Laurie Zoloth is a Professor of Medical Humanities, Bioethics, Jewish Studies and Religion. She is also the Director of the Northwestern University Center for Bioethics, Science and Society, and Director of the Brady Program for Ethics and Civic Life, in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. Professor Zoloth is the former President of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities as well as serving on its founding board for two terms and receiving the Society's award for Distinguished Service to the Field in 2007.
She is the chair of the Howard Hughes Bioethics Advisory Board and has served on the NASA National Advisory Council, receiving NASA's National Public Service award. Professor Zoloth received an M.A. from San Francisco State University and a second M.A. and PhD from the Graduate Theological Union.