Yonghui Ma, PhD (Medical Ethics/Bioethics)

Center for Bioethics, Medical College, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China

Yonghui Ma has a clinical medicine undergraduate background and received MA on bioethics from Peking Union Medical College in 2008. She obtained her PhD on bioethics at The University of Manchester in the UK in 2013 funded by a full scholarship. She was a research fellow at the Brocher Fondation in Geneva and WHO/UNAIDS during Feb-Apr in 2014.

She is now assistant professor on medical ethics/bioethics and also the associate Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics at Medical College, Xiamen University. She is also member of Chinese Bioethics Association, editorial committee of Chinese Medical Ethics Journal, and IRB member in many tertiary hospitals in Xiamen as well as some other academic bodies.

Her research interests focus on genetic ethics, clinical ethics, ethics of new biomedical technology, cross-cultural bioethics, and recently she has a particular interest in ethics of human microbiome research. She has published (as first author or correspondence) on American Journal of Bioethics (Target Article), BMC Medical Ethics, Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, Asian Bioethics Review, Lancet, and some Chinese journals.

She is currently the PI of a project (2016-2018) funded by Chinese National Social Science Foundation, and also PI of other provincial- and university- level projects.