Dr. Cheryl Erwin

Cheryl Erwin, J.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Cheryl Erwin is an Assistant Professor at the McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics and Director of the Certificate Program in Medical Humanities and Ethics at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She is also a Visiting Professor at Texas Tech University School of Law, where she teaches courses in health care transactions and contemporary issues in health law. Her teaching focuses on the business aspects of health care and the implementation of health care reform. She speaks and writes about research law and ethics, bioethics, law and science, Huntington's Disease neuroscience, and medical humanities. She also conducts nationally-funded research on genetic discrimination and the cognitive predictors of the onset of Huntington's Disease.

Dr. Erwin earned a B.S. in Biology from the University of Houston, her Ph.D. in Medical Humanities from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, and her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center. Prior to joining UTHealth, she was a faculty member at the University of Iowa Colleges of Medicine, Law, and Public Health.