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Recent Faculty Publications

Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics

Publications by Primary Affiliated Faculty

(past five years)

Margaret Farley

John Grim

Stephen Latham

Robert Levine

David Smith

Mary Evelyn Tucker


Margaret Farley

Senior Scholar in Theology and Medical Ethics

(For more about Margaret Farley,

including her full CV, click here.)


Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics (New York: Continuum, 2006).

Articles, Chapters and Reviews

“Celibacy under the Sign of the Cross,” in L.S. Cahill, J. Garvey and T.F. Kennedy, eds., Sexuality and the U.S Catholic Church: Crisis and Renewal (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2006).

“Agenda for Women in the Church of the Saints,” 15 The MAST Journal 2 (2005): 3-10.


“HIV/AIDS and Our Journey in Faith,” 15 The MAST Journal 1 (2005): 14-19.


“Catholic Perspectives on Medical Futility” (with J. Beste) in D. Smith, C. McKhann, C. Peppard, T. Duffy and S. Rosenbaum, eds., What’s the Point? Clinical Reflections on Care That Seems Futile (New Haven: Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics Working Group on Medical Futility, 2005), available here.

“Partnership in Hope: Gender, Faith, and Responses to HIV/AIDS in Africa,” Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion (Spring, 2004): 133-48.

“Stem Cell Research: Religious Considerations,” in R. Lanza, J. Gearhart, et al., eds., Handbook of Embryonic Stem Cells, vol. 1 (Boston: Elsevier/Academic Press,

2004), 765-73.

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John Grim

Environmental Ethicist-in-Residence

(For more about John Grim,

including his full CV, click here.)




The Christian Future and the Fate of Earth: Collected Essays of Thomas Berry (co-edited with Mary Evelyn Tucker). (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, forthcoming 2009).


Articles, Chapters & Reviews

“Indigenous Peoples and ‘Classics’ for an Emerging World,” in W.T. de Bary, ed., Classics for an Emerging World (Columbia University Press, forthcoming 2009).


“Native American Religions,” in The Encyclopedia of World History (Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing, 2009).

“Cosmology in the World’s Religions, The Universe Story, and the Earth Charter,” 1 Beliefs and Values 1, 2009.


“Indigenous Knowing and Responsible Life in the World,” in L. Kearns and C. Keller, eds., Eco-Spirit: Religions and Philosophies for the Earth (New York: Fordham University Press, 2007).

“Daring to Dream: Religion and the Future of the Earth” (with M.E. Tucker), in R. Radford Ruether, ed., Reflections (Yale Divinity School, Spring 2007), pp. 4-9.


“Indigenous Lifeways and Ways of Knowing,” in P. Clayton, ed., The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Science.  (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006).

“Indigenous Traditions: Religion and Ecology,” in R. Gottlieb, ed., The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Ecology. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006).

“Knowing and Being Known by Animals: Indigenous Perspectives on Personhood” in P. Waldau and K. Patton, eds., A Communion of Subjects: Animals in Religion, Science, and Ethics (New York: Columbia University Press, 2006).


“Teilhard’s Vision of Evolution” (with M.E. Tucker), Teilhard Studies #50 (Hagerstown, MD: American Teilhard Association, Spring 2005).

“Religion and Ecology” (with M.E. Tucker), in L. Jones, ed., Encyclopedia of Religion (New York: Macmillan, 2005).


“Ecology and Indigenous Traditions,” in Encyclopedia of Religion (New York:

Macmillan, 2005).

“Shamanism and Ecology,” in Encyclopedia of Shamanism. (Santa Barbara: ABC-

CLIO, 2004).

“Sundance Traditions,” and “Plains Indians Understandings of Power,” in the

Encyclopedia of American Indian Religious Traditions. (Santa Barbara: ABC-

CLIO, 2004).

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Stephen R. Latham


(For more about Stephen Latham,

including his full CV, click here.)


Articles, Chapters & Reviews

“Must We Choose a Theory of Global Health Ethics?,” forthcoming in J. Coggon and S. Gola, eds., Global Health, Global Goods, and International Community  (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2012).

“Thinking about Ethical Issues: Encounters with the Law,” forthcoming in D.M. Hester and T. Schonfeld, eds., Guidance for Healthcare Ethics Committees (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012).  

“Justice Of and In Healthcare Finance,” forthcoming in R. Rhodes, M. Battin and A. Silvers, eds., Health Care and Social Justice: Essays on the Distribution of Health Care (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2d. ed. 2011).

“Mark Rodwin: Conflicts of Interest and the Future of Medicine: The United States, France, and Japan,” (book review) forthcoming in American Journal of Bioethics (2011).
“‘Multiplicity’” and Reproductive Cloning” (film commentary) in H. Colt, S. Quadrelli and L. Friedman, eds., The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011), pp. 358-61.
“The ‘Real-Life’ Death Panel, Reformed,” 41 Hastings Center Report 1 (inside back cover) (Jan/Feb 2011).

