Ruth Macklin

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Ruth Macklin
Ruth Macklin
Nationality American
Alma mater Case Western Reserve University
Institutions Yeshiva University, New York City
Main interests

Ruth Macklin is an American philosopher and professor of bioethics.


Ruth Macklin studied Philosophy at Cornell University then received Ph.D. in Philosophy from Case Western Reserve University.


She is Professor of Bioethics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York City. She has more than 130 scholarly publications and books on AIDS, human reproduction, the ethics of human subjects in research, health policy, etc. She is also adviser to the World Health Organization, chairperson of UNAIDS Ethical Review Committee, an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, co-chair of the National Advisory Board on Ethics in Reproduction, is a member of the American Association of Bioethics, and is a Vice-President of the International Association of Bioethics.[1] Macklin is a fellow of the Hastings Center, an independent bioethics research institution.[2]

Selected bibliography[edit]


  • Macklin, Ruth; Gaylin, Willard; Powledge, Tabitha M. (1981). Violence and the politics of research. New York, New York: Plenum Press. ISBN 9780306407895. 
  • Macklin, Ruth; Gaylin, Willard (1981). Mental retardation and sterilization: a problem of competency and paternalism. New York: Plenum Press. ISBN 9780306406898. 
  • Macklin, Ruth (1982). Man, mind, and morality: the ethics of behavior control. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall. ISBN 9780135511275. 
  • Macklin, Ruth; Gaylin, Willard (1982). Who speaks for the child: the problems of proxy consent. New York, New York: Plenum Press. ISBN 9780306408601. 
  • Macklin, Ruth (1987). Mortal choices: bioethics in today's world. New York, New York: Pantheon Books. ISBN 9780394559025. 
  • Macklin, Ruth (1988). Mortal choices: ethical dilemmas in modern medicine. Boston, Massachusetts: Houghton Mifflin. ISBN 9780395468470. 
  • Macklin, Ruth (1993). Enemies of patients. New York, New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195072006. 
  • Macklin, Ruth (1994). Surrogates & other mothers: the debates over assisted reproduction. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. ISBN 9781566391801. 
  • Macklin, Ruth (1999). Against relativism: cultural diversity and the search for ethical universals in medicine. New York, New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195116328. 
  • Macklin, Ruth (2004). Double standards in medical research in developing countries. Cambridge, UK New York, New York: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521541701. 
  • Macklin, Ruth; et al. (2011). Intimidad, confidencialidad y protección de datos de salud: Aportaciones del IV Seminario Internacional sobre la "Declaración Universal sobre Bioética y Derechos Humanos" de la UNESCO. Cizur Menor: Civitas Thomson Reuters. ISBN 9788447037667. 
  • Macklin, Ruth (2012). Ethics in global health: research, policy, and practice. New York, New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199890453. 

Journal articles[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ruth Macklin, Ph.D., Princeton University
  2. ^ The Hastings Center Hastings Center Fellows. Accessed November 6, 2010