Melissa Abraham, PhD, MSc is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Faculty Associate at the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School, and a practicing Clinical Psychologist. She is the founder and Director of the Research Ethics Consultation Unit in the Division of Clinical Research at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Abraham served as a Chair of the Partners HealthCare IRB for over a decade. She is interested in the ethical review of social and behavioral research methods in the biomedical setting, QI/research oversight, and improving the quality of IRB submissions and reviews
Moji Adurogbangba, BDS, MPH, MA is a public health dentist and bioethicist who currently manages the Research and Ethics programs at The Scarborough Hospital in Ontario, Canada. She has 7 years experience serving on different research ethics boards (REB) and now serves as a research ethicist on the Network of Hospitals’ REB. Her area of interest is in addressing ethical issues in consent and capacity for treatment and research.
Jason Arnold, JD, MPH is Director of Strategic Planning and Special Projects at NYU College of Global Public Health. Mr. Arnold has been studying and publishing in the field of bioethics for over 20 years, completing an internship at Montefiore Medical Center and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), where he was later appointed director of the fellowship program. Mr. Arnold is faculty of the MUSC’s clinical research ethics fellowship program. His current research involves studying the ethics of emerging technologies, the ethical responsibilities of global health service volunteers, and examining the best practices for training clinical research ethics consultants.
Wajeeh Bajwa, PhD is Director Regulatory Affairs, Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute at the University of Florida. Dr. Bajwa was a research subject advocate and regulatory consultant for the Duke General Clinical Research Center from 2002-2008. Dr. Bajwa was a founding member of the executive board of the Society of Research Subject Advocates. He was president of this organization from 2010-2012. He has extensive experience in industry and academia that includes helping to prepare investigators for pre-pivotal trial discussions with FDA, and writing INDs/IDEs. He has more than 20 years of experience on IRBs and Data and Safety Monitoring Boards/Committees. Dr. Bajwa also provides consults to investigators on ethical issues related to human subject research.
Renaud F. Boulanger, MSc is a research ethicist at the McGill University Health Centre, where he is a member of the Research Ethics Board. He is also one of the founding members of the Save the Children (UK) Research Ethics Review Committee. His scholarship focuses on humanitarian research ethics, the ethics of tuberculosis R&D, and community engagement in global health research. He helped develop the World Health Organization’s “Ethics in epidemics, emergencies and disasters: Research, surveillance and patient care” training manual. He is an executive editor of the open access journal BioéthiqueOnline and has served on the Advisory Committee on Research Ethics of the International Development Research Centre, a Canadian Crown Corporation.
Alyssa Burgart, MD, MA is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Division of Pediatric Anesthesia, at Stanford University and a core faculty member at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics. She is Medical Director of Clinical Ethics and Co-Chair of the Ethics Committee at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. She provides research ethics consultations, specifically related to pediatrics. Her interests include disability rights, informed consent, organ transplantation, and excellence in ethics consultation.
Jean Cadigan, PhD is Assistant Professor of Social Medicine at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She is an anthropologist and member of UNC’s Research Ethics Consultation Service. She serves on two observational and safety monitoring boards for the National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute. Her work focuses on ethical, social, and policy issues associated with genetic research, biobanking, and HIV cure research.
Alexander M. Capron, LLB is the Scott H. Bice Chair in Healthcare Law, Policy and Ethics, Professor of Law and Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, Co-Director, Pacific Center for Health Policy and Ethics at the University of Southern California. He directs the research ethics program of the Southern California CTSI and heads its consultation service. He served as the first Director of Ethics, Trade, Human Rights and Health Law at the World Health Organization in Geneva and was the Executive Director of the President’s Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research. He currently chairs the Board of Directors of Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research.
Michele A. Carter, PhD is the Frances C. and Courtney M. Townsend, Sr., M.D. Professor in Medical Ethics at the University of Texas Medical Branch in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health. She directs the Ethics Support Program of the UTMB’s Institute for Translational Sciences and the Research Ethics Consultation Service. She has served on the UTMB Institutional Review Board for more than 7 years, is the Research Subject Advocate, a member of several data and safety monitoring boards, and a research mentor for the Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Research Ethics. Her major areas of scholarship include philosophical aspects of trust in the helping professions, ethical conduct of human subjects’ research, and translational ethics.
