Research interests

Outcomes-based quality improvement in healthcare

Bioethics

Process engineering in healthcare

Clinical ethics consultation

Patient-centered decision making

Surrogate decision making

Transplantation ethics

Critical care ethics

Personal profile

Professor Bruce is currently an associate professor at the Institute of Academic Medicine at Houston Methodist and an adjunct associate professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center. Additionally, Professor Bruce manages multiple system-wide quality enhancement projects for System Quality and Patient Safety at the Houston Methodist Hospital System.

In terms of her research productivity, Professor Bruce has been awarded 4 local grants, served as a co-investigator on multiple federally-funded grants, and has written over 65 articles in peer-reviewed medical, legal, and ethics journals. She has served as first author in over 50 articles. She has served as first author of 2 textbooks and 5 book chapters.

With regard to her teaching activities, Professor Bruce has taught over 3,000 medical students and residents, nurses, and other allied healthcare professionals. In recognition of her teaching effectiveness and educational contributions, she has been awarded the Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award in Enduring Education, the Norton Rose Fulbright Excellence Award in Educational Leadership, and the Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching and Evaluation.

Professor Bruce has developed and/or sustained at least 15 ethics committees for various hospitals and has served as an ethics consultant to several others. She conducted over 4,000 ethics consultations in tertiary and community hospitals throughout the nation.

As a result of her contributions to ethics, she has been selected for numerous leadership positions on national committees for bioethics and was a representative on the ethics committee for the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).

She has a doctorate of Jurisprudence, a Master's degree in Bioethics, a certification in mediation, and a law license for the state of Texas. She completed a two-year fellowship in bioethics at the Cleveland Clinic.

Keywords

    Research Area Keywords

  • Outcomes, Quality & Health Care Performance

External positions

Adjunct Associate Professor, Texas A&M Health Science Center

Mar 1 2018 → …

Asst. professor of medicine and medical ethics, Baylor College of Medicine One Baylor Plaza

Jul 1 2011Mar 1 2018

Postdoctorate fellow, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA.

Jul 1 2008Jul 1 2010

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Heart-Assist Devices
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Clinical Ethics
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Decision Making
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Critical Care
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moral philosophy
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Informed Consent
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Physician-Patient Relations
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Journals

American Journal of Bioethics

ISSNs: 1526-5161

Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1536-0075

Routledge

Journal

8

Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation

ISSNs: 1053-2498

Elsevier

Journal

4

HEC Forum

ISSNs: 0956-2737

Springer Netherlands

Journal

4

Critical care medicine

ISSNs: 0090-3493

Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1530-0293

Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 3.31 SJR 3.244 SNIP 2.122

Journal

3

Journal of Cardiac Failure

ISSNs: 1071-9164

Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1532-8414

Elsevier

Journal

3
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Shared Pub. Internal Organizations

Weill Cornell Medical College

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14

Houston Methodist Hospital

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12

Research Institute

Organizational unit: Institutes

10

J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center

Organizational unit: Centers of Excellence

7

Department of Cardiology

Organizational unit: Departments

7
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Shared Pub. External Organizations

Baylor College of Medicine

External organization: Unknown

29

Houston Methodist Research Institute

External organization: Unknown

11

Cleveland Clinic Foundation

External organization: Unknown

9

Houston Methodist Hospital

External organization: Medical

5

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

External organization: Unknown

3
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Shared Pub. Internal co-authors

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Shared Pub. External co-authors

J. S. Blumenthal-Barby

External person

10

Martin L. Smith

External person

8

Estevan Delgado

External person

8

Kristin M. Kostick

External person

7

Trevor Bibler

External person

7
has co-authored Research OutputsResearch Output with Courtenay Bruce

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