AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. November 2008, Volume 10, Number 11: PPRANGE.


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About the Contributors

Theme issue: Ethical Questions in Prevention

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Anna Shifrin is in her second year of study at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. Her interest is in the relationship between the humanities and medicine.


David Clive, MD, is a nephrologist and professor of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, where he chaired the ethics committee for many years. He has won numerous teaching awards and the 2007 Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.

Nir Eyal, DPhil, is an assistant professor in global health and social medicine at Harvard Medical School and is affiliated with the program in ethics and health at Harvard University in Boston. Dr. Eyal’s work focuses on informed consent, markets in organs, ownership over the body, the global medical brain-drain crisis, health resource allocation, egalitarianism, consequentialism, and respect for persons.

Matthew R. Golden, MD, MPH, is an associate professor of medicine and epidemiology at the University of Washington in Seattle, and is the director of the Public Health-Seattle & King County Sexually Transmitted Diseases Program. He has conducted numerous studies of HIV and STD partner notification and is a principal investigator on an NIH-funded, community-level, randomized trial of expedited partner therapy.

Iyaad M. Hasan, MSN, CNP, is a nurse-practitioner who specializes in pediatric and adult tobacco treatment. Mr. Hasan is a director of the Tobacco Treatment Center at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.

David S. Hatem, MD, is an associate professor of clinical medicine in general medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is the director of the Physician, Patient, and Society course at the medical school and an associate director of the Center for Clinical Communication and Performance Outcomes—a multidisciplinary center devoted to teaching and research on the connection among communication, quality of care, and patient safety. Dr. Hatem’s research interests include investigating the role of caregiver attitudes in patient care and as a measure of organizational performance, as well as the use of reflection in supporting the professional development of trainees.

Matthew Hogben, PhD, is chief of the Behavioral Interventions and Research Branch of the division of STD prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. His research interests include improved health care and provision. Since 2000, he has helped conduct a series of innovative STD partner-notification interventions that have yielded scientific outcomes and programmatic guidance.

Benjamin M. Howard is a third-year student in the Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community at the University of California Irvine School of Medicine. As a part of that program, he studied health policy at the Harvard School of Public Health in 2008-2009. Mr. Howard is considering a career in trauma and critical care surgery.

Sharon K. Hull, MD, MPH, is chair of the Department of Community Health Sciences at Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy in Rootstown. She is board certified in both family medicine and public health/general preventive medicine, and her public health discipline is health policy and administration. Dr. Hull’s academic interests include access to quality health care, health system reform, and health professionals workforce development.

Mark A. Levine, MD, is the immediate past chair of the American Medical Association’s Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs. He is an associate professor of medicine at the University of Colorado in Denver, and active in its Center for Bioethics and Humanities. Dr. Levine is also a chief medical officer for the Denver regional office of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Henry S. Perkins, MD, is a consultant in bioethics at the Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health and a professor of medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center, both in San Antonio. He writes and teaches about everyday ethics issues in medical practice.

Donald J. Phillips, MPH, is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and is applying for a residency in adult neurology. He has a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from the University of Michigan and a master’s in public health with concentration in international public health from Boston University. His research has focused on potential new drug therapies for brain tumors, both primary and metastatic.

Michael F. Roizen, MD, is chief wellness officer and chairman of the Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. He is a past chair of a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee. He is interested in defining lifestyle changes that allow people to lead healthy, younger-feeling lives.

Darshak Sanghavi, MD, is the chief of pediatric cardiology and assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. He writes on children's health issues for the public and is author of A Map of the Child: A Pediatrician’s Tour of the Body.

David Satin, MD, is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Bioethics and an assistant professor in the University’s Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. He practices at Smiley’s Family Medicine Residency Program, serving the inner-city Minneapolis community. Dr. Satin sits on local, state, and national pay-for-performance committees, researches, and speaks publicly on ethical issues in pay for performance.

Kristin E. Schleiter, JD, is a senior research associate for the Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs for the American Medical Association in Chicago. She analyzes ethics policy and law and assists in the development and dissemination of ethics policy and related educational material. Ms. Schleiter received her law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where she was a contributing writer for the Annals of Health Law. She is working toward completion of an LLM in health law.