Deborah K. Cruze is a bioethicist currently serving as a Program Associate in Health Sciences and Ethics at the Center for Ethics, Emory University in Atlanta. Originally from Nebraska, she began her career as an assistant attorney general in Arizona before being appointed as a City Judge in Glendale, where she served for eight years.
Always fascinated by medicine, Deborah changed career paths and completed an M.A. in Bioethics from Midwestern University. After completing a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical ethics at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, she became the first clinical ethicist at Grady Health System in Atlanta. She also served as the Regional Ethicist for Providence Health and Services Southern California in Los Angeles.
Deborah has served on the ethics committees at eight hospitals and the institutional review boards of two institutions. She has published on topics related to bioethics and presented at multiple regional, national and international conferences.
She is married and the mother of three grown children.