Recent Faculty Publications

Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics

Publications by Primary Affiliated Faculty

Margaret Farley

John Grim

Stephen Latham

Robert Levine

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.)


The Law and Animal Experimentation, forthcoming in R. Fischer, ed., The Routledge Handbook of Animal Ethics (Routledge, 2019).

Identification of Patients Expected to Benefit from Electronic Alerts for Acute Kidney Injury (Co-authored with A. Biswas, C.R. Parikh, H.I. Feldman, AX Garg, H. Lin, P.M. Palevsky, U. Ugwuowo and F.P. Wilson), forthcoming in Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (2018).

Debating Medical Utility, Not Futility: Ethical Dilemmas in Treating Critically Ill People Who Use Injection Drugs (Co-authored with S. Baldassarri, I. Lee, and G. D’Onofrio), forthcoming in Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics (2018).

Genetics, Ethics and Education. S. Bouregy, E. Grigorenko, S. Latham and M. Tan, eds. (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018).

Introduction (co-authored with S. Bouregy, E. Grigorenko and M. Tan) and Conclusion: How Might School Systems Use Genetic Data? in Bouregy, Grigorenko, Latham and Tan, eds., Genetics, Ethics and Education  (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018).

Responsibility for Collateral Harm (open peer commentary), 17 American Journal of Bioethics 10:55-57 (October 2017).

Trump’s Abortion-Promoting Aid Policy, 47 Hastings Center Report 4:7-8 (July/August 2017).

On Essentiality and the World Health Organization’s Model List of Essential Medicines,(co-authored with VA Marks and SP Kishore), forthcoming in Annals of Global Health (2017).

Encyclopedia Entries on Classical Political Economy, Price Fixing, Consumer and Producer Surplus, Marginal Revenue, and Sunset Laws, in Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society, ed. R. Kolb (London: SAGE Publications, 2d ed. 2017).

Lawrence Gostin’s Enthusiastic Globalism (book review of L. Gostin, Global Health Law). 46 Hastings Center Report 6 (Nov/Dec 2016).

Moral Distress and Cooperation with Wrongdoing (open peer commentary), 16 American Journal of Bioethics 12 (December 2016).

Proceed With Caution: The NIH won’t follow the U.K.’s lead on human genome editing, but others in the U.S. will (Blog post). US News and World Report “Policy Dose” Blog, February 8, 2016. Available here.

Political Theory, Values and Public Health, 9 Public Health Ethics 2:139-149 (2016) (special issue on “Civic Republicanism as a Basis for Public Health,” J. De Wispelaere and J. Coggon, eds.); first published online 12/9/2015.

“Aid in Dying” in the Courts, 45 Hastings Center Report 3:11-12 (May/June 2015).Subsequent exchange with K. Tucker, 45 Hastings Center Report 5:3-4 (Sept/Oct 2015).

What Makes a Death “Good”? in L. Dugdale, ed., Dying in the 21st Century (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2015).

Approval Parties!  Faculty Ad-Hoc Meetings for Exempt/Expedited Determinations (co-authored with B. Dionne, C. McDaniel and C. Montano), peer-reviewed poster session presented at Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) annual meeting, November 13, 2015, Boston, MA.

On-Target with On-Site IRB Reviews and Approvals (co-authored with B. Dionne, C. McDaniel and C. Montano), peer-reviewed poster session presented at PRIM&R annual meeting, November 13, 2015, Boston, MA.

The SUPPORT Study Case: Not Vindication (Online commentary), The Hastings Center’s Bioethics Forum, September 10, 2015. Available here.

Contributing Editor of The Ethics of Suicide, M. Battin, ed., (Oxford Univ. Press, 2015) entries on “Increase Mather” and “Cotton Mather.”

Professionalization of Clinical Ethics Consultation: Defining (Down) the Code (open peer commentary), 15 American Journal of Bioethics 5:54-56 (May, 2015).

Facilitated Discussion: Good and Good for You (open peer commentary), 15 American Journal of Bioethics 1, pp. 58-59 (January 2015).

The Role and Reliability of Surgical Residents in Obtaining Informed Consent (Co-authored with C. Thiessen, Q. Yang, J. Wang and R. Gusberg), 186 Journal of Surgical Research 2:675 (Feb 2014).

