Stephen R. Latham J.D., Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist in Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Departments & Organizations

Program for Biomedical EthicsHealth Policy & SystemsLaw & Bioethics

Research Interests

Bioethics and Law; Comparative Bioethics; Research Ethics; Professionalism; Ethical Theory


  • AB, Harvard College, 1982
  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 1985
  • Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1996

Selected Publications

  • National Values, Institutions and Health Policies: What Do They Imply for Medicare Reform? (co-authored with T. Marmor and K. Okma), 12 J. of Comparative Policy Analysis 1-2:179-196 (Feb/Apr. 2010).
  • Law Between The Cultures: C. P. Snow’s The Two Cultures And The Problem Of Scientific Illiteracy In Law. 32 Technology in Society 1:31-4 (Jan 2010).
  • Regulation and Quasi-Regulation in American Medicine, 1607-2000, (co-authored with J. Mohr), in R. Baker and L. McCullough, eds., The Cambridge World History of Bioethics (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009).


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