Dr. C.S. (Cristina) Richie


Cristina Richie, PhD is a Lecturer in the Philosophy and Ethics of Technology department at the Delft University of Technology. Richie was previously an Assistant Professor in the Bioethics and Interdisciplinary Studies Department at the Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University (Greenville, NC). She has also taught at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Tufts University. In 2019, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Richie is the Chair of the Environmental Bioethics Affinity Group of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities and holds a nominated fellowship at the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity at Trinity International University (Deerfield, Il). She has been a visiting scholar at the Hastings Center (USA) in 2011, the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Law, KU Leuven in 2018, the Just World Institute, University of Edinburgh, in 2019 and the Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School, in 2019.


Dr. Richie’s research is dedicated to just, sustainable health care, often from feminist, queer, or theological perspectives. In addition to her monograph, Principles of Green Bioethics: Sustainability in Health Care (Michigan State University Press, 2019), Dr. Richie is the author of over fifty articles in journals including the American Journal of Bioethics, the Journal of Medical Ethics, the Hastings Center Report, and Developing World Bioethics. She is currently writing her second monograph, Environmental Ethics and Medical Reproduction. In addition to being the joint-Editor of Global Bioethics, she is also on the editorial board of Global Bioethics Enquiry, and was a guest editor of The New Bioethics 2020 volume on "Sustainability and Bioethics." Her writing awards include the William E. Lapus Health Sciences Author Medal (2019), the Catholic Health Association Annual Theology and Ethics Colloquium Award (2013), and the San Ramon Valley Times Gold Pen Award (1999).

Richie supports various courses, including  Philosophy of Science in MSc, Ethics Health Care Technologies, Creative and Critical Thinking, Ethics for Applied Mathematics, Ethics for Aerospace Engineering, Critical Reflection on Technology, and IT and Values. Since 2010, Richie has taught over 600 students in bachelor, master, and doctoral courses in N. American, Netherlands and Ukraine. She was responsible for course development, redesign, redesign, and delivery for over 50 sections of course including: LGBT Health Care Ethics, Health Care Ethics, Ethics, Bioethics, Ethics for Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dental Ethics, Ethical Issues in Medicine, Medical Ethics World Religions, Comparative Religions, Medicine and Religion, and Christian Social Ethics.

  • Principles of Green Bioethics: Sustainability in Health Care (East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2019).
  • “Can United States Healthcare Become Environmentally Sustainable?: Towards Green Healthcare Reform,” Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics 48, no. 4 (2020): 643-652.
  • “An Evangelical Environmental Bioethics: A Proposal,” Ethics & the Environment 25, no. 2 (2020): 29-44. 
  • “Sex, not Gender. A Plea for Accuracy,” Experimental & Molecular Medicine 51, no. 133 (2019): 1.
  • “Not Sick: Liberal, Trans, and CripFeminist Critiques of Medicalization,” Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 16, no. 3 (2019): 375–387.
  • “Medical Technologies, Environmental Conservation, and Health Care,” Medicina e Morale 65, no. 6 (2016): 759-772.
  • “What Would An Environmentally Sustainable Reproductive Technology Industry Look Like?,” Journal of Medical Ethics 41, no. 5 (2015): 383-387.
  • “Voluntary Sterilization for Childfree Women: Understanding Patient Profiles, Evaluating Accessibility, Examining Legislation,” Hastings Center Report 43, no. 6 (2013): 36-44.

Convergence TU Delft, Erasmus Universiteit en Erasmus MC
Complex issues such as energy transition, digitisation and climate change cannot be approached from one or a few disciplines. It is therefore necessary to develop new convergent disciplinary connections between technical sciences, medicine and social and economic sciences. Against this background, the boards of TU Delft, Erasmus University Rotterdam and the Erasmus Medical Centre made agreements in April 2019 to structurally strengthen their collaboration.

  • Associate Fellow, the Academy of Fellows, Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity,
  • Trinity International University, 2018-2021.
  • Joint Editor, Global Bioethics, 2020-present.
  • Co-Chair, Bioethics Consultation Evangelical Theological Society, 2019-2021. 
  • Member, American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, Nominating Committee, 2019- present.
  • Member, Department of Education of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, 2019-present.
  • Editorial Board, Global Bioethics Enquiry, 2019- present.
  • Member, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics BIOETHICON International Committee, 2019.
  • Member, International Forum of Teachers of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, 2019-present.
  • Head, North Carolina Unit of UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, 2018- 2020.
  • Steering Committee Member, Bioethics Consultation Evangelical Theological Society, 2015-present.
  • Peer Journal Article Reviewer, Bioethics, 2020.
  • Guest editor, The New Bioethics 26, no. 2 (2020). Topic: Environmental Sustainability and Bioethics.
  • Peer Journal Article Reviewer, The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 2020.
  • Peer Journal Article Reviewer, American Journal of Bioethics, 2020.
  • Peer Journal Article Reviewer, BMJ Case Reports, 2020.
  • Peer Journal Article Reviewer, Journal of Medical Ethics, 2019.
  • Peer Journal Article Reviewer, Culture, Health and Sexuality, 2019.
  • Peer Journal Article Reviewer, Environmental Philosophy, 2019.
  • Peer Monograph Reviewer, Michigan State University Press, 2018.
  • Peer Journal Article Reviewer, AJOB Empirical Bioethics, 2018.
  • Peer Journal Article Reviewer, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 2017.
  • Peer Journal Article Reviewer, Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, 2016
  • Peer Journal Article Reviewer, Journal of Medical Ethics, 2014.
  • Peer Journal Article Reviewer, Forum for Social Economics, 2014.

Cristina Richie


Monday till Friday

Values, Technology and Innovation

Ethics and Philosophy of Technology

Research interests:
Design for values
Management of responsible innovation
Responsible risk management
Environmental sustainability
Reproductive biotechnologies
Feminist philosophy
Ethics Education for Engineers
Convergence TU Delft, Erasmus Universiteit en Erasmus MC

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