Time to Decriminalize HIV Status, 43 Hastings Center Report 5:12-13 (Sept./Oct. 2013). Subsequent exchange with T. Murphy, 44 Hastings Center Report 2:4-5 (March/April 2014).

Encyclopedia of Bioethics (6 vols.), B. Jennings, ed.-in-chief, L. Eckenwiler, G. Kaebnick, B. Koenig, S. Krimsky, S. Latham, M. Mercurio, assoc. eds. (Macmillan Reference USA, 4th ed. 2014).

Encyclopedia entries in Encyclopedia of Bioethics (Macmillan Reference, 4th ed. 2014) on “Animal Research: Law and Policy” and “[Human Subjects] Research Policy.”

State-law Criminalization of HIV exposure/transmission. Law Atlas Dataset co-authored with Julian Polaris. Funded by a Public Health Law Mapping grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Available at

On Some Difficulties for Any Theory of Global Health Justice, in J. Coggon and S. Gola, eds., Global Health, Global Goods, and International Community (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013).

Living Wills and Alzheimer’s Disease, 23 Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal 4:425-31 (2010). Excerpted in J. Dolgin and L. Shepherd, eds., Bioethics and the Law (New York: Aspen Publishers, 3rd ed. 2013).

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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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Mary Evelyn Tucker

Environmental Ethicist-in-Residence

(For more about Mary Evelyn Tucker,

including her full CV, click here.)


Ecology and Religion. Co-authored with John Grim. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2014.

Journey of the Universe. Co-authored with Brian Swimme. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2011.

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.

Multi-Media Project:

Journey of the Universe. Film, Executive Producer with John Grim, co-authored with Brian Swimme, June 2014. Awarded a regional Emmy, June 2012.

Accompanying DVD Education Series of 20 Interviews, December 2011.



“Thomas Berry and the New Story: An Introduction to the Work of Thomas Berry” in The Intellectual Journey of Thomas Berry: Imagining the Earth Community. Heather Eaton, ed. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2014.

“The Influence of Confucianism on Thomas Berry’s Thought” in The Intellectual Journey of Thomas Berry: Imagining the Earth Community. Heather Eaton, ed. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2014.

“The Relevance of Chinese Neo-Confucianism for the Reverence of Nature.” reprinted in Callicott, Baird and James McRae, Environmental Philosophy in Asian Thought. Albany NY: SUNY, 2014.

“The Emerging Alliance of Religion and Ecology.” 2013 Wallace Stegner Lecture, Salt Lake City, UT: University of Utah Press, 2014. Co-Published with the Wallace Stegner Center and the Marriott Library Special Collections Department.

“Our Place in the Universe” in Resurgence & Ecologist. March/April 2014, No 283.

“The Next Transition: The Evolution of Humanity’s Role in the Universe” with Brian Swimme Solutions, July 2012

“Kaibara Ekken’s Precepts for Daily Life in Japan” in Finding Wisdom in Asian Classics. Wm.Theodore de Bary, ed. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011.

“Kaibara Ekken’s Record of Great Doubts” in Japanese Philosophy: A Sourcebook. James Heisig, Thomas Kasulis, John Maraldo, eds. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2011.

“Ecology and the Chinese Classics.” Cross-cultural Perspectives on East Asian Religious Traditions: A Dialogue (Contemporary Confucianism Series 25), ed. Huang Kuan-min and Chao Tung-ming. Taipei, Taiwan: Academia Sinica Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, 2010.

“Thomas Berry: Reflections on His Life and Thought”, with John Grim, Teilhard Studies, No. 61, Winter 2010.

“The Universe Story and Planetary Civilization,” with Brian Swimme, in Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril. Kathleen Dean Moore and Michael Nelson, eds. San Antonio: Trinity University Press, 2010.

“World Religions, the Earth Charter, and Sustainability” in Indian Journal of Ecocriticism. Tamil Nadu, India: Sarup and Sons, 2010. (Revised version of article previously published in Worldviews).

“The Emerging Alliance of Religion and Ecology” with John Grim, in Elena Lloyd-Sidle and Gray Henry-Blakemore Eds. Water: Its Spiritual Significance. Louisville, KY: Fons Vitae, 2009.

“Confucian Ethics” in The Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy. Baird Callicott and Robert 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. Jan Willen Kirpestein, Henk Maschot & Vanno Jobse, eds. Kampen: The Netherlands: Uitgeverij 2009.


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