“Speaking Off-Label,” 40 Hastings Center Report 6:9-10 (Nov/Dec 2010).

“National Values, Institutions and Health Policies: What Do They Imply for Medicare Reform?” (co-authored with T. Marmor and K. Okma), 12 J. of Comparative Policy Analysis 1-2:179-196 (Feb/Apr. 2010).
“Process, Privacy and PR” (web-based IRB case commentary) for Donaghue Foundation Grant on IRB Cases, Yale Interdisciplinary Center on Bioethics, spring 2010; available by clicking here.
“Living Wills and Alzheimer’s Disease,” 23 Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal 4:425-31 (2010).
“Too Few Physicians, or Too Many?” Hastings Center Report 1:13-14 (Jan/Feb 2010).

“Between Public Opinion and Public Policy: Human Embryonic Stem-Cell Research and Path-Dependency,” Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 4:800-06 (Winter 2010).

“Law Between The Cultures: C. P. Snow’s The Two Cultures And The Problem Of Scientific Illiteracy In Law, 32 Technology in Society 1:31-4 (Jan 2010)..
“The New NIH Funding Guidelines for Stem-Cell Research,” (legal issues column) 17 Lahey Clinic Journal of Medical Ethics 1:4-7 (Winter 2010).

“Ethics and ‘Caesarian Delivery on Maternal Demand’” (co-authored with Errol Norwitz), 33 Seminars in Perinatology 6:405-9 (2009).

“The Once and Future Debate on Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research,” in B. Sorrels and S. Owens, symposium eds., IX Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law and Ethics (Summer Supplemental Issue, 2009).

“Regulation and Quasi-Regulation in American Medicine, 1607-2000,” (co-authored with J. Mohr), in R. Baker and L. McCullough, eds., The Cambridge World History of Bioethics (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009).
“Marketing to Patients,” (case commentary) in J. Spandorfer, C. Pohl, S. Rattner & T. Nasca, eds., Professionalism in Medicine: The Case-Based Guide for Medical Students. (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009).

“NIH Guidelines on Stem Cell Research: A Work in Progress?” (online commentary). Hastings Center’s Bioethics Forum, 5/13/2009. Available by clicking here.

“Recusal Without ‘Conflict of Interest’,” (web-based IRB case commentary), Donaghue Foundation Grant on IRB Cases, Yale’s Interdisciplinary Center on Bioethics, 2009; available by clicking here.

Publishing Without Perishing. Editor, with Alison Jost, for the third edition of this manual for graduate students wishing to publish in bioethics (Amer. Soc. for Bioethics and the Humanities, 3rd ed. 2009) Short contributed chapters: “Introduction: Reasons for Writing” and “Publishing in Law Reviews.” Available by clicking here.

“The Octuplets: An Insurance Story,” (online commentary). Hastings Center’s Bioethics Forum, 2/13/2009. Available by clicking here.
“Wesley Smith, Secondhand Smoke,” (review) 9 American Journal of Bioethics 2, 65-66 (February, 2009).
Encyclopedia Entries on “Classical Political Economy,” “Price Fixing,” “Consumer and Producer Surplus,” “Marginal Revenue,” and “Sunset Laws,” in R. Kolb, ed., Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society (London: SAGE Publications, 2008).
 “Obligations and Accountability in Public Health: State and Non-State Actors,” in
B. Page and D. Valone, eds., Philanthropic Foundations and the Globalization of Scientific Medicine and Public Health, 165-75 (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2007).   
Feasibility Study for a Statewide Biobank To Study Preterm Births and Birth Defects. Report to the Commissioner of the CT Dept. of Public Health, jointly authored by the Biobank Feasibility Expert Panel (S. Latham, member) (2007).
“Kant Condemned All Suicide” (open peer commentary), 7 American Journal of Bioethics 6, 49-51 (June, 2007).
“Robert Veatch’s Disrupted Dialogue” (book review), 7 American Journal of Bioethics 2, 95-97 (February 2007).
 “Justice and the Financing of Health Care” in R. Rhodes, L. Francis and A. Silvers, eds., The Blackwell Guide to Medical Ethics, 341-53 (Blackwell Publishers, Blackwell Philosophy Guide Series, 2006).
“Values, Institutions and Health Politics: Comparative Perspectives” (co-authored with T. Marmor and K. Okma), 46 Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 383-405 (2006).
“Some Limits of Decision Theory in Bioethics: Rights, Ends, Thick Concepts” (open peer commentary), 6 American Journal of Bioethics 3, 56-58 (July, 2006).
“Leigh Hafrey, The Story of Success: Five Steps to Mastering Ethics in Business” (review), 3 Journal of Business Ethics Education (2006).
 “Expert Bioethics Testimony,” in B. Spielman and B. Rich, symposium eds., 33 Journal of Law Medicine and Ethics 242-7 (2005).
“The (Low) Life of Ethics Codes” (open peer commentary), 5 American Journal of Bioethics 5, 46-48 (September, 2005).

