Life-Issue Think Tank Announces Associate Scholars

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Charlotte Lozier Institute Names New Contributors to Counter Abortion Industry-Influenced Policy Research

Washington, D.C. – The Charlotte Lozier Institute, the education and research arm of Susan B. Anthony List, announced today a list of associate scholars from across the country who will address life issues from a variety of disciplines, including medicine, sociology, bioethics, and end-of-life care.  The CLI scholars will contribute blog posts, reviews, and commentaries to, a hub for research and public policy analysis on some of the most pressing issues facing the United States and nations around the world. (Note: Institutional affiliations are for identification purposes only.)

  • Samuel B. Casey – Managing Director & General Counsel, Jubilee Campaign’s Law of Life Project
  • Byron C. Calhoun, M.D., FACOG, FACS, MBA – Professor & Vice-Chair, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, West Virginia University-Charleston
  • Reginald Finger, M.D. – Physician, Former Member, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Maureen Condic, Ph.D. – Associate Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Utah
  • Jean Peduzzi-Nelson, Ph.D. –Associate Professor, Dept. of Anatomy of Cell Biology, Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Michael New, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • Pia de Solenni, Ph.D. – Ethicist and cultural analyst, Owner, Diotima Consulting.
  • Steven E. Calvin, M.D. – Clinical Associate Professor, Dept of OB/GYN and Women’s Health, and co-chair, Program in Human Rights and Health, School of Public Health (both at the University of Minnesota) 
  • Margaret H. (Peggy) Hartshorn, Ph.D. – President, Heartbeat International
  • Jacqueline Harvey, Ph.D. – Bioethicist and public policy scholar
  • Teresa A. Donovan, M.P.H. – Researcher, University of Kentucky College of Public Health and Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention
  • Dawn Eden – American author and journalist
  • Keiren D. Smith, M.D. – Former Assistant Clinical Professor, Yale University Health Services
  • Gracie Yu, M.H.S. – Former Policy Analyst, Family Research Council
  • Elizabeth Ann M. Johnson, M.D., Fellow, Program in Human Rights and Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

“With the addition of this first group of associate scholars, the Charlotte Lozier Institute is expanding its team of extramural policy experts in the fields of medicine, sociology, and bioethics,” commented Chuck Donovan, president of the Charlotte Lozier Institute.  “We are thrilled to have these doctors, ethicists, and academics join our team to make pro-life, pro-family research more useful and accessible to policy makers and activists.”

The Charlotte Lozier Institute is named for a feminist physician known for her commitment to the sanctity of human life and equal career and educational opportunities for women.  She was an associate of Susan B. Anthony and her capsule biography can be found at




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