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Ethics Advisory Board

Arthur Isak Applbaum, PhD serves as chair of the Ethics Advisory Board. He is Professor of Ethics and Public Policy and Director of Graduate Fellowships in the Harvard University Center for Ethics and the Professions. Applbaum's work on legitimate political authority, civil and official disobedience, and role morality has appeared in journals such as Philosophy & Public Affairs, Harvard Law Review, Ethics, and Legal Theory. He is the author of Ethics for Adversaries, a book about the morality of roles in public and professional life. Applbaum has written about the ethics of executioners and of butlers, and he has consulted to the government about the ethics of spies. He holds degrees from Princeton University and Harvard University. Applbaum was a Fulbright Scholar in Jerusalem, a Fellow in Ethics at Harvard, and a Rockefeller Fellow in Ethics and Public Affairs at Princeton University's Center for Human Values. Click here for Harvard Faculty Page.

Stanley J. Bodner, MD is an Infectious Disease Specialist in Tennessee. He trained at Vanderbilt in Internal Medicine & Infectious Diseases, University of London, UK in Tropical Medicine, served as LCDR Medical Corps in the US Navy in FL and Ethiopia, and in Private Internal Medicine/Infectious Disease Practice in Middle TN since 1974. Local Activities include faculty appointments as Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt Medical School and additional faculty appointments in Preventive Medicine, at Vanderbilt School of Nursing and at Meharry Medical College. Ongoing statewide federally funded HIV/AIDS teaching to health care providers. Medical Adviser to multiple Pharmaceutical companies on infectious disease / HIV-AIDS related issues. Click here for Bio Page.

Kenneth A. Burry, MD graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine in l968 and became a faculty member of Oregon Health Sciences University in l976, after serving as a physician in Vietnam. In l982, Dr. Burry became director of Oregon Reproductive Research and Fertility Program at OHSU. He is a professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Oregon Health Sciences University. Dr. Burry is past president of the Pacific Coast Fertility Society. His special area of interest and clinical expertise is in working with patients with endometriosis, menopause, and those seeking IVF treatment. Click here for Faculty Page.

Norman Daniels, PhD is Professor of Ethics and Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. Previously he was Goldthwaite Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department at Tufts University and Professor of Medical Ethics at Tufts Medical School.  His research encompasses issues of distributive justice and health policy, philosophy of science, ethics, political and social philosophy, and medical ethics.  Publications include Justice and Justification:  Reflective Equilibrium in Theory and Practice and Seeking Fair Treatment: From the AIDS Epidemic to National Health Care Reform.  He served on the Ethics Working Group of the Clinton White House Health Care Task Force and was a Faculty Fellow in Ethics in 1992-93. Faculty Associate, 2002-Professor of Ethics and Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health. Click here for Harvard Faculty Page.

Robert D. Truog, M.D. is Director of Clinical Programs in the Division of Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School, and co-chair of the Ethics Advisory Committee at Children's Hospital.  His interests focus on the ethical issues that arise in the practice of critical care medicine and anesthesiology, such as the withholding and withdrawing of life-sustaining treatments, the allocation of scarce resources, and the concept of brain death.  He has published in, among others, The New England Journal of Medicine and Anesthesiology.  Dr. Truog was a Faculty Fellow in Ethics in 1990-91 and a member of the Center's Faculty Seminar in 2001-2002. Click here for Harvard Faculty Page. Click here for Children's Hospital Page.

Daniel Wikler, PhD is currently a Faculty Associate, 2002-Professor of Ethics and Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health Professor Wikler was formerly Senior Staff Ethicist for the World Health Organization and Professor of Medical Ethics and Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin.  His research and writing focus on distributive justice and the rationing of health care resources, the ethics of research involving human subjects, and ethical issues in public health.  His work has appeared in Bioethics; Philosophy & Public Affairs and Stanford Law and Policy Review.  He is co-author of From Chance to Choice: Genetics and Justice. Click here for Harvard Faculty Page.

 
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