Robin Bandy, JD, MA

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Senior Faculty Emerita

Robin Bandy, JD, MA is a former Senior Affiliate Faculty Member and the former Program Manager of the Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics. She currently serves as Associate Counsel for the Center for At-Risk Elders in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Robin completed her law degree and master’s in bioethics at Indiana University-Indianapolis.  Robin is also a 2010 fellowship graduate from the Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics.  Prior to joining FCME, Robin was an attorney at Wishard Health Services and Director of the Wishard Volunteer Advocates Program.  Robin was also an Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at Indiana University-Indianapolis, an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at the IU School of Medicine. Her research interests are in surrogate decision-making and guardianship.  She is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, Indianapolis Bar Association. Robin has over 20 years of experience in the health care field and prior to her position at Wishard Health Services, was employed by Eli Lilly and Company.


  • 2006: Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, Graduate with highest distinction - Baccalaureate Degree in Political Science, Minor in Legal Studies. Academic Achievement Award, Political Science Department
  • 2009: Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, Master of Arts in Philosophy-Bioethics
  • 2009: Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Doctorate of Jurisprudence, cum laude, Honors in Health Law Concentration
  • 2009-2010: Fairbanks Clinical Ethics Fellowship, Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics, Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 2010: Admitted, Indiana State Bar

Representative Publications

  • Bandy RJ, Helft PR, Bandy RW, Torke AM. Medical Decision-making During the Guardianship Process for Incapacitated, Hospitalized Adults: A Descriptive Cohort Study.  Journal of General Internal Medicine. 25(10): p. 1003. 2010.

  • Acknowledged in: Orentlicher, D. Presumed Consent to Organ Donation: Its Rise and Fall in the United States.  Rutgers Law Review Vol. 61, No. 2, 2009.

  • Acknowledged in: Orentlicher, D. Health Care Reform: Beyond Ideology. JAMA 301(17); 1816-1818, May 6, 2009