Professional Bio

  • M.H., Master's in Humanities, University of Colorado-Denver, 2004
  • B.S.N, University of Texas-Arlington, 1995

Certifications & Expertise


  • Global Issues/Comparative Ethics
  • Ethics Consultation
  • Issues in Critical Care
  • Moral Courage
  • Health Care Ethics

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH)
  • American Academy of Religion

Research & Scholarship

Research Interests

International Comparative Health Care Ethics
Ethics in Pediatric Critical Care
Health Policy

Recent Publications

Jotterand, F. McCurdy, J., & Elger, B. (2014) “Cognitive Enhancers and Mental Impairment: Emerging Ethical Issues” in Roger N. Rosenberg and Juan M. Pascual (Eds.), Rosenberg’s Molecular and Genetic Basis of Neurological and Psychiatric Disease (Fifth Edition). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, Inc.

Recent Presentations

McCurdy, J. (2014) Moral Courage: Facing the Danger at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Denver, CO

McCurdy, J. and Beachy, J. (2014) Exploring the Theoretical Foundations for Ethics Consultation: Principlism, Casuistry, and Other Inherited Methods at the Colorado Health Care Ethics Forum Conference, Denver, CO.

McCurdy J. (2013) Organizational Ethics: Does Your Organization Support You in Making the Right Decision?” Northern Colorado Health Information Management Association. Denver, CO. 

McCurdy, J. (2013) The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  Colorado Health Information Management Association. Denver, CO.

McCurdy, J.  (2013)  The Affordable Care Act:  A Primer at Regis University Center for Ethics and Leadership Conference, Denver, CO.

Fitzgerald, H., McCurdy, J. (March 21-22, 2013).  Creating Nursing Champions of Interdisciplinary Ethics Education:  Ethics Nurse Liaisons at Children’s Hospital Colorado.  Ethics of Caring:  Second National Nursing Ethics Conference. Los Angeles, CA.

McCurdy, J., and Fitzgerald, H. (April 27, 2012) Ethics Nurse Liason Committee at Children's Hospital Colorado, Colorado Health Care Ethics Forum Conference 2012, Denver, CO.