Sophie Gloeckler

Sophie Gloeckler

PhD Student

Short Bio

Sophie Gloeckler completed her BA in Evolutionary Biology of the Human Species at Columbia University in New York with the honors of Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude. Before returning to Columbia for her MSN, she worked for New Knowledge Organization, an interdisciplinary social science think tank. As the capstone project for her MSN, Sophie worked and studied at Aksum University Referral Hospital in Ethiopia where she concentrated her time in the Psychiatric Outpatient Ward. Sophie Gloeckler plans to go on to become a Psychiatric NP and is currently a certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and Certified Embodied Life Mentor. 

Sophie Gloeckler is at the Institute for Biomedical Ethics as a Fulbright Researcher through a Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship. Her project focuses on ethical concepts relevant to the care of patients with severe mental illness and the complexities of assisted suicide on the basis of suffering from mental illness.

Research Interest

  • Ethics of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
  • Ethics in Palliative Care and End-of-life Care
  • Global Mental Health
  • Pain Management 

Ongoing Projects

Fulbright Research Project on Assisted Dying for Patients with Mental Illness: Conceptual Complexities & Moral Attitudes