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Stephen Latham, JD, PhD

Senior Research Scholar; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health, Yale Institute for Global Health; Director, Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics

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Stephen Latham, JD, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Yale University

    PO Box 208293

    New Haven, CT 06520-8293

    United States



Stephen R. Latham, JD, PhD is Director of the Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics. A graduate of Harvard College, Harvard Law School, and UC Berkeley’s doctoral program in Jurisprudence, Latham is a former healthcare business and regulatory attorney, and served as Director of Ethics Standards at the AMA before entering academia full-time. Latham is a Fellow of the Hastings Center, and has been a graduate fellow of Harvard’s Safra Center on Ethics and a Research Fellow of the University of Edinburgh’s Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities. At Yale, Latham teaches about bioethics and environmental ethics in the College, the Law School, and the School of the Environment. He chairs the Human Subjects Committee, co-chairs the Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee, and does clinical ethics consultation at the Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is a former board member and Secretary of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, from which he received a Distinguished Service Award in 2010. Latham's 100+ publications in bioethics and health-law have appeared in leading medical, bioethics and health-law journals.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of California at Berkeley, Jurisprudence and Social Policy (1996)
  • JD
    Harvard Law School (1985)
  • AB
    Harvard College, Social Studies (1982)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Hastings Center FellowThe Hastings Center2021
Distinguished Service AwardAmerican Society for Bioethics and Humanities2010

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