Donna T. Chen, MD, MPH is Core Faculty in the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities and Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. During her post-doctoral fellowship in the NIH Department of Bioethics she provided research ethics consultation with their Bioethics Consultation Service and has since served on DSMBs for NINDS, NHLBI, NIDA and provided ethics consultation for a variety of investigator-initiated clinical, epidemiologic, genetic, and translational research studies nationally and internationally. She is setting up a pilot research ethics consultation service for UVA’s Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia.
Mildred Cho, PhD is Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University, Associate Director of the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, and Director of the Center for Integration of Research on Genetics and Ethics (an NIH-supported Center for Excellence in Ethical, Legal and Social Implications Research). She is also Director of Stanford’s Benchside Ethics Consultation Service. Dr. Cho’s major areas of interest are the ethical and social impacts of genetic research and its applications, and how conflicts of interest affect the conduct of academic biomedical research. Her current research projects examine ethical and social issues in research on prenatal genetic testing, the human microbiome, and synthetic biology, and the ethics of clinical and translational research.
Ellen Clayton, MD, JD is the Craig-Weaver Chair in Pediatrics and Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University. She is currently Co-PI of Genetic Privacy and Identity in Community Settings – GetPreCiSe, a Center of Excellence in ELSI Research, and LawSeq, which will explore four major areas of law and genomics. She has served on the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research of the NIH, as Co-Chair of the ELSI Working Group of the International HapMap Project, on IOM Committees on Genomics and the Public’s Health in the 21st Century and on Assessing Interactions Among Social, Behavioral, and Genetic Factors of Health, on the American Society of Human Genetics Social Issues Committee, as Co-Chair of the Consent and Community Consultation Working Group of the eMERGE Network, and on the HUGO Committee on Ethics, Law, and Society. She is Co-Chair of the Report Review Committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and Chair of the Health and Medicine Division’s Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice. She recently received the David P. Rall Medal for exceptional service to the IOM. Her research has focused on the ethical, legal, and social issues (ELSI) raised by genetics and genomics research and the translation of new findings into clinical care.
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Reid Cushman, PhD is Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Director of Technology Development for the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative. He is Co-Director of its Research Ethics Consultation Service and Director of UM’s Responsible Conduct of Research Education Program and. As part of the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Initiative, Dr. Cushman’s current projects are focused on governance issues for tissue biobanks and electronic health data collections.
Marion Danis, MD is Head of the Section on Ethics and Health Policy in the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. She also serves as Chief of the Ethics Consultation Service. Dr. Danis has studied patients’ treatment preferences at the end of life and the effectiveness of advance directives in promoting their preferences as well as strategies for fair rationing of limited health care resources and strategies to address the social determinants of health to reduce health disparities. As Chief of the Bioethics Consultation Service she has been the lead editor of the volume published by Oxford University Press entitled Research Ethics Consultation: A Casebook. She has chaired the International Society on Priorities in Health Care and has served on the board of American Society for Bioethics and Humanities.
Arlene Davis, JD is Associate Professor of Social Medicine and core faculty in the UNC Center for Bioethics. She directs the clinical ethics services for UNC Hospitals and co-chairs its Hospital Ethics Committee. She is member of the UNC TraCS research ethics consultation group and has served as an IRB member for 20 years. Arlene’s practical and scholarly interests fall at the intersections of law and bioethics. They are informed by her experiences in clinical and research ethics consultation, private legal practice, and in pediatric and public health nursing. Her current research collaborations and consultations often focus upon the meanings of creating and using genetic information, the high price of vulnerability labels, especially for children, adolescents and the disabled, and the ways in which law is deployed in research and health care settings.
Arthur R. Derse, MD, JD is Julia and David Uihlein Professor of Medical Humanities and Professor of Bioethics and Emergency Medicine and Director of the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He serves as a clinical ethics consultant for the Milwaukee VA Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. He is the Ethics Committee Chair and a clinical ethicist at Froedtert Hospital, consultant in emergency medical research at MCW, and former member of the Research Ethics Consultation Service for MCW’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute. He has served on the IRB of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His publications and research have focused on emergency medicine and ethics, emergency medical research, informed consent, confidentiality, end-of-life decision making, and the doctor-patient relationship. He is a member and past chair of the Ethics Committee of the American College of Emergency Physicians, past president of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, and former chair of the National Ethics Committee of the Veterans Health Administration. He served on the NIH Working Group on Informed Consent in Clinical Research Conducted under Emergent Circumstances.
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Adelaide Doussau, MD, PhD is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Biomedical Ethics Unit of McGill University School of Medicine. She previously studied Public Health and Epidemiology, more specifically on Clinical Trials Methodology in France at the Curie Institute, Paris and Bordeaux School of Public Health. She worked four years as a fellow/assistant professor in the Clinical Trial Unit of Bordeaux University Hospital / School of Public Health (ISPED), and subsequently completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Bioethics of the National Institutes of Health. She is a member of the Research Ethics Committee of MSF. Her research interests are concentrated on research ethics and she recently focused her research on stepped-wedge design for experimental vaccines in the setting of Ebola outbreak, placebo-controlled clinical trials in cancer, and researchers’ judgement in drug development and precision medicine.
Lisa Eckstein, SJD is Faculty of Law at the University of Tasmania. She previously completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the NIH Department of Bioethics. Her current research focuses on the governance of medical research, especially in relation to genomics and other emerging technologies. Particular research interests include strategies for gaining and assessing participant consent, the disclosure of genetic research findings, clinical trial monitoring, and racially targeted biomedical research. She has previously held positions at the Australian Law Reform Commission and state and federal Departments of Health.
Leah Eisenberg, JD, MA is Assistant Professor of Medical Humanities at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). She serves on two IRBs and is a clinical and research ethicist at UAMS and Arkansas Children’s Hospital. She has a special interest in health literacy and improving patient understanding of informed consent, assent, and HIPAA documents.
Stuart G. Finder, PhD is Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. He is the Director of the Center for Healthcare Ethics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Chief of the Clinical Ethics Consultation Service. He is also co-chair of the Bioethics Committee and on the Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee/IRB. Dr. Finder is the leader for the Research Ethics Consortium organized under the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Dr. Finder is interested in exploring the complexity and implications of moral experiences as actualized in healthcare contexts, including the entire spectrum of the healthcare arena, from patient care to clinical and basic sciences research.
Robin N. Fiore, PhD is Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and core faculty in the University of Miami Ethics Programs. She is Co-Director of UM’s Research Ethics Consultation Service and serves on the Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee. As part of the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Initiative, Dr. Fiore’s current projects are focused on ethically robust practices in connection with translational research and research involving biobanks and electronic health data.
Sara Goldkind, MD, MA is an independent research and clinical bioethics consultant. She is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine at George Washington University, a member of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center’s Clinical Ethics Committee, and a member of a data and safety monitoring committee for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. She served as the Senior Bioethicist in the Office of the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration for over ten years. In that position, she addressed a broad range of ethical issues arising in cutting edge and innovative research, including research on vulnerable populations, rare diseases, and emergency care.
Sidney Golub, PhD is Professor Emeritus of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics at the University of California Irvine (UCI). He currently directs the clinical research ethics unit of the UCI Institute for Clinical and Translational Research and chaired the UCI Human Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee from its inception in 2005 until 2013.He served on the UCI IRB for 10 years and continues to serve on a special IRB responsible for compliance and oversight problems. He also served on the founding Board of Directors of AAHRPP, the accreditation body for IRBs. His major interests are in stem cell ethics and public policy.
Hank Greely, JD is the Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law and Professor at Stanford University. He provides research ethics consults as a member of Stanford’s Benchside Ethics Consultation Service. He specializes in ethical, legal, and social issues arising from advances in the biosciences, particularly from genetics, neuroscience, and human stem cell research. He chairs the California Advisory Committee on Human Stem Cell Research and directs the Stanford Center for Law and the Biosciences and the Stanford Program in Neuroscience and Society. He serves as a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Science, Technology, and Law.
Ann Heesters is the Director of Bioethics at Toronto’s University Health Network and Chair of the UHN Rehabilitation Science and Medicine Research Ethics Board. She has been practicing in the field for approximately fifteen years and was the Director of Ethics at The Ottawa Hospital before coming to Toronto in 2009. She has an abiding interest in the professionalization of practicing health care ethicists and, with her colleagues at the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities, helped to author a code of ethics for ethicists. She is also a founding member of Practicing Healthcare Ethicists Exploring Professionalization (PHEEP) and a director of the newly established non-profit Board called Canadian Association of Practicing Healthcare Ethicists (CAPHE).
Elizabeth Heitman, PhD is Professor in the Program in Ethics in Science and Medicine at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Her work focuses on cultural dimensions of ethics, international standards for research oversight, and education for responsible conduct of collaborative research. In addition to her work with UT Southwestern’s Center for Translational Medicine, she is Co-Director of a Fogarty-sponsored research ethics education and capacity building program in Mozambique, co-Investigator in the NHLB-sponsored Obesity Health Disparities PRIDE research training program, a member of the National Academy of Science’s Standing Committee on Educational Institutes for Teaching Responsible Science
Micah Hester, PhD is Professor of Medical Humanities and Pediatrics and Division Chief of the Division of Medical Humanities at the University of Arkansas Medical School (UAMS), where he directs the research ethics consult service for the UAMS Translational Research Institute and provides clinical ethics consultations at both UAMS and the Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH), where he is also a clinical ethicist. Dr. Hester serves on the UAMS IRB and has been a member of two Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees. He also coordinates the Pediatric Ethics Consortium, which is a national professional initiative to promote pediatric ethics scholarship and education.
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Liza-Marie Johnson, MD, MPH, MSB is a pediatric oncology hospitalist and bioethicist at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. She is Chair of the Hospital Ethics Committee and a member of the St. Jude Institutional Review Board. Dr. Johnson conducts clinical and research ethics consultations at St. Jude and is actively engaged in clinical research. Her research interests are focused in pediatric ethics as well as quality-of-life concerns in the context of pediatric cancer. Dr. Johnson is particularly interested in improving communication and decision-making in the context of early phase clinical research trials or in research involving advanced genomic sequencing technologies.
Barbara Koenig, RN, PhD is Professor of Bioethics and Medical Anthropology at the Institute for Health & Aging, University of California, San Francisco, where she leads the research ethics consultation service for UCSF’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute. She co-directs an NHGRI “Center of Excellence in ELSI Research” that focuses on translational genomics, co-leads an NCI project on return of results in genomic biobanks, and directs the ELSI component of an NICHD award on newborn screening in an era of whole genome analysis. Dr. Koenig pioneered the use of empirical methods in the study of ethical questions in science, medicine, and health. She was the founding executive director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics at Stanford University; she created and led the Biomedical Ethics Research Program at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.
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Tracy Koogler, MD is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at the University of Chicago. She is also Assistant Director and Co-Director of the Clinical Ethics Consultation Service at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. She has been on the University of Chicago IRB for 9 years and Vice Chair for 5 years. She is on the Ethics and Regulatory Committee for the Chicago PCORI program and is a member on its central IRB Chair B. Her research involves organ donation, decision making for neurologically disabled children, and death and dying.
Stanley Korenman, MD is a Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Ethics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is the Regulatory and Ethics Program Director of the UCLA CTSI. He has been director of the Medical Scientist Training Program for MD-PhDs for more than 20 years. He has conducted empirical investigations on the ethical beliefs of scientists in comparison to their administrative overseers regarding the hierarchy of research misconduct and means of punishment. He has authored a book providing instructors methods and materials to teach research ethics. He initiated the Ethics Advisory Committee of the Endocrine Society and led the writing of its Code of Ethics. He is consulted on questions of research integrity as they arise before and during the course of research.
