Morality and Military Medical Ethics: Grounding the Dual Loyalties Debate,” Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) 22nd Annual Nation Meeting, San Antonio, TX, March 1-2. Winner of the award: “Best Formal Paper by a Graduate Student.” 

2012 Emasculated by Trauma: the Social History of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder,” Advancing Excellence in Gender, Sex and Health Research, Montreal QC, Canada: October 28-30. 

2012 “The Role of Trauma in Renaissance Humanism,” Tenth International Conference on New Direction in the Humanities, Montreal QC, Canada: June 14-16. 

2012 Emasculated by Trauma: Exploring Another Mind-Body Narrative,” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Meeting, Boston MA: April 12-14. Winner of the “William M. Jones Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Paper in American Culture.” 

2011 “Resisting Moral Residues,” Social Justice and the Health Professionals: Ethical and Experiential Issues, McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics, UTHealth, Houston TX: June 2. 

2011 “Medicalizing the Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Meeting, San Antonio TX: April 22-24. 

Poster Presentations

2008 “The Effect of Policy and Public Perception on Organ Donation in the US,” 

USU Research Week, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences 

Honours: One of top five finalists. Sheena M. Eagan  

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University

Medical Ethics & War (Spring 2018). Society, Culture, & Health Systems (Spring 2018). 

University of Maryland University College

Introduction to Humanities (Spring 2017). 

California State University East Bay

Medical Humanities (Fall 2015, Winter 2016, Fall 2017). 

Yale University’s Summer Institute in Bioethics

Medical Ethics During Conflict, War & Genocide (Summer 2015, 2016, 2017). 

Public Health Ethics (Summer 2017). 

University of Maryland University College, Europe

Contemporary Sexual Ethics/Sexual Morality (Spring 2014, Fall 2014). Contemporary Moral Issues (Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Spring 2015). 

St Mary’s University, Department of Philosophy

Foundations of Practice: Ethics (Fall 2012, Spring 2013). 

University of Texas Medical Branch

Medical Ethics (Summer 2010, Summer 2011). 

Humanities, Ethics and Professionalism (Spring 2010). 

SERVICE TO PROFESSION

2018 Peer Reviewer, Journal of Gender Studies

2016 Senior Reviewer, The International Academic Forum

2015 Associate Editor, Revista Universitaria de Historia Militar

2014 Associate Editor, Nursing Philosophy

2013 Associate Editor, The International Journal of Critical Cultural Studies

EXTRACURRICULAR UNIVERSITY SERVICE

2018- present Ad hoc member, Institutional Review Board, Naval Medical Center Camp LeJeune, Jacksonville NC. 

2017- present Faculty Advisor, Military Medicine Interest Group, Brody School of Medicine, ECU. 

2017- present Co-Facilitator, Reader’s Theater, Brody School of Medicine, ECU. 

2011- present Champion, Center for Medicine After the Holocaust, Houston, TX http://www.medicineaftertheholocaust.org/ 

2010-2012 President, Students for Bioethics and Humanities- University of Texas Medical Branch. 

2009-2012 Institute for the Medical Humanities Representative, Graduate Student Association University of Texas Medical Branch. 

2009-2011 Vice President, Students for Bioethics and Humanities- Sheena M. Eagan University of Texas Medical Branch. 

LANGUAGES

English (native) 

French (excellent) 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS

2018- present The International Society for Military Ethics, member 

2014- present Society for Military History, member. 

2012- present American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, member. 

2009- 2016 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, member. 

2009- 2015 Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, member. 

2009- present American Association for the Advancement of Science, member. 

EXTRA TRAINING

2014 Training in Hybrid Teaching & Course Development 

2014 Training in Online/Distance Education Teaching & Course Development 

2008 Certificate of Knowledge in Bioterrorism and Homeland Security, 

Chemical Warfare and Emergency Preparedness; Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine / Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences