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Medicolegal and Bioethics

Dr Spielman

Dr Spielman

Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Bethany Spielman
Dr. Bethany Spielman, M.H.A., Ph.D., J.D. is associate professor of medical humanities and health law at Southern Illinois University’s School of Medicine and School of Law, and director of the medical school’s medical ethics program.

Her research focuses on the intersection of law and bioethics, with particular focus in several areas: clinical ethics consultation and other manifestations of institutionalized ethics; organ and tissue donation, and geriatrics. Her current work focuses on international law and ethical norms in human subjects research.

Dr. Spielman’s most recent book, Bioethics in Law, is held by more than 300 law, medicine, university, and national libraries in 16 countries and was reviewed in the New England Journal of Medicine. Her publications have been cited in more than 250 medical, legal, scientific, nursing, and humanities journals and books in English, Spanish, French, German and Serbian, including in the Irish government’s recent report Ethical Review and Children’s Research in Ireland.

Dr. Spielman has served on numerous editorial boards and grant review panels, and guest edited an issue of the Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics based on a symposium she co-chaired on ethics expert testimony.


Honorary Editorial Board

Berna Arda, Professor, Vice President of World Association for Medical Law, Turkey

Jean-Pol Beauthier, Professor, Forensic pathology and forensic anthropology, Free University of Brussels, Belgium

Juan Pablo Beca, Professor of Bioethics, Faculty of Medicine, Clínica Alemana–Universidad del Desarrollo, Santiago, Chile

Nikola Biller-Andorno, Professor of Biomedical Ethics, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Peter A Clark, Professor of Medical Ethics and Director of the Institute of Bioethics at Saint Joseph's University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Ralph Hunter Didlake, Professor of Surgery, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jaskson, MS, USA

David A. Fishbain, Professor, Psychiatry, neurological surgery & anesthesiology, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami and Rosomoff Pain Center Miami, FL, USA

Leslie Pickering Francis, Professor of Philosophy & Law, Utah University, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Lawrence O. Gostin, O'Neill Professor of Global Health Law, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC, USA

Thomas Stewart Huddle, Professor of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA

Julian Christopher Hughes, Consultant in Psychiatry of Old Age and Honorary Professor of Philosophy of Ageing, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and PEALS (Policy, Ethics and life Sciences) Research Centre, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Richard Kingham, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP, Washington, DC and London; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center, USA

Bartha Maria Knoppers, Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Human Genetics, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Miguel Kottow, Professor, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile, Chile

József Kovács, Professor and Head of Bioethics, Institute of Behavioural Sciences, Semmelweis University, Budapest

Michael Loughlin, Professor of Applied Philosophy, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University, Cheshire, UK

Joan L. McGregor, Professor, Philosophy, School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies, Arizona State University, Arizona, USA

Hugh McLachlan, Professor of Applied Philosophy, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland

Thaddeus Metz, Humanities Research Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Ruud ter Meulen, Professor Ethics in Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

Amin A Muhammad, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Consultant Psychiatrist, Trillium Health Partners, Credit Valley Valley Hospital, Mississauga, ON, Canada

Diane M. Novy, Professor, Department of Pain Medicine, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA

Alicia Ouellette, Professor of Bioethics , The Bioethics Program, Albany Law School, NY, USA

Geoffrey Poitras, Professor, Business Administration, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Daryl Pullman, Professor of Medical Ethics, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, Canada

Bernard E. Rollin, University Distinguished Professor, Professor of Philosophy, Animal Science and Biomedical Sciences, University Bioethicist, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

Dick (Richard J) Sobsey, Professor Emeritus, Educational Psychology, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada

Mariachiara Tallacchini, Professor of Philosophy of Law, Faculty of Economics and Law, Catholic University S.C. Piacenza, Italy

David L. Thomas, MD JD EdD, Professor & Chair - Department Of Surgery Nova; Professor and Chair- Division of Correctional Medicine; Professor of Public Health, Southeastern College of Medicine, FL, USA