Human Subjects Research

Scott Burris

Scott Burris is a professor in both the Beasley School of Law and the School of Public Health and the director of the Center for Health Law, Policy and Practice at Temple University. He began his career in public health law during the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Steven Epstein

Steven Epstein received his B.A. from Harvard College (Social Studies) and his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley (Sociology). He is a John C. Shaffer Professor in the Humanities and professor in the department of sociology at Northwestern University. He is affiliated with the Science in Human Culture Program, the Gender & Sexuality Studies Program, the "Cells to Society" Center on Social Disparities and Health, and co-directs the Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN).

Ruth Faden

Ruth R. Faden is the Philip Franklin Wagley Professor of Biomedical Ethics and director of the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University. She is also a senior research scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University. Dr. Faden is the author and editor of numerous books and articles on biomedical ethics and health policy including Social Justice: The Moral Foundations of Public Health and Health Policy (with Madison Powers), A History and Theory of Informed Consent (with Tom L.

Bradford Gray

Bradford Gray is senior fellow in the Urban Institute's Health Policy Center. Previously, he was the director of the Division of Health and Science Policy at the New York Academy of Medicine. Gray directed the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University from 1992 to 1996. From 1989 to 1996, he led Yale's Program on Nonprofit Organizations and served as an adjunct professor of epidemiology and public health at the Yale University School of Medicine. Gray is the editor of The Milbank Quarterly, a post he has held since 1999.

Sydney Halpern

Sydney A. Halpern is professor of sociology and medical humanities at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her work examines health care institutions and professions using social science perspectives and historical techniques. She has written about developments within academic medicine, the emergence of medical specialties, evolving relationships among health occupations, and directions in the field of medical sociology.

Zita Lazzarini

Zita Lazzarini teaches health law and bioethics at the University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC) and the Harvard School of Public Health and directs the UCHC Division of Medical Humanities. She is currently developing projects and methods to evaluate the impact of laws and policies on health and behavior using a social epidemiology framework. This work includes examination of criminal law and HIV risk behavior, as well as other aspects of HIV law and policy. She is also investigating human subjects research protections as a regulatory system. Ms.

David Rothman

David J. Rothman is Bernard Schoenberg Professor of Social Medicine and Director of the Center for Study of Society and Medicine at the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is also president of the Institute on Medicine as a Profession, whose mission is to make professionalism a field and a force. (See Trained in american social history at Harvard University, David Rothman first explored the origins of mental hospitals, prisons, and almshouses. His 1971 book, The Discovery of the Asylum, was co-winner of the Albert J.

Sheila Rothman

Sheila M. Rothman is a professor of public health at the Mailman School of Public Health and Deputy Director of the Center for the Study of Society and Medicine at Columbia University. Trained in social history, her research has explored American attitudes and policies toward women, persons with mental disabilities, those with chronic diseases, and those at risk for genetic disease.