Suzanne Richmond (PhD Student)

Suzanne (Sukey) Richmond is a second year doctoral student in the Bioethics and Health Policy Program, and is completing a certificate in Maternal and Child Health.  Her research interests include preterm labor, parity outcomes and perinatal and neonatal epidemiology.  Her dissertation will focus on the ethical analysis and public health consequences of viability determination.  She won the 2008 APEX Publication Award for Medical Editorial and Advocacy Writing.  She is the recipient of the 2013 Johns Hopkins University Biomedical Scholars Association Award, and was appointed Student Representative to the JHSPH Academic Ethics Board during the 2012-2013 academic year.  She holds a B.A. from Connecticut College in Economics, an M.B.A from New York University in Finance, and an M.B.E from the University of Pennsylvania in Bioethics. While at Penn, she interned in clinical neonatal ethics at both Washington Hospital Center and Children’s National Medical Center. After graduating, she worked as a visiting researcher at Penn’s ScatterGood Center for Behavioral Ethics. She is a Fellow at The Declaration Initiative, where she creates training tools and health interventions related to prenatal care for women in impoverished communities throughout the United States.