Bioethics; Health Policy
Public Health Interests
Bioethics; Emergency Preparedness; End-of-Life Issues; Environmental Health; Ethics; Climate Change; Health Policy; Human Rights; Public Health Preparedness; Social determinants of health; Social inequalities
My research spans the fields of bioethics, public health ethics, and environmental ethics.
Extensive Research Description
three new books to be published in 2012-13. (1) The Bioethics of Dying: Toward a Moral Ecology of End of Life Care.(forthcoming
from The Johns Hopkins University Press); (2) Ethical Guidance for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response:
Highlighting Ethics and Values in a Vital Public Health Service.
(Co-author: John Arras). (currently
under review at Oxford University Press); and (3) Ethics Guidelines for Decision-Making About Life-Sustaining Treatment
& Care Near the End of Life (co-authors Nancy Berlinger and Susan M.
Wolf);(currently under review).
In addition, I am currently
nearing completion on two other books. One is Civic Health: A Political Theory of Public Health and Health Policy,
which is a book on the relationship between public health and political theory
and the role of grassroots participation in health policy. The second is The Ordeal of Reminding: An Essay on
Dementia and the Human Good, which is on self-identity, quality of life,
and the ethics of care in the context of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Other long term projects include: a study of ecology, social justice, and reconciliation in the novels of Steinbeck, Patton, and Agee; and a study of the relationship between nature and culture in the social theories of Hobbes, Rousseau, Freud, and Lévi-Strauss.