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Robert J. Levine

Senior Scholar in Research Ethics

(For more about Robert Levine,

including his full CV, click here.)


Articles, Chapters & Reviews

“Federal Funding and the Regulation of Embryonic Stem Cell Research: The Pontius Pilate Maneuver,” Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law & Ethics (in press).


“The Institutional review board,” in S.S. Coughlin and T.L. Beauchamp, eds., Ethics in Epidemiology (Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 1996), pp. 257- 273. Second Edition in press 2009.

“On the Relations between Scientists and Journalists: Reflections by an Ethicist,” in P.C. Snyder, L.C. Mayes and D.D. Spencer, eds., Science and the Media: Delgado’s Brave Bulls and the Ethics of Scientific Disclosure (Academic Press/Elsevier, Amsterdam, London, 2009), pp. 153-161.


“Research Involving Adolescents as Subjects: Ethical Considerations,” Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1135, 280-286, 2008.


“The Nature, Scope and Justification of Clinical Research: What is Research? Who is a Subject?” in E.J. Emanuel, C. Grady, R.A. Crouch, R.K. Lie, F.M. Miller and D. Wendler, eds., The Oxford Textbook of Clinical Research Ethics (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008) Chapter 21, pp. 211-221.


“Commentary 13.2: Shared Responsibilities for Treatment in the South African Phase I HIV Preventive Vaccine Trials” (with C. Grady), in J.V. Lavery, C. Grady, E.R. Wahl and E.J. Emanuel, eds., Ethical Issues in International Biomedical Research: A Case Book (New York: Oxford University Press, 2007), pp. 225-230.

LeDuc JW, Barrett DH, Moulton AD, Goodman RA, Kinlaw K, Levine RJ, “Ethical and Legal Considerations in Preparing for Pandemic Influenza,” in Institute of Medicine, Ethical and Legal Considerations in Mitigating Pandemic Disease (National Academies Press: Washington, DC. 2007), pp. 90-98.


“The Dysregulation of Human Subjects Research” (with N. Fost), Journal of the American Medical Association. 298: 2196-2198, 2007.

“Ethical Guidelines in Pandemic Influenza” (Recommendations of the Ethics Subcommittee of the Advisory Committee to the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) (with K. Kinlaw). Approved for release by the Director, February 15, 2007.  Available here.


“Introduction to the Conference” (as chairperson) and “Considering Usual Medical Care in Clinical Trial Design: Scientific and Ethical Issues,” National Institutes of Health Program on Clinical Research Policy Analysis and Coordination (Office of Science Policy, 2006) pp. 10-12.

“Empirical research to evaluate IRB’s burdensome and, perhaps, unproductive policies and practices: a proposal” (editorial), 1 Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics 3:1-4, 2006.

 “The National Commission’s Ethical Principles with Special Attention to Beneficence,” in J.F. Childress, E.M. Meslin and H.T. Shapiro, eds., Belmont Revisited: Ethical Principles for Research with Human Subjects (Georgetown University Press,  Washington, DC, 2005), pp 126 – 135.

Busse, WW, Wanner, A, Adams, K, Reynolds, HY, Castro, M, Chowdhury, B, Kraft, M,  Levine, RJ, Peters, SP and Sullivan, EJ. “Investigative Bronchoprovocation and Bronchoscopy in Airway Diseases,” American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 172: 807-816, 2005.

Levine, RJ, Nelson, RM, Fleischman, AR and Sugarman, J. “Ethical Issues Related to Bronchoprovocation and Bronchoscopy Research,” American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine [Appendix to the previous article].

“Reflections on ‘Rethinking Research Ethics’,” 5 American Journal of Bioethics 1:1-3, 2005.

“Ethical Issues in International Vaccine Research and Development,” Yale J. Biol. Med. 78: 231-237, 2005.

Informed Consent and Consent forms for research participants. American Psychological Society Observer. 17 (No.4): 25-26, April, 2004 (with Joan Sieber).

Ethical Principles for the Conduct of Research Involving Human Subjects: Historical Considerations. J. Clin. Ethics 15 (No.1): 13-21, 2004.

Demets, D., Califf, R., Dixon, D., Ellenberg, S., Fleming, T., Held, P., Julian, D., Kaplan, R., Levine, R.J., Neaton, J., Packer, M., Pocock, S.,  Rockhold, F., Seto, B., Siegel, J., Snappin, S., Stump, D., Temple, R., Whitley, R., “Issues in regulatory guidelines for data monitoring committees,” Clinical Trials 1: 162-169 (2004), available here.

