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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, Medical Ethics and Medical History at the Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, 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 Bioethics at Saint Joseph's Universty, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Raphael Cohen-Almagor, Professor and Chair in Politics, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Hull, Hull, UK

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

Dr Scott Fraser, Visting Professor, University of Sunderland, Tyne And Wear, United Kingdom

Chris Gastmans, Professor of Medical Ethics, K.U.Leuven Faculty of Medicine, Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law, Belguim

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, Honorary Clinical Professor, Newcastle University, Campus for Ageing and Vitality, 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, Visiting Professor of Applied Philosophy, School of Medicine, University of Buckingham, Cheshire, UK

David C. Magnus, Thomas A Raffin Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Ethics, Professor of Pediatrics, Stanford University, California, USA

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

Michael John McNamee, Professor of Applied Ethics, School of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University, Wales, UK

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

Ruud ter Meulen, Professor & Director, Ethics in Medicine, Bristol University, Bristol, UK

Amin Muhammad Gadit, Professor of Psychiatry, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

Maria I. New, Professor of Human Genetics & Pediatrics, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY, USA

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

Mohamed Y. Rady, Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

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

Stephen Olufemi Sodeke, Bioethicist and Professor of Allied Health, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL, USA

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

David L. Thomas. Professor & Chairman, Department Of Surgery Nova Southeastern College Of Osteopathic Medicine, FL, USA

Howard Trachtman, Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine, Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine, Manhasset, NY, USA