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Ethics Subcommittee of the Advisory Committee to the Director, CDC

The Ethics Subcommittee was established to provide counsel to CDC on a broad range of public health ethics questions and issues arising from programs, scientists and practitioners, and to support CDC in the development of internal capacity to identify, analyze, and resolve ethical issues. The Ethics Subcommittee is composed of academic and professional ethicists from outside CDC.

Meeting Agendas and Minutes can be found on the following website:

Current Roster

John D. Arras, PhD
Porterfield Professor of Biomedical Ethics
Professor of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia
Term: 5/18/05 – 06/30/09

Ronald Bayer, PhD
Co-Director, Center for the History & Ethics of Public Health
Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health
Columbia University
New York, NY
Term: 7/1/08– 6/30/11

Vivian N. Berryhill (ACD Representative)
President and Founder
National Coalition of Pastor' Spouses (NCPS)
Memphis, Tennessee
Term: 1/22/08– 6/30/10

Vanessa Northington Gamble, MD, PhD
University Professor of Medical Humanities
The George Washington University
Washington, DC
Term: 5/7/06 - 06/30/09

Robert Hood, PhD
Ethics and Human Research Protections Program
Assistant Director, Office of Public Health Research
Florida Department of Health
Tallahassee, FL
Term: 7/1/08 – 6/30/12

Bruce Jennings, MA
Center for Humans and Nature
New York, New York
Term: 5/3/05 - 06/30/09

Nancy E. Kass, ScD
Deputy Director for Public Health, Berman Institute of Bioethics;
Phoebe R. Berman Professor of Bioethics and Public Health,
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Berman Institute of Bioethics;
Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore, MD 
Term: 7/1/08– 6/30/11

Kathy Kinlaw, MDiv
Associate Director and Program Director in Health Sciences Ethics
Center for Ethics
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia
Term: 5/3/05 - 06/30/09

Bernard Lo, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Program in Medical Ethics
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Term: 7/1/08 – 6/30/11

Leslie E. Wolf, JD, MPH (ACD Representative)
Associate Professor of Law
Center for Health, Law and Society
Georgia State University College of Law
Atlanta, GA
Term: 9/25/08 - 6/30/12


Page last reviewed: June 11, 2008
Page last modified: January 7, 2009
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