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About the Author

Dr. Marie T. Hilliard
Senior Fellow
National Catholic Bioethics Center

Marie T. Hilliard, PhD, JCL, MS, MA, RN, DM, serves as a Senior Fellow at the National Catholic Bioethics Center and on the faculty of Bioethics at the University of Mary.

Hilliard served as colonel (Ret.) in the United States Army Reserve and worked as a registered nurse for over 20 years. She is a canon lawyer with extensive professional experience in medical ethics, public policy, advocacy, and health care regulation. Hilliard has served the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in the implementation of the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services as well as church-state relations.

Published Pieces

A Nurse in Protective Gear

The Vocation of Nursing

Dr. Marie T. Hilliard sat down with Msgr. James P. Shea to discuss her broad experience in bioethics and of the vocation of nursing, offering insights into difficult ethical questions.

Dr. Marie T. Hilliard
Msgr. James P. Shea
Dec 4, 2020