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Public Health and Policy

Public Health Genomics

Completed Projects

  • Bioethics Program in Predictive Health Ethics Research. Funder:  Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, PI: Eric M. Meslin, Co-Investigators: Peter H. Schwartz, Kimberly Quaid

Publications

  • Burke W, Burton H, Hall AE, Karmali M, Khoury MJ, Knoppers B, Meslin EM, Stanley F, Wright CF, Zimmern RL; Ickworth Group. Extending the reach of public health genomics: what should be the agenda for public health in an era of genome-based and “personalized” medicine? Genet Med. 2010 Dec;12(12):785-91. PubMed PMID: 21189494.
  • Evans JP, Meslin EM, Marteau TM, Caulfield T. Genomics. Deflating the genomic bubble. Science. 2011 Feb 18;331(6019):861-2. PubMed PMID: 21330519.
  • Goodman KW and Meslin EM, Ethics, Information Technology, and Public Health: Duties and Challenges in Computational Epidemiology In. JA Magnusen, Paul  C. Fu Jr. Eds. Public Health Informatics and Information Systems. New York: Springer, 2014: 191-209.
  • Caulfield T, McGuire AL, Cho M, Buchanan J, Burgess MM, Danilczyk U, Diaz CM,, Fryer-Edwards K, Green SK, Hodosh MA, Juengst ET, Kaye J, Kedes L , Knoppers BM, Lemmens T,  McInnes RR, Meslin EM, Murphy JA,  Nussbaum RL, Otlowski M, Pullman D, Ray PN, Sugarman J, Timmons M . Research Ethics Recommendations for Whole Genome Research: Consensus Statement. PLoS Biol,  6 (March, 2008); 6(3):e73. doi:101371/journal.pbio.0060073
  • Kaye J, Meslin EM, Knoppers BK, Juengst ET,  Deschênes M, Cambon-Thomsen A, Chalmers DC, Vries J,  Edwards E, Hoppe N, Kent A, Adebamowo C, Marshall P, Kato K.  ELSI 2.0: A New International Collaboratory for Genomics and Society Research. Science  2012; 36:673-4

Stem Cells

Publications

  • Cornetta K, Meslin EM. Ethical and scientific issues in gene therapy and stem cell research. In Chadwick R, ten Have H, Meslin EM, Editors. The SAGE handbook of health care ethics. London: Sage Publications, 2011. P. 356-67.
  • Meslin EM. Of Clones, Stem Cells, and Children: Issues and Challenges in Human Research Ethics. Journal of Women’s Health & Gender Based Medicine 2000; 9: 831-841.
  • Meslin EM and Martin, SE. From Stem to Stern: A Brief Review of Ethical Issues in the Stem Cell Debate. Neo Reviews 2003 4;7: e187-e19

Study Reports

  • Indiana University Center for Bioethics Stem Cell Study Group. Diverse perspectives: considerations about embryonic stem cell research. Indiana University Center for Bioethics. October, 2002. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/636
  • Broxmeyer H, Meslin EM. Report of the Indiana University School of Medicine Task Force on Establishing an Adult Stem Cell Research Center. Final report; Appendix. Indiana University Center for Bioethics. November, 2005. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/482

Science Policy and Governance

Publications

  • Meslin EM, Blasimme A, Cambon-Thomsen A, Mapping the Science Policy ‘Valley of Death’ Clinical and Translational Medicine. 2013, 2:14. DOI: 10.1186/10.1186/2001-1326-2-14
  • Psaty BM, Meslin EM, Breckenridge A. A Lifecycle Approach to the Evaluation of FDA Approval Methods and Actions: Opportunities Provided by a New IOM Report, JAMA 2012;307;23: 2491-2
  • Meslin EM, Cho MK, Research Ethics in the Era of Personalized Medicine: Updating Science’s Contract with Society  Public Health Genomics2010;13:378-384 (DOI: 10.1159/000319473)
  • Kaye J, Meslin EM, Knoppers BK, Juengst ET,  Deschênes M, Cambon-Thomsen A, Chalmers DC, Vries J,  Edwards E, Hoppe N, Kent A, Adebamowo C, Marshall P, Kato K.  ELSI 2.0: A New International Collaboratory for Genomics and Society Research. Science  2012; 36:673-4

Study Reports

  • Meslin EM, Alyea JM, Helft PR. Pandemic influenza preparedness: ethical issues and recommendations to the Indiana State Department of Health. Indianapolis: Indiana University Center for Bioethics. August, 2008. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/1912
  • Gaffney M, Carr KA. Report from the pandemic influenza project: expert panel meetings. Indiana University Center for Bioethics. August, 2008. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/1676
  • The 2008 Summit of the States. Confronting the ethics of pandemic influenza planning: communiqué from the 2008 Summit of the States. Indianapolis, Indiana. July 14-15, 2008. Indiana University Center for Bioethics. July, 2008.http://hdl.handle.net/1805/1911
  • Meslin EM, Alyea JM, Helft PR. Pandemic flu preparedness: ethical issues and recommendations to the Indiana State Department of Health. Indianapolis: Indiana University Center for Bioethics. August, 2007.http://hdl.handle.net/1805/1910

Public Health and Personal Choice

Completed Projects

  • Giving Patients Quantitative Information about the Risks of Colorectal Cancer and the Benefits of Screening: A Randomized Trial of a Computer-based Presentation.( PI: Peter H. Schwartz)

Presentations

  • Schwartz, PH, Impact of quantitative information and a nudge on attitudes toward colorectal cancer screening, Society for Medical Decision Making, Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON, October 25, 2010
  • Schwartz, PH, Ethical defense of a nudge towards Fecal Occult Blood Testing for colorectal cancer screening,  as part of panel on Ethics and Behavioral Economics in Medicine, Society for Medical Decision Making, Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, October 24, 2011.
  • Schwartz, PH, Is it ethical to choose for patients?  ‘Nudges’ in research and practice,” Dialogues in Research Ethics Seminar, University of Miami Ethics Programs, Miami, FL, February 27, 2012

Publications

  • Schwartz PH. Decision and discovery in defining ‘disease.’  In: H. Kincaid and J. McKitrick, eds. Establishing Medical Reality:  Essays in the Metaphysics and Epistemology of Biomedical Science, Dordrecht:  Springer, 2007.  pp. 47-64.
  • Schwartz PH. Defining dysfunction:  Natural selection, design, and drawing a line.  Philosophy of Science 2007; 74(7): 364-385.
  • Schwartz PH. Risk and disease. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 2008; 51(3):  320–34.
  • Schwartz, PH, Child safety, absolute risk, and the prevention paradox” Hastings Center Report, 2012:42(4):20-23. Epub 102 Apr 25. PMID:  22777975.
  • Schwartz PH.  Small tumors as risk factors not disease.  In Philosophy of Science Supplement (Proceedings of the 2012 Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Assocation:  Part II:  Symposia Papers). (In press)

 

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