Selected Publications

The following is a selection of publications by our Center affiliates.

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Stephen R. Latham



Healthcare Ethics Committees and the Law, in D.M. Hester and T. Schonfeld, eds., Guidance for Healthcare Ethics Committees (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012). Revised edition, forthcoming 2020.
Electronic Alerts for Acute Kidney Injury Amelioration (ELAIA-1): A Completely Electronic, Multi-Center, Randomized Controlled Trial: Design and Rationale. (M. Mutter, M. Martin, Y. Yamamoto, A. Biswas, B. Etropolski, H. Feldman, A. Garg, N. Gourlie, S.R. Latham, H. Lin, P. Palevsky, C. Parikh, E. Moreira, U. Ugwuowo, F.P. Wilson), forthcoming in BMJ Open (2019).
Restoration of brain circulation and cellular functions hours postmortem. (Z. Vrselja, S.G. Daniele, J. Silbereis, F. Talpo, Y.M. Morozov, A.M. Sousa, B.S. Tanaka, M. Skarica, M. Pletikos, N. Kaur, Z.W. Zhuang, Z. Liu, R. Alkawadri, A.J. Sinusas, S.R. Latham, S.G. Waxman, N. Sestan) 568 Nature 336–43 (April 18, 2019).
From Interest to Applause to Despair (open peer commentary), 18 American Journal of Bioethics 12:15-17 (2018).
Work Requirements That Don’t Work, 48 Hastings Center Report 6:5-6 (Nov/Dec 2018).
Asymmetrical Intuitions (open peer commentary), 18 American Journal of Bioethics 11:54-55 (2018).
Human-Monkey Chimeras for Modeling Human Disease: Opportunities and Challenges (A. De Los Angeles, I. Hyun, S.R. Latham, J.D. Elsworth and D.E. Redmond Jr.), 27 Stem Cells and Development 23:1599-1604 (Nov. 29, 2018).
Identification of Patients Expected to Benefit from Electronic Alerts for Acute Kidney Injury (A. Biswas, C.R. Parikh, H.I. Feldman, A.X. Garg, S.R. Latham, H. Lin, P.M. Palevsky, U. Ugwuowo and F.P. Wilson), 13 Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 6:842-49 (June 7, 2018).
Debating Medical Utility, Not Futility: Ethical Dilemmas in Treating Critically Ill People Who Use Injection Drugs (S. Baldassarri, I. Lee, S.R. Latham and G. D’Onofrio), 46 Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 2:241-51 (June 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, (V.A. Marks, S.R. Latham and S.P. Kishore), 83 Annals of Global Health 3-4 (May-August 2017), pp. 637-40.
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).
Political Theory, Values and Public Health, 9 Public Health Ethics 2:139-149 (2016).
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).

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


Mary Evelyn Tucker


Senior Lecturer & Senior Research Scholar in Religion and Ecology

Environmental Ethicist-in-Residence



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


John Grim


Senior Lecturer & Senior Research Scholar in Religion and Ecology

Environmental Ethicist-in-Residence



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

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).


Lori Bruce
Associate Director


Administration Provides New HCP Protections: Permits Healthcare Providers to Discriminate;” (blog of The American Journal of Bioethics), January 20, 2018.
"Unmet Needs, Unwanted Persons: A Call for Expansion of Safe Haven Laws." Hastings Center Report 46, no. 5 (2016): 7-8.
"The #10YearChallenge: Harmless Fun or Cause for Concern?" (blog of The American Journal of Bioethics), February 11, 2019.
Invasive Pediatric Procedures by Physicians-in-Training:  Recommendations on Consent and Oversight by a Community Bioethics Forum;” presented to Yale Pediatrics Department, April 22, 2015.
Brain Death: Frequently Asked Questions for the General Public;” Neurocritical Care Society, October, 2014.


Mark Mercurio
Associate Director, Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics
Director, Pediatric Ethics Program, Yale School of Medicine



Hurst, A, Vergales, BD, Paget-Brown, A, Mercurio, MR, Lantos, JD. Ethics Rounds: tough decisions for premature triplets. Pediatrics 2016 Feb;137(2):1-5
Mercurio, MR. Pediatric obstetrical ethics: Medical decision-making by, with, and for pregnant early adolescents. Semin Perinatol. 2016 Feb 22. pii: S0146-0005(15)00205-0. doi: 10.1053/j.semperi.2015.12.013. [Epub ahead of print]
Murray, P., Esserman, D., Mercurio, MR. In What Circumstances Will a Neonatologist Decide a Patient is Not a Resuscitation Candidate? Journal of Medical Ethics 2016 Mar 17. pii: medethics-2015-102941. doi: 10.1136/medethics-2015-102941. Epub ahead of print
Mercurio MR, Murray PD, Gross I. Unilateral pediatric "Do not attempt resuscitation" orders: the pros, the cons, and a proposed approach. Pediatrics. 2014 Feb;133 Suppl 1:S37-43.  


Lydia Dugdale
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine



Therapeutic dying. The Hastings Center Report 2014, 44:5-6. 2014
Medicine's metaphysics. The Hastings Center Report 2013, 43:7-8. 2013
A thousand little deaths. The Hastings Center Report 2011, 41:10. 2011
Making sense of the Roman Catholic directive to extend life indefinitely. The Hastings Center Report 2011, 41:28-9. 2011 with Ridenour AA.
The fighter. Journal Of General Internal Medicine 2011, 26:99-100. 2011
The art of dying well. The Hastings Center Report 2010, 40:22-4. 2010
Do religious physicians disproportionately care for the underserved? Annals Of Family Medicine 2007, 5:353-60. 2007 with Curlin FA, Lantos JD, Chin MH. 
Re-Enchanting Medicine. JAMA Internal Medicine 2017, 177:1075-1076. 2017