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The National Catholic Bioethics Center
NCBC Welcomes New Ethicist, Dr. Jozef Zalot
July 11, 2017
© 2020 by The National Catholic Bioethics Center

Zalot headshot.jpgThe National Catholic Bioethics Center is pleased to announce that Dr. Jozef Zalot has joined the Center as a staff ethicist effective July 10, 2017.  Prior to coming to the NCBC, he served from 2015-2017 as the Regional Director of Ethics and Spiritual Care for Mercy Health-Cincinnati. In this role he chaired the regional ethics committee, offered ethics consultations for both patients and staff, reviewed and drafted ethics policies, and started a nurse ethics education program. During this time, he also served as a Lecturer at the Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary where he taught courses in Medical Ethics and Morality and Justice in Catholic Life. 

From 2004-2015, Dr. Zalot was a tenured professor at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati where he taught courses in Health Care Ethics, Business Ethics, Sexual & Reproductive Ethics, Introduction to Catholic Theology, and Marriage. Dr. Zalot also taught student travel courses to Rome that integrated the Catholic faith with both history and art.  He earned a Ph.D. from Marquette University in 2002, an M.Ed. from Boston College in 1997, an M.Ed. from Springfield College in 1991,and a BA from St. Anselm College in 1989.

Dr. Zalot has written two books, Catholic Ethics in Today’s World (2011) and The Roman Catholic Church and Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: Voices Yet Unheard in a Listening World (2002). He has also written various articles and reviews, and has presented at academic conferences both domestically and internationally.  He is the founder and President of Dr. Z Travel, LLC, a faith-based travel company that offers parish pilgrimage trips to Europe. Joe is married to his wife Susan (1994) and they have a daughter, Maria.

The President of the Center, Dr. John Haas, welcomed the new Ethicist.  “We are delighted to have Dr. Zalot working with the other six ethicists on our team.  Dr. Zalot combines both the theoretical and the practical in health care ethics.  He is a scholar, an effective and admired teacher, and has worked in a Catholic health care setting.  These attributes will help the Center continue to be of ever greater service to the bishops, the health care ministry in the United States, and individuals who turn to it for guidance.  We look forward to collaborating with Dr. Zalot.”