Today the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) announced an array of new associate scholars from a variety of disciplines. CLI’s associate scholars research, write, and speak on a wide variety of life issues including abortion, women’s health, prenatal diagnosis and treatment for the unborn, perinatal hospice, abortion reporting policy, sex-selection abortion, stem cell research and medicine, and health care policy.
“Expanding our associate scholar team is part of the Lozier Institute’s commitment to providing groups, policy makers, and journalists with high-quality, research-based information for the life issues, health care policy, and related debates,” said Chuck Donovan, president of Charlotte Lozier Institute. “We are honored to welcome these women and men of high accomplishment to our list of nearly two dozen experts covering the gamut of issues facing our legislatures, courts and culture.”
The six new associate scholars are listed below with their full biographies:
Scott E. Daniels, Ph.D.
Dr. Scott E. Daniels is the former Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Resources for the Commonwealth of Virginia under Governor James S. Gilmore. He has worked more than 25 years as a practitioner of public policy and administration. He has served in policy and executive positions under four U.S. presidents (including Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama), a U.S. senator, and two Virginia governors. His career expertise is in health and human services policy concentrating on health policy and entitlements. Dr. Daniels earned his Ph.D. at the University of Tennessee in Philosophy focusing on ethics and public policy. His M.A. in Philosophy of Religion and Masters of Divinity are from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School at Trinity International University. He currently serves two Virginia colleges as an adjunct lecturer on ethics, as well as the ethical dimension of public policy. He recently taught the graduate course in Ethics and Public Policy in the Thomas Jefferson Public Policy Program at the College of William & Mary. He teaches Statesmanship, Leadership, & Governance and History of Political Philosophy in the Helms School of Government at Liberty University, and Ethical Theory at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College. He is a co-author of BioEngagement (Eerdmans 2000) and other chapter-length studies on bioethics.
Donna Harrison, M.D.
Donna Harrison, M.D. is a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist and Executive Director of the American Association of Prolife Obstetricians and Gynecologists (www.aaplog.org). AAPLOG is the largest pro-life physician organization in the world, and was recognized as a special interest group within the American College (Congress) of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) for over 40 years from 1973 to 2013, until ACOG discontinued the use of the term “special interest group” within the Congress.
Dr. Harrison’s research interests include Selective Progesterone Receptor Modulators, Endometrial Contraception, Maternal mortality, Abortion long term morbidity, and Medical Abortion.
She has lectured extensively as a Continuing Medical Education Speaker in the United States and internationally on topics of Medical Abortion with Mifepristone and Misoprostol, Adverse Events associated with Mifepristone and Misoprostol, Emergency contraception with Ulipristal, Maternal Mortality and the association with Abortion, and Post Abortion Short and Long term complications. She is an Adjunct Professor at Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL, recently teaching a postgraduate Continuing Medical Education Seminar on Current Reproductive Technologies Ethical Implications. She has authored peer reviewed papers on the RU-486 approval process, Adverse Events associated with medical abortion with mifepristone and misoprostol, and mechanisms of action of ulipristal.
She has also spoken before the FDA Reproductive Health Advisory Committees on mifepristone and ulipristal and has addressed numerous congressional committees, as well as presenting at the United Nations Committee on the Status of Women accessory sessions on topics related to medical abortion in developing nations, and maternal mortality and abortion.
Nora Sullivan, M.P.A.
Nora Sullivan is a regularly published pro-life writer and researcher. A 2010 graduate of the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Nora has extensive experience in pro-life research and policy work. From 2011 to 2014, Nora worked at the Charlotte Lozier Institute in Washington, D.C. where she provided research support and data analysis with a focus on public policy and health care policy. She also provided editorial support for all the Institute’s publications. Previous to that, Nora worked at Americans United for Life.
Nora’s work has been published by the National Review, the Daily Caller, the Lozier Institute, the Catholic Thing, and LifeNews. In August 2015, she completed her Master’s in Public Affairs from University College Dublin.
