Contributor Profile

Therese Lysaught

Therese Lysaught is a professor and associate director at the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago. Lysaught specializes in Catholic moral theology and healthcare ethics and consults with healthcare systems on issues surrounding mission, theology and ethics. Her publications include Caritas in Communion: Theological Foundations of Catholic Health Care (Catholic Health Association, 2014), On Moral Medicine: Theological Perspectives on Medical Ethics (Eerdmans, 1998), and Gathered for the Journey: Moral Theology in Catholic Perspective (Eerdmans, 2007), which received third place honors in theology from the Catholic Press Association. Her research has focused on such topics as the anointing of the sick, genetics, gene therapy, human embryonic stem cell research and issues at the end of life. Lysaught’s current research involves three projects: the Human Powered Nebulizer Project, an examination of the cultural constructions of virtue, vice and poverty in contemporary work on the neurosciences; and two books, Chasing After Virtue: Neuroscience, Economics, and the Biopolitics of Morality (University of Notre Dame Press) and Anointing of the Sick and the Theo-Political Economy of Medicine (Eerdmans).

Lysaught is a participant in SILT 16/17: Can I Get a Witness?