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David H. Smith

Senior Scholar in Theology and Medical Ethics

(For more about David Smith,

including his full CV, click here.)


For the Love of God: Essays on Religion and Philanthropy, editor and author of “Introduction” and “Concluding Observations.” (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, forthcoming 2009).

Partnership with the Dying: Where Medicine and Ministry Should Meet (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2005).

Good Intentions: Moral Obstacles and Opportunities, editor and author of “Introduction” and “Afterward.” (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2005).

Articles, Chapters & Reviews

 “A ‘Handbook’ for Many Hands” (review), 1 Hastings Center Report 39 (Jan/Feb 2009), pp. 49-50

 “Kenneth Kirk: Worship Discipline and Ethics” in G. Meilaender and W. Werpehowski, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Theological Ethics (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2005).

“Stuck in the Middle,” 36 Hastings Center Report 1 (Jan/Feb 2006) pp. 32-33.

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Mary Evelyn Tucker

Environmental Ethicist-in-Residence

(For more about Mary Evelyn Tucker,

including her full CV, click here.)




The Sacred Universe: Earth, Spirituality, and Religion in the 21st Century, Essays by Thomas Berry, edited by Mary Evelyn Tucker, New York: Columbia University Press, 2009.

Christian Future and the Fate of Earth, Essays by Thomas Berry, edited by Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2009.

The Philosophy of Qi: The Record of Great Doubts. New York: Columbia University Press, 2007.

Evening Thoughts: Reflecting on Earth as Sacred Community, Essays by Thomas Berry, edited by Mary Evelyn Tucker. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books and Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006.

Worldly Wonder: Religions Enter Their Ecological Phase. Chicago: Open Court, 2003. Second printing, 2004.

Confucian Spirituality, 2 volumes, ed. with Tu Weiming. New York: Crossroad Publishing Company, Volume I, 2003, Volume II, 2004.


Articles, Chapters & Reviews

"Confucian Ethics" in The Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy. B. Callicott and R. Frodeman, eds. New York: Macmillan/Thomson Gale, 2009.

"Touching the Depths of Things: Cultivating Nature in East Asia" in Ecology and the Environment: Perspectives From the Humanities. Donald Swearer, ed. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Center for the Study of World Religions, 2009.

(Reprinted) "Touching the Depths of Things: Cultivating Nature in the Thought of Wang Yangming" in Nature, Space and the Sacred. Sigurd Bergman and Heinrich Bedford Stohm, eds, Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2009.

"Renewing Hope" in Love God, Heal Earth. Sally Bingham, ed. Pittsburgh, PA: St Lynn's Press, 2009.

"Reflections on America, Amerikkka" Feminist Theology Vol 17 (2). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, January 2009.

Interview: "In the Name of Nature: On Sustainable Development, Leadership and Personal Change" in J.W. Kirpestein, H. Maschot & V. Jobse, eds. Kampen: The Netherlands: Uitgeverij.

"World Religions, the Earth Charter and Sustainability," Worldviews: Environment, Culture, Religion, Fall 2008.

"Ecology and the Classics" in Classics for an Emerging World. W.T. de Bary, S. Wei, R. Chung, eds. New York: Columbia University Committee on Asia and the Middle East, 2008.

"Religion and Ecology" in The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion. P. Clark, ed. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

"Learning to See the Stars: The Earth Charter as a Compass for the New Century." A Voice for Earth: Writers Respond to the Earth Charter. P.B. Corcoran and J. Wohlpart, eds. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2008.

"Daring to Dream" (abridgement) in Holy Ground: A Gathering of Voices on Caring for Creation. D. Landau and L. Moseley, eds. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 2008.

"Women, Religion, and the Challenge of the Ecological Crisis" in Feminist Theologies: Legacy and Prospect. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2007.

"Daring to Dream: Religion and the Future of the Earth" (with J. Grim), in R. Radford Ruether, ed., Reflections, Yale Divinity School, Spring 2007, pp. 4-9.

"Religion and Ecology: Survey of the Field" in Oxford Handbook on Religion and Ecology. R. Gottlieb, ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.

"Heritage of the Volume" and "A Communion of Subjects: A Multiplicity of Intelligences" in A Communion of Subjects: Animals in Religion, Science and Ethics. P. Waldau and K. Patton eds. New York: Columbia University Press, 2006.

"Zest for Life: Teilhard's Cosmological Vision" in Teilhard and the Future of Humanity. T. Meynard, ed. New York: Fordham University Press, 2006.

"An Intellectual Biography of Thomas Berry" in Evening Thoughts: Reflecting on the Earth as Sacred Community. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books and Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006.

"Women, Religion and the Challenge of the Ecological Crisis" in Women's Studies in Religion: Heritage and Future. R. Ruether, ed. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2006.

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