Anna Higgins, J.D.
Anna Higgins is an attorney specializing in sanctity of life policy issues, ranging from conception to end of life care. Anna has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Florida and J.D. from Liberty University. She has been active in the pro-life movement for many years, including serving as a volunteer counselor at two pregnancy centers. Currently, she serves on the board of a pregnancy medical center in Florida. Anna previously held the position of Director of the Center for Human Dignity at the Family Research Council where she wrote model legislation on life issues, testified before state legislatures, co-authored comments on Obamacare’s HHS mandate, and wrote numerous articles on issues related to human dignity. Anna has been quoted by USA Today, The Washington Times, and U.S. News and World Report, among other publications; and has appeared on national and international television news and radio shows. Anna currently resides in Pensacola, Florida with her husband Michael and son Patrick.
Fr. Kevin T. FitzGerald, S.J., Ph.D., Ph.D.
Kevin T. FitzGerald, S.J., Ph.D., Ph.D., is the Dr. David Lauler Chair of Catholic Health Care Ethics in the Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University. He is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Oncology at the Georgetown University Medical Center. He received a Ph.D. in molecular genetics, and a Ph.D. in bioethics, from Georgetown University. His research efforts focus on the investigation of abnormal gene expression in cancer, and on ethical issues in biomedical research and medical genomics. He has published both scientific and ethical articles in peer-reviewed journals, books, and in the popular press.
Fr. FitzGerald has given presentations nationally and internationally, and often been interviewed by the news media, on such topics as human genetic engineering, cloning, stem cell research, and personalized medicine. He is a founding member of Do No Harm, a member of the ethics committee for the March of Dimes, a member of the Genetic Alliance IRB, and a member of the Stem Cell Research Commission for the State of Maryland. In addition, he served until March 2009 as a member of the DHHS Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society.
Fr. FitzGerald has been a Corresponding Member of the Pontifical Academy of Life since 2005, and has been a Consultor to the Pontifical Council for Culture since 2014.
Dr. Sheila Page, D.O.
Dr. Sheila Page is board certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy, and treats a wide spectrum of patients from the newborn to the elderly, including patients with irreversible and terminal illness. Dr. Page has a special interest in children with disabilities, particularly those whose burden of care is difficult and who have been given little hope for a better quality of life.
“The care and protection of the most vulnerable among us is a responsibility I take personally. I am especially interested in treating difficult illnesses, offering a chance for healing and comfort to those who have lost hope. I am a strong advocate of fostering the individual doctor-patient relationship and preserving the integrity of medicine.” —Sheila Page, DO
The impact of politics on the medical profession and the physician -patient relationship has been a recent focus of Dr. Page’s efforts. Her interests include policy related to maintaining the integrity of independent physician practices, end of life issues, sanctity of life, and access to care for the severely ill. Dr. Page serves on several medical committees and participates with a variety of advocacy groups.
Dr. Page received her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from the University of North Texas Health Science Center/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1992, after which she completed an additional year of training as an Undergraduate Teaching Fellow specializing in Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy. Following an internship at Northeast Community Hospital, Dr. Page practiced family medicine for seven years while working on her board certification in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine. She has been practicing and developing her skills in that specialty for the last 15 years, and currently has a private solo practice serving the Fort Worth area. Dr. Page works on referrals by word of mouth only and makes house calls for patients with advanced disabilities.
She graduated with a B.S. in Biochemistry at Texas A&M University in 1986 and then spent a year doing cancer research at MD Anderson Research Center in Smithville, Texas. She continued to do cell biology research while in medical school and has several scientific publications.
Sheila has been married for 25 years to Ray Page, D.O., Ph.D., oncologist, and has 5 children, ages 9-22, which she has primarily home schooled. She lives in Aledo, Texas, and is active in the St. Paul Lutheran Church. She has donated services to the Sudanese refugees who are living in the Dallas Fort Worth area. She loves gardening in her spare time.