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 2014, Volume 16, Number 4: 323-324.

Contributors

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About the Contributors

Theme issue: Third Parties in the Clinical Encounter

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Kimberly Swartz, MA, is a third-year medical student and first-year law student at the University of Florida in Gainesville. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in biology and master’s degree in bioethics from New York University. Her work has been published in several journals including the Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the Journal of Juvenile Justice. Her interests lie in ethics and health policy as they pertain to pediatrics and reproductive health.

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Kimberly B. Handley, MSW, LCSW, is a pediatric social worker at University of Florida Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville with more than 10 years’ experience in social work. Her professional focus has been children and family services within a variety of settings, including therapy for children in the foster care system, adoptions, child welfare services, and medical social work.

Bahareh Keith, DO, is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville. She also directs UF’s global health track in the pediatrics residency program, which she developed; is on the steering committee for the universitywide Global Health Council, which she founded; leads the Pediatric Asthma Center of Excellence (PACE); and is center lead for the national Transition of Care Collaborative. Dr. Keith enjoys medical student and resident education and mentorship, and her other professional interests include global child health, improving asthma care, and serving the most underserved.

Collin O’Neil, PhD, is an assistant professor and faculty fellow at the New York University Center for Bioethics. He was previously a bioethicist at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Division of AIDS and a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Bioethics at the NIH Clinical Center.

Mobeen H. Rathore, MD, CPE, is a professor at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville and president of the Florida chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is Director of University of Florida Center for HIV/AIDS Research, Education and Service (UF CARES). His scholarly interests focus on infectious diseases and HIV.

Gary M. Reisfield, MD, is an assistant professor and director of pain management services in the Department of Psychiatry at University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville. He practices pain medicine and addiction medicine, and his research interests include long-term opioid therapy, drug-related impairment, and drug testing.

Jen Russo, MD, MPH, is an assistant professor of health sciences at the University of California, Irvine. She received her medical degree from George Washington University, completed her obstetrics-gynecology residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California, and did a fellowship in family planning at the University of Pittsburgh.

Lauren B. Solberg, JD, MTS, is an assistant professor in the University of Florida College of Medicine’s Program in Bioethics, Law and Medical Professionalism in Gainesville. She has joint appointments in the Department of Aging and Geriatric Research and the Department of Psychiatry. She received her JD from Vanderbilt University and a master of theological studies from Harvard University.

Jody Steinauer, MD, MAS, is an associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. She is director of research in the Kenneth J. Ryan Residency Training Program in Abortion and Family Planning, co-director of the UCSF family planning fellowship, and director of innovating education in reproductive health. She is interested in designing and evaluating undergraduate and graduate medical education curricula to increase empathy and improve patient-centered care.

Carolyn Sufrin, MD, MA, is an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and a PhD candidate in medical anthropology at the University of California, San Francisco. Her clinical, research, education, and advocacy work is focused on reproductive health and justice issues for incarcerated women.

Ly Le Tran, MD, JD, is an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Community Health and Family Medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville. She teaches medical ethics to medical students and residents.

William D. White, PhD, is director of the Sloan Program in Health Administration and a professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. His primary academic area of interest is health economics, and his research focuses on the organization of markets for hospital and physician services and how competition is working in these markets.

Susan F. Wood, PhD, is an associate professor of health policy and director of the Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services in Washington, DC. From 2000 to 2005, she was assistant commissioner for women’s health at the US Food and Drug Administration and director of the FDA Office of Women’s Health. She resigned that position on principle in August 2005 due to the continued delay of approval of the emergency contraceptive product Plan B for over-the-counter sale. Her research focuses on reproductive health, the health of women across the lifespan, and health policy.