Department of Philosophy
United States of America
Dr. Rosemarie Tong is Distinguished Emerita Professor of Health Care Ethics in the Department of Philosophy and formal Director of the Center for Applied and Professional Ethics at UNC Charlotte. Receiving her PhD in Philosophy from Temple University in 1978, she has come to be internationally known for her contributions to feminist thought and bioethics. Dr. Tong has authored and co-edited thirteen books, including Ethics in Policy Analysis (1985), Controlling our Reproductive Destiny: A Technological and Philosophical Perspective (1994), Feminist Approaches to Bioethics (1996), Linking Visions: Feminist Bioethics, Human Rights, and the Developing World with Ann Donchin and Sue Dodds (2004), New Perspectives in Health Care Ethics: An Interdisciplinary and Crosscultural Approach (2007) and Feminist Thought: A More Comprehensive Introduction (2013 4th edition). She has also published over one hundred articles on topics related to feminist theory, reproductive and genetic technology, biomedical research, global bioethics, aging, and healthcare reform. A former Co-Coordiator of the International Association for Feminist Approaches to Bioethics. Dr. Tong, newly retired, remains active in this and other feminist organizations. Her research interest includes genetic and reproductive technology, the challenges of an aging population and biomedical research.