Stephanie Alessi Kraft, JD is a Senior Fellow at the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics at Seattle Children’s Research Institute and the Division of Bioethics in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Her research addresses the ethics of research in integrated clinical-research settings, the ethical, legal, and social implications of genetic testing, and issues in clinical communication and quality of life for patients with serious illnesses.
Lisa M. Lee, PhD, MA, MS is Chief of Bioethics & Human Subjects Research at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR). She is an epidemiologist, bioethicist, and ethics educator. At the WRAIR, she serves as the IRB Chair, the Research Integrity Officer, and Chair of the Research Ethics Consultation Service. From 2012-2017, she served as Executive Director of President Obama’s bioethics commission. For 14 years she served in numerous positions at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including the agency’s Assistant Science Officer and Chief of the Office of Scientific Integrity.
Jason D. Lesandrini, PhD(c) is Assistant Vice President of Ethics, Advance Care Planning and Spiritual Health for WellStar Health System and an adjunct Faculty member at Mercer University, Atlanta Campus. His research interests include methods of ethics consultation, ethics program development and research ethics consultation services.
Walter Limehouse, MD, MA is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He directs the healthcare ethics consultation service, chairs the Medical University Hospital Ethics Committee, and founded the research ethics consultation service. Dr. Limehouse is faculty of South Carolina Translational Research Institute’s Clinical Research Ethics Fellowship and teaches clinical ethics to MUSC students & residents; his current research involves implementing and evaluating clinicians’ respect for patients’ choices regarding end-of-life treatment options.
David Magnus, PhD is Thomas A. Raffin Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Ethics, and Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University. He directs the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics and co-chairs Stanford Hospital and Clinics’ Ethics Committee. Dr. Magnus is co-director of the research ethics program for Stanford’s CTSA, is a member of Stanford’s IRB and Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee, and has extensive experience as a research ethics consultant. His research focuses on a wide range of topics in bioethics, including research ethics, the ethics of comparative effectiveness research, transplant ethics, genetics/genomics, and issues in patient/physician communication. Other leadership responsibilities include past President of the Association of Bioethics Program Directors and Editor in Chief of the American Journal of Bioethics.
Jennifer B. McCormick, PhD, MPP is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Ethics in the Division of Health Care Policy and Research at the Mayo Clinic Rochester. She is one of the core faculty members of the Biomedical Ethics Research Program and is the Associate Director of the Clinical and Translational Research Ethics Program. She also directs the Mayo Clinic’s Responsible Conduct in Research course. Dr. McCormick’s major areas of interest are the ethical, policy, and social impacts of translational genetic and genomic research and its applications; the challenges of navigating the blurriness between translational research and clinical care; and ‘big data’.
Ross McKinney, Jr, MD is a Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities, and History of Medicine at the Duke University School of Medicine. He is also Director of the Research Ethics Core for Duke’s Clinical and Translational Science Award program. Previously, Dr. McKinney was the Vice Dean for Research for the Duke School of Medicine. Dr. McKinney’s ethics research has focused on conflict of interest, but he has also published articles related to the ethics of sports medicine and issues related to informed consent. He has chaired several studies of antiretroviral treatment strategies for children with HIV infection.
Christian Morales, MA is a doctoral student studying Bioethics and Health Policy in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is currently serving as the editorial assistant for the Challenging Cases in Research Ethics column, which is based on the Collaborative’s monthly case presentations and published in the American Journal of Bioethics every six months. His research interests include privacy and health information technology, healthcare delivery payment reform, and global food and nutrition policy.
Michelle N. Meyer, PhD, JD is an Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Research Ethics in the Center for Translational Bioethics and Health Care Policy at Geisinger Health System, where she serves as a faculty advisor to the IRB, chair of the IRB Leadership Committee, director of the Research Ethics and Advice Consultation Service, and a member of a task force that seeks to advance Geisinger as a learning healthcare system and develop oversight systems for learning healthcare activities. In her own research, she focuses on ethical, legal, and policy issues that arise in biospecimens and genetic/genomic research; social science research; research with big data; corporate research; research on medical practice, standard of care research, and comparative effectiveness research; and randomized evaluations, QI/QA, innovation, and other learning activities that may not meet the federal regulatory definition of human subjects research.
