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Research Interests

Dr. Gordon is Professor in the Department of Surgery-Division of Transplantation, Center for Healthcare Studies, and Center for Bioethics & Medical Humanities at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Gordon completed her doctorate in Medical Anthropology at Case Western Reserve University. Thereafter, she completed a Fellowship in Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago. Dr. Gordon obtained her Master’s degree in Public Health from University of Illinois, Chicago, specializing in Community Health Sciences. Her research interests include: ethics of organ transplantation and donation, health disparities in access to health care and health outcomes, informed consent, self-care & chronic illness management, health literacy, and qualitative research & mixed methods. Dr. Gordon has received funding from the NIDDK, NIAID, NINR, HRSA, VA, and DOD for her research in transplantation and decision aids. Dr. Gordon currently serves as the Chair of the UNOS Ethics Committee, and Associate Editor for the American Journal of Transplantation.

Education/Academic qualification

MPH, University of Illinois at Chicago

… → 2005

PhD, Case Western Reserve University

… → 1999

Research interests

  • Bioethics
  • Empirical Bioethics
  • Ethics of Research with Human Subjects
  • Health Communications
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Literacy
  • Health Services Research
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Mixed Methods
  • Patient-Centered Care
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Transplantation

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    A culturally targeted eLearning module on organ donation (promotoras de Donación): Design and development

    Alolod, G. P., Gardiner, H., Agu, C., Turner, J. L., Kelly, P. J., Siminoff, L. A., Gordon, E. J., Norden, R., Daly, T. A., Benitez, A., Hernandez, I., Guinansaca, N., Winther, L. R., Bergeron, C. D., Montalvo, A. & Gonzalez, T., Jan 1 2020, In : Journal of medical Internet research. 22, 1, e15793.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 2 Scopus citations

    Organ donor intervention research informed consent – Timing and risk

    Gordon, E. J., Veatch, R. M., Abt, P. & Reese, P. P., Mar 1 2020, In : American Journal of Transplantation. 20, 3, 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

    Open Access


    Levitsky, J. & Gordon, E., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Liver Transplantation.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

    Transplant candidates’ perceptions of informed consent for accepting deceased donor organs subjected to intervention research and for participating in posttransplant research

    Gordon, E. J., Knopf, E., Phillips, C., Mussell, A., Lee, J., Veatch, R. M., Abt, P., Dunn, S. & Reese, P. P., Feb 1 2020, In : American Journal of Transplantation. 20, 2, p. 474-492 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Scopus citations