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James E. Sabin, MD
Professor of Population Medicine, Part-time

James Sabin is Clinical Professor in the Departments of Population Medicine and Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Ethics Program, a nationally recognized, highly innovative organizational ethics program. His major research interests are in the clinical and theoretical aspects of fair resource allocation, the role of consumers in overseeing health policy and practice, and the ways in which organizations can best deal with the ethical dimensions of their work.

Nicholas Sadovnikoff, MD
Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia

Dr. Sadovnikoff received his MD from Brown University in 1984.  He is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesiology, and is a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine.  He joined the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine in 1998 and since 2002 has served as Co-Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Units.  He is the founder and Program Director of the Anesthesiology Critical Care fellowship there.

Faculty Affiliate

Ameet Sarpatwari is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, an Associate Epidemiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Assistant Director of the Program On Regulation, Therapeutics, And Law (PORTAL) within the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics. His research draws upon his interdisciplinary training as an epidemiologist and lawyer and focuses on the effects of laws and regulations on therapeutic development, approval, use, and related public health outcomes. 

Salla Saxén

Salla Saxén, MSSc is a social psychology PhD student from the University of Eastern Finland, preparing a dissertation on the everyday ethical understandings of Finnish healthcare professionals. An important feature of her dissertation is to reflect the ethical landscape of Finnish healthcare professionals against the backdrop of the bioethical clinical consultation profession in the United States.

Sadath A. Sayeed, MD, JD
Assistant Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine

Dr. Sayeed completed his undergraduate degree in government at Dartmouth College in 1990, his law degree at the University of Michigan in 1993, and his medical degree at the University of Iowa in 2000. He completed his internship and residency in pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, and remained there for a fellowship in perinatal-neonatal medicine. From 2005 to 2006 he was a clinical instructor at UCSF in the Department of Pediatrics and an adjunct lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.

Allison Scobie-Carroll, LICSW, MBA

Allison Scobie-Carroll, LICSW, MBA is the Director of Social Work at Boston Children’s Hospital where she provides clinical and administrative leadership to a team of 150 clinical social workers and 30 graduate and post graduate trainees serving in medical, psychiatric and community based settings throughout the enterprise. Prior to moving into her current role in 2012, Ms. Scobie-Carroll served as the Program Director of the Child Protection Program at Boston Children’s for nearly a decade.

J Bradley Segal is a medical student at Harvard Medical School. He grew up in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego where he received his BA in Philosophy and BS in Physiology/Neuroscience. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with department, college, and university honors. In 2013, Brad matriculated as an MD candidate at Harvard Medical School. There he later also enrolled in a Master of Bioethics degree program, which he completed during the 2016–2017 academic year.

Research Fellow

Shirley Shalev, MA, PhD is affiliated with the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School, while conducting her academic work at the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine. She also serves as Chair of the Curriculum Committee for the Women, Gender and Health Concentration at Harvard Chan School of Public Health. Her body of work focuses on medical technology, reproductive ethics and women’s health at the intersection of bioethics, science, and society – particularly in the fields of reproductive technology and applied genetics.

Instructor in Psychiatry, Part-time
Patrick T. Smith
Associate Research Professor of Theological Ethics and Bioethics; Senior Fellow, Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University

Patrick T. Smith holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in philosophy from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. He has specific interests in the areas of moral philosophy, philosophical and theological bioethics, end-of-life medical ethics, and hospice palliative care.