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Lisa Gilbert, MD, FAAFP

Associate Scholar

Dr. Lisa Gilbert is a board certified family medicine physician and core faculty at Ascension Via Christi Family Medicine Residency Program, affiliated with the University of Kansas Medical School in Wichita. She was raised in several countries in Africa, obtained bachelor degrees in Cell and Molecular Biology and French at Missouri State University, graduated from medical school at University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas and completed residency in family medicine in Wichita. She completed a Fellowship in International Family Medicine, including 5 months of practical experience in Niger. Additionally, she obtained a Certificate of Knowledge in Tropical Medicine and Traveler’s Health (CTropMed) from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH). She practiced full-spectrum family medicine, including obstetrics, in rural Kansas for almost 3 years. She also worked part-time in prenatal care at an FQHC, served as medical director and board member of a pregnancy center in Garden City, and was Chair of the Ethics Integration Committee at Ascension Via Christi. Besides her role as full-time faculty, she is obtaining a Master’s in Catholic Clinical Ethics from Georgetown University, serves currently as a board member of American Association of Prolife OBGYNs (AAPLOG), founder of the Family Medicine Section, Kansas State Director of the American Academy of Medical Ethics (AAME), and President of the local Catholic Medical Association Guild. She has volunteered in Liberia, Cameroon, and Niger and volunteers regularly at a local free clinic for the underserved. She is passionate about women and children’s health, global health, advocacy for vulnerable populations, and medical ethics.

Latest Research & News

  • Update: COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates and Abortion-Derived Cell Lines | September 30, 2020

    To view this chart as a PDF, see: COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates and Abortion-Derived Cell Lines   Updated June 2, 2021   Accurate information about the development and production of COVID-19 vaccines is essential, especially because many proposed candidates use newer molecular technologies for production of a viral vaccine. One concern regarding the ethical assessment of […]

  • A Visual Aid to Viral Infection and Vaccine Production | June 15, 2020

    This is Issue 1 in CLI’s On Science. To view this report as a PDF, see: A Visual Aid to Viral Infection and Vaccine Production   Updated November 2020   Introduction As a result of the rapid spread of the new coronavirus technically known as SARS-CoV-2, the United States and other governments have begun crash […]

  • The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Ethics of Triage | March 26, 2020

    by R. J. Snell, Ph.D. This paper can be viewed as a pdf here: The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Ethics of Triage   As the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Italy, many hospitals are overwhelmed with patients, necessitating difficult triage decisions that can seem like choosing who lives and who dies. In the United States, already […]

  • Pro-Life Topics for Lawmakers Regarding Coronavirus | March 25, 2020

    This is Issue 43 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: On Point 43 Pro-Life Topics for Lawmakers Regarding Coronavirus.   Abortion advocates have found a new ally—COVID-19.   During this intensely stressful time, the vast majority of Americans are focused on protecting their health and the health of […]