Research Unbound: Seeking Ethical Solutions to New (and Old) Problems
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Recent controversies such as the birth of the first gene-edited babies in China, unchecked uses of unproven stem cell-based therapies, clinical trials conducted without patient consent, and HIV research with vulnerable populations challenge existing approaches aimed at ensuring that research is ethically sound. New and creative solutions are needed to appropriately manage research that seems to be unbound.
Prior to joining the faculty at Johns Hopkins, Jeremy Sugarman, MD, MPH, MA was a professor of medicine and philosophy at Duke University. In 2000, he was the founding director of the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine.
An internationally recognized leader in the field of biomedical ethics, Dr. Sugarman has particular expertise in applying empirical methods and evidence-based standards for evaluating and analyzing bioethical issues. He is the author of over 350 articles, reviews and book chapters and has edited or co-edited four books. Dr. Sugarman served as senior policy and research analyst for the White House Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments, consultant to the National Bioethics Advisory Commission, and Senior Advisor to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.