Abbey Lowe, MA

Assistant Professor

Department of Allied Health Professions Education, Research, and Practice
University of Nebraska Medical Center
984420 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4420
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Academic Appointments:
Assistant Professor, Department of Allied Health Professions Education, Research, and Practice: 2021-present
Affiliative faculty, Department of Medical Humanities, University of Nebraska-Omaha: 2019-present

Degrees/Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Masters of Arts, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Primary Teaching Responsibilities:
MSIA 910 Human Subjects Research Management
Research Ethics, Public Health Ethics, Ethics in Health Security lectures in MSIA, CAHP, and College of Public Health

Scholarly Activity:
Research interests are in: Bioethics, Health Security, Philosophy, & Disaster Preparedness

Active Grants/Contract Support:
“Meat Processing, COVID-19 & Infection Prevention and Control: Community Defined Solutions.” University of Nebraska Medical Center, Vice Chancellor for Research 2021 Health Disparities Pilot Grant. PI: Athena Ramos. Co-I: Abigail Lowe. July 2021-July 2022.

“Meat Processing, COVID-19 & Infection Prevention and Control: Community Defined Solutions.” University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Health, Department of Health Promotion. PI: Athena Ramos. Co-I: Abigail Lowe. July 2021-July 2022.

“Essential and Returning Workers: Covid-19 Workplace Ethics Advisory Program” National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. PI: Abigail Lowe. June-August 2020.

Publications: (last 5 years)
Voo TC, Lowe AE, Ferdinand AO, Liang TH, and Wynia MK. Should Covid Vaccination Status Be Used to Make Triage Decisions? The Hastings Center Bioethics Forum. August 31, 2021.

Lowe AE, Mohapatra S, et al. Emerging Science, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Guidance, and Resource Scarcity: Inaction and Inequity for Workers in Essentials Industries. Health Security. September 2021.

Ramos AK, Lowe AE, Herstein J, et al. Essential workers: A report of meatpacking workers’ perspectives on COVID-19 response in the Midwest. Journal of Environmental Health. July 2021.

Lee LM, Lowe AE, and Wynia MK. COVID-19 vaccine exclusion based on legal residence is unwise and unethical. Journal of Public Health Policy. May 2021.

Lowe AE, Slutsman J, Kratochvil CJ. (2021). Disaster and Emergency-Related Public Health Research. Bankert EA, Gordon BG, Hurley EA, Shriver SP, Institutional Review Board: Management and Function. (Third Edition). Jones and Bartlett Learning.

Lowe AE, Busch M. (2021) Educating IRB Board Members and Staff. Bankert E.A., Gordon B.G., Hurley E.A., Shriver S.P. Institutional Review Board Management and Function. (Third Edition). Jones and Bartlett Learning.

Lowe AE, Hewlett A, Schonfield T. (2020). Professional Responsibilities: How Should Clinicians Respond to International Public Health Emergencies? M.C. Schwartz (Ed.). The Ethics of Pandemics. (20-24). Broadview Press.

Lowe AE, Dineen KK, Lee LM, Kass N, Wynia MK with COVID-19 Ethics Advisory Committee. Ethical Considerations Regarding Meat Processing Operations, Worker Safety, and Community Welfare. University of Nebraska Medical Center Global Center for Health Security; June 2020.

Ramos AK, Lowe AE, Herstein J, Schwedhelm S, Dineen K, Lowe J. Invisible no more: The impact of COVID-19 on essential food production workers. J Agromedicine. 2020

Lowe AE, Dineen KK, Sederstrom N., Wynia M.K. with the COVID-19 Ethics Advisory Committee. Cohorting COVID-19 and Non-COVID-19 Patients in a Comfort-Only Care Unit. University of Nebraska Medical Center Global Center for Health Security; May 2020.

Brett-Major David M, et al. Advanced Preparation Makes Research in Emergencies and Isolation Care Possible: The Case of Coronavirus Disease. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 00 2020.

Lowe AE, Schonfeld T, Hewlett A. Case Study: How Should Clinicians Respond to International Public Health Emergencies? AMA Journal of Ethics. January 2020.

 

Service:
American Society for Bioethics + Humanities
Association for Practical and Professional Ethics
Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research
Public Health Association of Nebraska