Al Ochasi PhD

Al Ochasi, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Bioethics & Interdisciplinary Studies
Brody School of Medicine, ECU
Office: Brody 2S-17D
Phone: 252-744-5699


  • B.A., Urban University, Rome
  • B.D., Urban University, Rome
  • M.A., Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia
  • STL., Angelicum, Rome
  • D.Be., Loyola University, Chicago
  • Ph.D., Eastern University, Pennsylvania

Research Interests

  • Moral Distress and Moral Disengagement in Healthcare
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Medicine
  • Reusable Medical Devices in Developing Nations
  • Health Equity and Access
  • Organ Donation and Transplantation

Selected Publications

Frenkel B, Gerasimov E, Gustafson A, Gustafson P, McLean G, Ochasi A, Waanders A, Ramaswamy V. 2022, “Postmortem Tissue Donation: Giving Families the Ability to Choose.” Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2022 Aug 26: JCO2102839. doi: 10.1200/JCO.21.02839. PMID: 36027484.
Ochasi A, 2020 “Exploring The Relationship Between Moral Distress, Moral Disengagement, And Ethical Climate Among U.S. Medical Residents.” The Internet Journal of Internal Medicine. 2020 Volume 13 Number 1.
Ochasi, A 2018 “Pharmaceutical Companies and the Drug Addiction Epidemic: A Tale of Two Countries,” The Journal of Healthcare Ethics & Administration 4, no. 1 (Spring/Summer 2018): 1-3,
Sedhai Y, Ochasi A, Basnyat S, et al., 2017 “Cadaveric Donation and Post-mortem Reuse of Pacemakers and Defibrillations in Nepal: Medical, Legal and Ethical Challenges.” Journal of Advances in Internal Medicine; 06(01):14-20.
Ochasi A, Peter Clark P, Barkowski M., 2017 “To Recycle or Not to Recycle: An Ethical Question in Africa’s Relation with the West” Book Chapter published: In Search of Abundant Life: Wealth, Health and Hope in African Christian Religions.
Ochasi A, Sopko N, Mamo G, Pepe V. 2016 “Penile Transplants: To Do or Not To Do: Medical, Legal, Psychosocial, and Ethical Issues of Penile Transplants for Injured Veterans in the United States” The Internet Journal of Law, Healthcare and Ethics, 11(1).
Ochasi A, Clark P., 2015. “Reuse of Pacemakers in Ghana and Nigeria: Medical, Legal, Cultural and Ethical Perspectives” Developing World Bioethics15(3): 125-33.
Ochasi A: 2010“Physician-Assisted Suicide: A Review of Oregon Death with Dignity Act,” Journal of Catholic Bioethics, 5, (1), summer 2010.