Pilar Ossorio, PhD, JD is a Professor of Law and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin (UW). She is co-director of the Research Ethics Consultation Service, co-director of the Law and Neuroscience Program, and leader of the ethics core for Center for Predictive Computational Phenotyping. She served for 11 years on the health sciences IRB. She is also director of the Ethics Program at the UW-affiliated Morgridge Institute for Research. Dr. Ossorio’s research interests include ethical and social issues in genome research and clinical genomics; human subjects research; uses of race in research and medicine; governance of data sharing in research; ethical and social issues in data science; and regulation of medical devices.
Rebecca D. Pentz, PhD is Professor of Research Ethics at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. She directs the research ethics consultation service jointly sponsored by Winship Cancer Institute and Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Her empirical ethics research focuses on genetic testing, confidentiality, biobanking, return of results, duty to warn and informed consent ethical issues in early drug development. She has a special interest in pediatric bone marrow transplant and the effect on the family. Before coming to Emory, she designed and directed the clinical ethics program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She represents Emory on various national data safety monitoring boards and scientific advisory committees, including the Bone Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network, ALS repository, St. Jude, and the National Disease Research Interchange.
Kathryn M. Porter, JD, MPH is a Research Scientist for the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. She also serves as the Collaborative Coordinator for the CREC Collaborative and the Chair of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities’ Clinical Research Ethics Consultation Affinity Group. Her interests include research ethics and the ethical and legal issues related to genetics.
Rosamond Rhodes, PhD is Professor of Medical Education and Director of Bioethics Education at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Professor of Philosophy at The Graduate Center, CUNY, and Professor of Bioethics and Associate Director of the Union-Mount Sinai Bioethics Program. For the past 27 years she has served in numerous roles at Mount Sinai including member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Secretary to the Ethics Committee, and Director of the Research Ethics Consult Service. Dr. Rhodes collaborates on a variety studies related to genetics, emergency medicine, research without consent, biobanks, and controlled substance research.
Lainie Friedman Ross, MD, PhD is the Carolyn and Matthew Bucksbaum Professor of Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago and a Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, Medicine, Surgery, and the College. She is also Director of the Research Ethics Consultation Service, Associate Director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, and Co-Director of Translational Medicine (ITM) at the University of Chicago. Dr. Ross’ research focuses on ethical and policy issues in pediatrics, organ and tissue transplantation, research ethics, and genetic testing and screening.
John Z. Sadler, MD is the Daniel W. Foster, M.D. Professor of Medical Ethics and a Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Sciences at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He has 25 years of clinical ethics consultation experience and developed his research ethics consultation knowledge and skills in the context of an NIH CTSA award to his institution in 2006. His own research in this area has focused on the ethics of research funding priorities, relationships between IRB and research ethics consultation, and most recently ethical issues in perinatal research populations.
Peter Schwartz, MD, PhD is Associate Professor of Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine and Faculty Investigator at the Indiana University Center for Bioethics. He is also Associate Professor of Philosophy at Indiana University – Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI). He directs the Translational Research Ethics Consultation Service of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute and is a research subject advocate in the Bioethics and Subject Advocacy Program (BSAP) and. Dr. Schwartz’s current research focuses on ethical issues and patient behavior in preventive medicine, personalized (or “precision”) medicine, and in the design and use of electronic health records.
J. Jina Shah, MD, MPH is Senior Medical Director, Bioethics at Genentech, a member of the Roche Group. Board certified in Family Medicine and General Preventive Medicine, she leads the Ethics Consultation service for drug development teams globally at Roche. Areas of focus include study design and conduct, informed consent in pediatric trials, return of genomic results to individual patients, and global health.
Seema K. Shah, JD is Associate Professor in the Division of Bioethics in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine and a faculty member in the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. She serves as an attending for the Bioethics Consultation Service and the Research Bioethics Consult Service for the Institute of Translational Health Sciences. She has 9 years of experience on IRBs and DSMBs. Her current scholarship focuses on ethical and policy issues related to international and pediatric research and the determination of death.
