Carl Elliott MD PhD is Associate Professor in the Center for Bioethics at the
University of Minnesota. His background is in philosophy and medicine. His
research interests include ethical issues in pediatrics and psychiatry,
especially psychiatric enhancement. He also has a longstanding interest in the
relationship between ethics and culture, stemming from his academic work in
Scotland, New Zealand and South Africa. He is the author of The Rules of
Insanity: Moral Responsibility and Mental Illness (SUNY Press, 1996), and A Philosophical
Disease: Bioethics, Culture and Identity, (Routledge, 1998). Duke
University Press is publishing two forthcoming volumes edited by Elliott, one
focusing on connections between bioethics and the work of Wittgenstein, and the
second, edited with John Lantos, on the physician-novelist Walker Percy.
Francoise Baylis PhD is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Office
of Bioethics Education and Research at Dalhousie University. Her background is
in philosophy. She brings to the project special expertise in feminist theory,
cross-cultural ethics and pediatric ethics, the latter arising from her previous
work as a clinical ethicist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. She
is the editor of The Health Care Ethics Consultant (Humana Press, 1994).
Tod Chambers PhD is Assistant Professor in the Program in Medical Ethics and
Humanities at Northwestern University. His background is in comparative
religion and cultural studies, with a special emphasis on Thai Buddhism. He has
published extensively on the overlap between bioethics, literary theory and
cultural studies. He has a special interest in issues surrounding enhancement
technologies in imaginative literature and in concepts of health and illness
Alice Dreger, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Science and Technology Studies
at Lyman Briggs (a residential science undergraduate program in the College of
Natural Science) and Adjunct Faculty in the Center for Ethics and Humanities in
the Life Sciences at Michigan State University. Her background is in history
and philosophy of science, and her research has focused on the biomedicine's
treatment of people born with unusual anatomies. Her publications include
studies of intersexuality and conjoined twinning. She is author of Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex (May 1998, Harvard University Press).
PhD is Reader in the Biology of Ageing at the Department of Biology at
University College London. His background is in genetics, with special
expertise in the genetics and evolutionary biology of aging. His academic
interests include philosophical questions surrounding genetics and cognitive
enhancement. He was recently awarded a fellowship by the Royal Society (United
Kingdom) to continue his work on the genetics of aging using as a model the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans.
Kathleen Glass DCL is Assistant Professor in the Biomedical Ethics Unit at
McGill University and Clinical Ethicist at the Montreal Children's Hospital.
Her background is in law. She has served as Acting Director of the National
Council on Bioethics in Human Research and has held a career development award
frm the Canadian Genome Assessment and Technology Technology Program. She has
published widely on issues in genetics, pediatrics and clinical research.
Laurence Kirmayer MD is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry
at McGill University. His background is in
cultural psychiatry. He has published widely on issues
concerning culture and psychiatric diagnosis, depression and anxiety. He is
particularly interested in psychiatric and cognitive enhancement and questions
involving cross-cultural psychiatry.
Margaret Lock PhD is Professor in the Department of Social Studies of Medicine
and Anthropology at McGill University. Her background is in anthropology, and
she has worked extensively on issues in gender studies and aging, especially
issues surrounding cross-cultural conceptions of menopause. Her book Encounters
with Aging: Mythologies of Menopause in Japan and North America (1993) won the
Berkeley Award, the Canada-Japan Book Award, the Eileen Basker Prize of the
American Anthropological Association, and the Staley Prize of the School of American Research. Her geographical areas of expertise are
North America, Japan and East Africa. E-mail email@example.com
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