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Medicolegal and Bioethics
Medical Humanities, Southern Illinois University School of Medici, United States
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.
Jean-Pol Beauthier, Professor, Forensic pathology and forensic anthropology, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
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
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
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 Emeritus of Applied Philosophy, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland
Thaddeus Metz, Distinguished 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
Geoffrey Poitras, Professor, Business Administration, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Daryl Pullman, Professor of Medical Ethics, Director, Health Research Unit, Division of Community Health and Humanities; 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
Antonio G. Spagnolo, M.D., Professor of Legal Medicine and Bioethics, Director of the Institute of Bioethics and Medical Humanities (IBioMedH), School of Medicine “Agostino Gemelli”, Universita’ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, 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