Ruth Faden

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Ruth R. Faden (born 1949), 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 at Georgetown University. Faden also serves on the Advisory Board of Incentives for Global Health, the not-for-profit behind the Health Impact Fund.

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. 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[edit]

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.), and 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 working on the following research projects:

  • Bellagio Meeting on Pandemic Influenza[1]
  • Hinxton Group[2]
  • Program in Ethics and Brain Sciences[3]
  • Program on Ethics in Clinical Practice[4]
  • Stem Cell Policy and Ethics Program[5]

She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and The Hastings Center, and is a member of the Institute of Medicine.

List of Publications[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Faden, Ruth R.; Beauchamp, Tom L. (27 February 1986). A History and Theory of Informed Consent. Oxford University Press, USA. ISBN 978-0195036862. 
  • Faden, Ruth R.; Kass, Nancy E., eds. (13 June 1996). HIV, AIDS and Childbearing: Public Policy, Private Lives. Oxford University Press, USA. ISBN 978-0195099584. 
  • Faden, Ruth; Powers, Gail, eds. (10 October 1991). AIDS, Women and the Next Generation: Towards a Morally Acceptable Public Policy for HIV Testing of Pregnant Women and Newborns. Oxford University Press, USA. ISBN 978-0195065725.  |first3= missing |last3= in Editors list (help)
  • Faden, Ruth; Powers, Madison (2006). Social Justice: The Moral Foundations of Public Health and Health Policy. Oxford University Press. 

Papers[edit]

  • Bok, H.; Schill, K.E.; Faden, R.R. (2004). "Justice, ethnicity, and stem-cell banks". The Lancet 364: 118–121. doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(04)16650-6. 
  • 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. (November 2003). "Safety issues in cell-based intervention trials". Fertility and Sterility 80 (5): 1077–1085. doi:10.1016/s0015-0282(03)02218-0. 
  • 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. (17 August 2004). "Oversight of human participants research: Identifying problems to evaluate reform proposals". Annals of Internal Medicine 141 (4): 282–291. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-141-4-200408170-00008. 
  • Faden, Ruth R. (September 1996). "Chair's Perspective on the Work of the Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments". Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 6 (3): 215–221. doi:10.1353/ken.1996.0018. 
  • Faden, R.R. (2004). "Bioethics: A field in transition". Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 32 (2): 276–278. doi:10.1111/j.1748-720x.2004.tb00474.x. 
  • 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. (November–December 2003). "Public stem cell banks: Considerations of justice in stem cell research and therapy". Hastings Center Report 33 (6). 
  • Faden, R.R.; Taylor, H.A.; Seiler, N.K. (June 2003). "Consent and Compensation: A Social Compact for Smallpox Vaccine Policy in the Event of an Attack". Clinical Infectious Diseases 36 (12): 1547–51. doi:10.1086/376640. 
  • Kass, N.E.; Natowicz, M.R.; Hull, S.C.; Faden, R.R.; Plantinga, L.; Gostin, L.O.; Slutsman, J. (2003). "The use of medical records in research: What do patients want?". Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 31: 429–433. doi:10.1111/j.1748-720x.2003.tb00105.x. 
  • Kass, N.E.; Natowicz, M.R.; Hull, S.C.; Faden, R.R.; Plantinga, L.; Gostin, L.O.; Slutsman, J. (2004). "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. doi:10.1002/ajmg.a.30057. 
  • Levine, C.; Faden, R.R.; Grady, C.; Hammerschmidt, D.; Eckenwiler, L.; Sugarman, J. (3 February 2004). "Special scrutiny: A targeted form of research protocol review". Annals of Internal Medicine 140 (3): 220–223. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-140-3-200402030-00013. 
  • Plantinga, L., Natowicz, M.R., Kass, N.E., Hull, S.C., Gostin, L.O. and Faden, R.R. (2003). "Disclosure, confidentiality, and families: Experiences and attitudes of those with 'genetic' versus 'non-genetic' medical conditions". American Journal of Medical Genetics 119C: 51–59. doi:10.1002/ajmg.c.10006. 
  • Seiler, N.; Taylor, H.; Faden, R. (2004). "Legal and ethical considerations in government compensation plans: A case study of smallpox immunization". Indiana Health Law Review 1 (1): 3–27. 
  • Taylor, H.A.; Faden, R.R. (2003). "Ethical Considerations in the Formation of Smallpox Vaccine Policy". Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice and Science 1 (1): 47–54. doi:10.1089/15387130360514832. 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bellagio Meeting on Social Justice and Influenza". Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "The Hinxton Group, An International Consortium on Stem Cells, Ethics & Law". The Hinxton Group. 2006. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Program in Ethics and Brain Sciences". Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Program on Ethics in Clinical Practice". Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Stem Cell Policy and Ethics Program". Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 

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