Hello! I am a PhD candidate at Maastricht University researching artificial intelligence ethics. I like to ask questions about the ethical development of data scientists and artificial intelligence/machine learning developers. My decision to study artificial intelligence ethics came after spending more than 15 years in corporate communications for a large health care system in the United States. I saw the future of health care as a technological pursuit, and I decided to join the community of professionals keeping the humanity in medicine by guiding the ethical use of AI/ML. My research is currently focused on identifying the internal and external morality of the AI developer profession.

Ethics Consulting

Tricia Griffin has provided ethics consulting services for:

Education

Master of Public Health
Creighton University

Master of Fine Arts, Writing
University of San Francisco

Master of Science, Bioethics
Creighton University

Bachelor of Arts, English Literature
University of California, Berkeley

Professional Experience

2021-PRESENT
MAASTRICHT UNIVERSITY
PhD Researcher
Researcher in the Faculty of Science and Engineering studying the internal morality of the artificial intelligence and machine learning profession. I am mapping the ethics of the field with an emphasis on understanding the value of developing ethical coders, not just ethical code.

2017-2020
FORTY FIELDS
Founder and Executive Director
Provided ethics education and consulting services to organizations of all sizes and industries. Promoted and strengthened the ethical culture of organizations by emphasizing ethics practice as an ongoing part of professional development. Clients included the St. Anthony Foundation, the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, and the Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research (ACEER) Foundation.

2016-2017
SABBATICAL

2013-2016
DIGNITY HEALTH
Vice President, Corporate Communications
Led strategic internal and external communications for a $15 billion health system. Provided daily counsel to members of the Board of Directors, executive team, and hospital presidents on strategy, reputation, and crisis communications. Led a team of 20+ inhouse and agency staff.

2007-2013
CATHOLIC HEALTHCARE WEST
Director, Media Relations
Responsible for all internal and external communications for major corporate announcements, including mergers, financial disclosures, contract negotiations, clinical quality, and personnel matters. Led response teams for all crisis communications involving lawsuits, adverse patient events, organized labor actions, and natural disasters. Primary liaison to members of the press.

Community Involvement

2020 – PRESENT
Admissions Committee, Bioethics
Creighton University

2018-2019
Board of Directors
American Society for Bioethics and Humanities

2007-2011
Advisory Board Member
CHW Global Missions

2019 – 2020
Clinical Ethics Committee Member
Seton Medical Center

2017-2019
Election Inspector
City of San Francisco

2005-2013
Mentor
Chabot Space & Science Center

2019-2021
Graduate Board
Creighton University

2014-2016
Board of Directors
St. Anthony’s Foundation