Office of General Counsel, Partners HealthCare System
Joshua L. Abrams is a patient care, labor, employment, and litigation attorney in the Office of General Counsel at Partners HealthCare System, Inc. In this position, Mr. Abrams represents Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Newton Wellesley Hospital, North Shore Medical Center, and all other Partners health-care entities in proceedings before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, Federal District Court, and all Massachusetts courts, as well as in arbitrations.
Research Fellow in Global Health and Social Medicine (EXT)
Ghiath Alahmad, M.D., Ph.D. is a lecturer of bioethics at King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia). He received his MD from Damascus University (Syria), and graduated with an advance Master of Bioethics (Erasmus Mundus: KU Leuven, RU Nijmegen, Università degli Studi di Padova). He earned his PhD from KU Leuven (Belgium). His doctoral research project was “Ethics of research biobanks: Islamic perspectives. Ghiath is interested in research ethics and in bioethics in the Middle East context.
Corresponding Member of the Faculty of Global Health and Social Medicine
Marcia Angell, M. D., is a Corresponding Member of the Faculty of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Faculty Associate in the Center for Bioethics. She stepped down as Editor-in-Chief of the New England Journal of Medicine on June 30, 2000. A graduate of Boston University School of Medicine, she trained in both internal medicine and anatomic pathology. She joined the editorial staff of the New England Journal of Medicine in 1979, became Executive Editor in 1988, and Editor-in-Chief in 1999.
Mark focuses his practice in the area of research, advising clients throughout higher education and the health care industry, including pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, hospitals, and universities. He has extensive experience in legal issues related to research with humans and animals, stem cell and genetic research, research grants and contracts, research misconduct, and international research. Mark also frequently advises clients on clinical trials compliance, Medicare reimbursement, False Claims Act issues, and medical privacy.
J. Wesley Boyd, MD, PhD is on faculty at the Center for Bioethics and in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, is a staff psychiatrist at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), and is the co-founder and co-director of the Human Rights and Asylum Clinic at CHA. At Cambridge, he is a psychiatrist for one of the principle training and teaching teams and works closely with psychiatry residents and medical students, along with staff members and trainees in various other mental health disciplines. Dr. Boyd graduated with a BA cum laude from Yale in philosophy.
Lynne Brady Wagner, MA, CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist and is the Director of the Stroke Program and the Chair of the Ethics Advisory Committee at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. She earned a graduate certificate in Healthcare Ethics from Rush University Medical School and was a Disability Ethics Fellow at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago.