In 1973 the American Psychiatric Association (APA) established the Goldwater Rule, which states "it is unethical for a psychiatrist to offer a professional opinion unless he or she has conducted an examination and has been granted proper authorization for such a statement."

Digital health encompasses a wide range of novel digital technologies related to health and medicine.

Join Dr. Robert Troug for a conversation with Elisabeth Reis, author of Bodies in Doubt: An American history of intersex

Traumatic Brain Injury

Join us for a special bioethics public forum on Thursday, February 22 at 12:30 p.m. with Dr.Joseph Fins on "Covert Consciousness and Civil Rights: Rethinking Old Presumptions about Brain Injury."

Jahi McMath Brain Death

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

MCPHS University
Stoklosa Hall

Friday, January 26, 2018

Clinical Trials

Feb. 9, 2018: Health Policy and Bioethics Consortium
12:30 - 2 p.m.


Spencer Hey, Alex John London, and Charles Weijer argue that there is no better framework for justifying patient participation in research. But Annette Rid and Franklin Miller say that it is a mistake to require clinical research ethics to align with the norms of clinical practice.

Center Director Robert Truog in the Harvard Health Policy Review on