Richard Sharp, PhD is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Biomedical Ethics Research Program at Mayo Clinic and the Clinical & Translational Research Ethics Program. He has studied the integration of genetic technologies into patient care, best practices for clinical ethics consultation, financial conflicts of interest in research, and ethical dimensions of patient advocacy. His current research examines how patients and healthcare providers view new forms of personalized medicine. Dr. Sharp advises healthcare organizations on ethical issues and has served on advisory committees for the National Institutes of Health, Institute of Medicine, and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Anne R. Simpson, MD is the Rust Professor of Ethics and Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, where she is also Associate Vice Chancellor for African American Health She is director of the Institute for Ethics, executive director for the Black Health Resource Center, and chair of the Ethics Consult Service. Her clinical practice is focused in geriatric medicine and end-of-life care with an additional focus on the social determinants of health.
Ryan Spellecy, PhD is Associate Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities in the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities at the Medical College of Wisconsin. His scholarship has focused on research ethics, informed consent, ethical issues in psychiatry, and community involvement in research. He chairs an IRB at the Medical College of Wisconsin and is faculty advisor for the Regulatory and Ethics Module of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeastern Wisconsin.
Kayte Spector-Bagdady, JD, MBE is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan Medical School. She is also Chief of the Research Ethics Service and Chair of the Research Ethics Committee under the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine (CBSSM). She is a former drug and device attorney and Associate Director of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. She is also a clinical ethics consultant for the Adult and Pediatric Ethics Committees and Clinical Ethics Service and is a member of the UM IRB Council. Her current research explores informed consent to emerging technologies with a focus on reproduction and genetics.
Mark A. Stein, PhD is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Washington. He completed a fellowship in Clinical and Medical Ethics at the MacLean Center at The University of Chicago. Areas of interest include neuroethics, clinical trials, incidental findings in research, and performance enhancement.
Eric S. Swirsky, JD is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical and Health Information Management at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He serves on the ethics committee of the University of Illinois Hospital and the Research Ethics Core of the university’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science. His current research interests focus on the impacts of electronic medical records and digital media upon heath care economics, clinical research and decision-making, and provider-patient relationships.
Holly A. Taylor, PhD, MPH is Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a core faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. She is currently the Director of the Research Ethics Consulting Service at Johns Hopkins, serving faculty in the Schools of Public Health, Medicine, and Nursing. Dr. Taylor has expertise in public health research, researchers’ obligation to their research subjects, informed consent, recruitment into clinical trials, research oversight, and has experience with quantitative and qualitative research methodology.
Benjamin S. Wilfond, MD is Professor and Chief of the Division of Bioethics in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine and the Director of the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. Dr. Wilfond is the Chief of the Bioethics Consultation Service and a pediatric pulmonologist at Seattle Children’s Hospital. He coordinates the Research Bioethics Consult Service for the Institute of Translational Health Sciences. Dr. Wilfond is the former chair of the intramural NHGRI IRB and has 25 years of experience on IRBs and DMCs. His current scholarship focuses on ethical and policy issues related to genetic testing, pediatrics, and clinical research.
Susan Wootton, MD is Associate Professor in the Pediatric Infectious Disease Division at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and member of the Center for Clinical Research & Evidence Based Medicine. Since 2009 she has been actively involved in issues related to research ethics through her participation in a local ethics working group at UT and joined the IRB in September 2016. Her current research interests include vaccine policy and she is developing a collaborative project among multiple institutions to address vaccine delinquency rates within the largest school district in Texas.
Mark Yarborough, PhD is the Dean’s Professor of Bioethics at the University of California Davis and Director of the Clinical Research Ethics Program for the Clinical and Translational Science Center. He established the research ethics consultation service at UC Davis. His major area of scholarly focus has been on topics concerning the ethical conduct of human subjects’ research and he is particularly interested in discovering what practices contribute to making research trustworthy, as well as ethical issues related to stem cell research for neurological disorders. He has served on or consulted with IRBs since 1984.