My name is Polo Camacho and I am the Program Manager and Health Ethics Education Promoter at the Center for Practical Bioethics in Kansas City, Missouri. The Center is committed to providing practical solutions to ethical issues that arise within the healthcare system. To this end, the Center promotes, and provides resources for, patient-centered care, advance care planning, end of life care, the ethical implementation of AI in healthcare, and health ethics education. To learn more about my role as program manager, click here!
In May of 2021, I received my PhD from the University of Kansas under the supervision of Dr. Armin Schulz. My dissertation reappraised—both from a philosophy of science and Bioethics perspective—the Central Dogma, a foundational principle in molecular biology which (roughly) says that DNA makes protein, not the other way around. A list of some of my research publications may be found here.
In addition to my research interests in the philosophy of biology and Bioethics, I am also interested in applied ethics. Specifically, I am currently training to become a clinical ethicist and end-of-life care ethicist.
BEYOND DESCRIPTIVE ACCURACY: THE CENTRAL DOGMA OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY IN SCIENTIFIC PRACTICE (PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLE)
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, Volume 86, April 2021, pp. 20-26
WHAT’S ALL THE FUSS ABOUT? THE INHERITANCE OF ACQUIRED TRAITS IS COMPATIBLE WITH THE CENTRAL DOGMA (PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLE)
History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, Volume 42, Issue 3, No. 32
THE CENTRAL DOGMA IS EMPIRICALLY INADEQUATE... NO MATTER HOW WE SLICE IT (PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLE)
Philosophy, Theory, and Practice in Biology, Volume 11, No. 6, 2019