Cory Labrecque

Raymond F. Schinazi Scholar in Bioethics
    andCory Religious Thought
Director | Master of Arts in Bioethics
Co-Director | Catholic Studies
Assistant Professor | School of Medicine
Adjunct Professor | Department of Religion

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Cory Andrew Labrecque is the Raymond F. Schinazi Scholar in Bioethics and Religious Thought and the Director of the Master of Arts in Bioethics Program at the Center for Ethics. He also serves as Co-Director of Catholic Studies at Emory University. He earned a B.Sc. in Anatomy and Cell Biology, an M.A. in Religious Studies with specialization in Bioethics, and a Ph.D. in Religious Ethics at McGill University in Montreal, Canada where he was a course lecturer in the Faculty of Religious Studies, the Institute of Parasitology, and the Department of Physiology for several years. Dr Labrecque’s research lies at the intersection of religion, medicine, biotechnology, environment, and ethics; he is interested in the impact of emerging/transformative technologies (especially those related to regenerative and anti-ageing medicine) on philosophical and theological perspectives on human nature and the human/nature relationship. For over a decade, he also served in the Anglophone Region of the Roman Catholic Diocese of St-Jean-Longueuil (on the south shore of Montreal) as a pastoral agent responsible for catechesis and faith education.


Areas of Expertise: 
Religion (particularly the Roman Catholic tradition) and bioethics
Religion and medicine
Religion and environment
Transhumanist philosophy
Ethics of ageing/longevity