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Ruth R. Faden, M.P.H., Ph.D., is the Philip Franklin Wagley Professor of Biomedical Ethics and Executive Director of The Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University. She is also a Senior Research Scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University.

She has served on several national advisory committees and commissions. She chaired the President’s Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments established by Former President Bill Clinton in 1994. Dr. Faden is a notable commentator on bioethics in several media outlets as well a guest speaker at numerous conferences. She is a recipient of the Golden Apple Award at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. She holds a B.A from the University of Pennsylvania, a M.A. in General Studies in Humanities from the University of Chicago and a M.P.H. and Ph.D. (Program in Attitudes and Behavior) from the University of California, Berkeley.

Academic work

Dr. Faden is the author and editor of numerous books and articles on biomedical ethics, health policy, clinical ethics, and moral philosophy. Some of her notable works including A History and Theory of Informed Consent (with Tom L. Beauchamp), AIDS, Women and the Next Generation (Ruth Faden, Gail Gellerand Madison Powers, eds.), HIV, AIDS and Childbearing: Public Policy, Private Lives ( Ruth Faden and Nancy Kass, eds.) She a frequent commentator on media outlets such as The New York Times and The Baltimore Sun. Her current research interests include bioethics and public policy; ethics and cellular engineering; neuroethics; ethics and bioterrorism; genetics and public policy; and justice. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, The Hastings Center and a member of The Institute of medicine.

She is working on the following research projects: Bellagio Meeting on Pandemic Influenza, Hinxton Group,Stem Cell Policy and Ethics Program, Program in Ethics of Clinical Practice, and Program in Ethics and Brain Sciences.

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List of Publications

Faden, R.R. and Powers, M. "Social Justice: The Moral Foundations of Public Health and Health Policy," Oxford University Press, 2006. Seiler, N., Taylor, H., Faden, R., “Legal and ethical considerations in government compensation plans: A case study of smallpox immunization,” Indiana Health Law Review, 1:1 (2004): 3-27.

Faden, R.R., "Bioethics: A field in transition" Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 32:2 (2004): 276-278. Bok, H., Schill, K.E., Faden, R.R. “Justice, ethnicity, and stem-cell banks,” The Lancet, 2004: 364: 118-121.

Kass, N.E., Natowicz, M.R., Hull, S.C., Faden, R.R., Plantinga, L., Gostin, L.O. and Slutsman, J., "Medical privacy and the disclosure of personal medical information: The beliefs and experiences of those with genetic and other clinical conditions." American Journal of Medical Genetics, 128A:261-270 (2004).

Emanuel, E.J., Wood, A., Fleischman, A., Bowen, A., Getz, K.A., Grady, C., Levine, C., Hammerschmidt, D., Faden, R., Eckenwiler, L., Tucker Muse, C., Sugarman, J., “Oversight of human participants research: Identifying problems to evaluate reform proposals,” Annals of Internal Medicine, 141(4), 282-291, August 17, 2004.

Levine, C., Faden, R.R., Grady, C., Hammerschmidt, D., Eckenwiler, L., Sugarman, J., “Special scrutiny: A targeted form of research protocol review.” Annals of Internal Medicine, 140(3), 220-223, February 3, 2004.

Kass, N.E., Natowicz, M.R., Hull, S.C., Faden, R.R., Plantinga, L., Gostin, L.O. and Slutsman, J., "The use of medical records in research: What do patients want?" Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 31 (2003): 429-433.

Faden, R.R., Dawson, L., Bateman-House, A.S., Agnew, D.M., Bok, H., Brock, D.W., Chakravarti, A., Gao, X-J., Greene, M., Hansen, J.A., King, P.A., O'Brien, S.J., Sachs, D.H., Schill, K.E., Siegel, A., Solter, D., Suter, S. M., Verfaillie, C.M., Walters, L.B.,

Gearhart, J.D., "Public stem cell banks: Considerations of justice in stem cell research and therapy." Hastings Center Report, 33(6), November-December 2003.

Dawson, L., Bateman-House, A.S., Agnew, D.M., Bok, H., Brock, D.W., Chakravarti, A., Greene, M., King, P.A., O'Brien, S.J., Sachs, D.H., Schill, K.E., Siegel, A., Solter, D., Suter, S. M., Verfaillie, C.M., Walters, L.B., Gearhart, J.D., Faden, R.R., "Safety issues in cell-based intervention trials." Fertility and Sterility, 80(5), 1077-1085, November 2003.

Faden, R.R., Taylor, H.A., Seiler, N.K., "Consent and Compensation: A Social Compact for Smallpox Vaccine Policy in the Event of an Attack." Clinical Infectious Diseases, 36(12), 1547-51, June 2003.

Plantinga, L., Natowicz, M.R., Kass, N.E., Hull, S.C., Gostin, L.O. and Faden, R.R., "Disclosure, confidentiality, and families: Experiences and attitudes of those with 'genetic' versus 'non-genetic' medical conditions." American Journal of Medical Genetics, 2003; 119C: 51-59.

Taylor, H.A. and Faden, R.R., "Ethical Considerations in the Formation of Smallpox Vaccine Policy." Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice and Science, 2003; 1:1; 47-54.

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