AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. April 2006, Volume 8, Number 4: 289-291.


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About the Contributors

Theme issue: Ethical Questions Posed by Emerging Epidemics.

Alison Bickford is a third-year student in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MD-PhD) at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. Her thesis research examines the relationship between dendritic cells and mast cells in infection and autoimmunity. Between graduation from Amherst College and beginning medical school, she spent a year researching tuberculosis with Partners in Health in Siberia.

Mark S. Dworkin, MD, MPHTM, is the state epidemiologist for infectious diseases and team leader for the Rapid Response Team at the Illinois Department of Public Health, Office of Health Protection, Division of Infectious Diseases.

Chris Feudtner, MD, PhD, MPH, is the director of research for the Pediatric Advanced Care Team and the Integrated Care Service at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is also a senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Bioethics.

Michael Fumento, JD, a senior fellow with the Hudson Institute in Washington DC, is an author, journalist, and attorney specializing in health and science issues. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law.

Christine Grady, RN, PhD, is head of the Section on Human Subjects Research in the Department of Clinical Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. She is a senior fellow at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, and a fellow of the Hastings Center. Her research interests include human subjects recruitment and international research ethics.

Douglas H. Hamilton, MD, PhD, is director of the Epidemic Intelligence Service Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. He received both his medical degree and doctoral degree in microbiology from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Maureen Kelley, PhD, is assistant professor in the Philosophy Department and Sparkman Scholar in Global Health in the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Mona Loutfy, MD, MPH, is an assistant professor at the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and an infectious diseases specialist. Her medical degree is from the University of Toronto, and her MPH is from Harvard University’s School of Public Health.

Anya Likhacheva is a third-year medical student at the University of Arizona and was the 2003 Outstanding Senior of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology.

Jessica Mellinger, MPhil, is a third-year medical student at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Prior to starting medical school, she studied English and the History of Medicine as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University.

Sean C. Murphy is an MD-PhD candidate studying malaria at the Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois.

Parveen Parmar, MD, is a resident in emergency medicine at UCLA. She is a graduate of Stanford University and Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine where she helped found the school’s chapter of Physicians for Human Rights.

Kate Scannell, MD, is an internist and geriatrician in Oakland, California, with Kaiser Permanente Northern California, where she also directs the Department of Medical Ethics. She is a graduate of the Michigan State University College of Medicine and author of Death of the Good Doctor: Lessons from the Heart of the AIDS Epidemic.

Martin A. Strosberg, PhD, MPH, is professor of healthcare management at the Graduate College of Union University, Schenectady, New York, and professor of bioethics at the Alden March Bioethics Institute at Albany Medical College, Albany, New York.

Sarah H. Sutton, MD, is a member of the Department of Infectious Disease at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a graduate of the Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

Alison Thompson, PhD, is a post-doctoral fellow at the Centre for Research on Inner City Health at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She has a background in philosophy and applied ethics and is a member of the University of ToronTo joint Centre for Bioethics Pandemic Influenza Working Group.

John Wadleigh, DO, is in private practice in family medicine in Tucson, Arizona. He is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, California.

Staff contributor

Sarah Fujiwara is a student at DePaul University’s College of Law in Chicago, Illinois, and an intern in the Ethics Group at the American Medical Association, also in Chicago, during the spring 2006 semester.

Theme issue editor

Amanda J. Redig a student in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MD-PhD) at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, is conducting her doctoral research at the Robert Lurie Cancer Research Center. Mandy was an intern with the Ethics Standards Group at the American Medical Association in 2003-2004, an experience which helped further her interest in bioethics. She hopes to focus her career on the relationships between clinical oncology, medical research, and science policy.

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