Bryn S. Esplin, JD

Bryn S. Esplin, JD

Assistant Professor

Department of Humanities in Medicine


Bryn S. Esplin joined the Department of Humanities in Medicine at the College of Medicine as an Assistant Professor after completing a two-year Clinical Ethics Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH. She graduated cum laude from the University of California, Berkeley, with a degree in Rhetoric before pursuing her law degree. During law school, she externed with both the Supreme Court of Nevada and the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, NV. Dr. Esplin’s teaching at the College of Medicine brings together law, medicine, bioethics, and popular culture to help students critically examine the social, ethical, and political implications that underlie medical decision-making.

She is a frequent speaker at both national and international conferences in Bioethics and Humanities, and her scholarship has appeared in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including Psychosomatics, Harvard’s Health and Human Rights Journal, The Journal of Clinical Ethics, and the American Journal of Bioethics, Neuroscience. Additionally, Dr. Esplin is the Principal Investigator on a recently-awarded A&M T3 Grant, entitled “Impact of Immigration Enforcement on Border Heath in Texas: Improving Health Outcomes for Patients & Identifying Best Practices for Health Care Professionals through Law, Medicine, and Public Health.”