Rev. Dr. Alfred Cioffi
Blue Cross-Blue Shield Endowed Chair in Bioethics in STEM
Assistant Professor of Biology and Bioethics
PhD, Purdue University; SThD, Pontifical Gregorian University (Rome, Italy); MDiv, Saint Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary; BS, Florida International University
Phone: 305-474-6968
Office: Carnival Building, Room 124

Alfred Cioffi is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Miami for over 30 years. His professional interests are in human life bioethics, environmental bioethics and on the dialogue between science and religion. At STU, he teaches biology and bioethics, and researches in urban forest conservation and solar energy alternatives. He associates with the National Catholic Bioethics Center, the Florida Catholic Conference, the Catholic Medical Association, the Knights of Columbus, Catholic Health Services, Prison Ministry and Respect Life Ministry of the Archdiocese of Miami. He is fluent in English, Italian and Spanish.

  • The Fetus as Medical Patient: Moral Dilemmas in Prenatal Diagnosis from the Catholic Perspective, University Press of America, Lanham, MD, 1995
  • Cioffi A, Fleury TJ and Stein A (2006). Aspects of large-scale chromatin structures in mouse liver nuclei can be predicted from the DNA sequence. Nucleic Acids Res. 34:1974-1981
  • Becoming a Living Kidney Donor. Ethics and Medics, July 2008
  • Church Teaching, Science, and the Beginning of Human Life: Series of 21 talks. NowYouKnowMedia, Rockville, MD, 2009
  • Kosyrikhina M, McConnell S, Arevalo J, Azmoe N, Ciceron C, …and Cioffi A (2013, Fall). Apportioning St. Thomas University Urban and Green Area Using Satellite Imaging. Journal of Multidisciplinary Res. 5(3), 89-109