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Marie-Christine Fritzsche

DPhil Candidate & Research Fellow, Institute of History and Ethics in Medicine, Technical University of Munich

May - June 2024

Marie-Christine is a visiting scholar at the Ethox Centre at the University of Oxford in 2024. Trained as a philosopher and physician, her research interests intersect bioethics, digital ethics, social and political philosophy, aesthetics, philosophy of medicine, and epistemology. She combines philosophical analyses with empirical research methods. Her current research focuses on ethical aspects of data-driven and AI technologies in healthcare, embedded ethics, the investigation of epistemic and structural injustices, global justice, and (preventive) clinical ethics consultation.

She studied medicine at the University of Freiburg (Germany) and at Paris-Sud University XI (France). In parallel, she majored in philosophy and minored in economics at the University of Freiburg and studied philosophy at the Paris-Sorbonne University IV (France). After her studies, she worked as a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in various fields including the public sector and healthcare.

Marie-Christine is a research fellow at the Institute of History and Ethics in Medicine (IGEM) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM, Germany) and Dr.phil. candidate at TUM. She is currently co-leading the ethics section in the European research consortium BIOMAP (Biomarkers in Atopic Dermatitis and Psoriasis) and a member of the ethics work package of INTERVENE (International Consortium for Integrative Genomic Prediction). In these contexts, she conducts ethical, conceptual and empirical analyses on the use of data-driven biomarkers with AI in medical research, clinical practice and global health contexts, as well as the embedded ethics approach. 

She is a certified clinical ethics consultant and has taught a range of different subjects including medical ethics and ethics in palliative care for medical students, embedded ethics for interdisciplinary groups of students, medical and AI ethics for interdisciplinary scholarship recipients, and philosophy foundations and ethics in management studies for healthcare professionals.

She was awarded the EACME Collaboration Award 2022 together with researchers from Switzerland and Germany, and received a residency at the Brocher Foundation for the 2025 programme.

Portrait of Marie-Christine Fritzsche