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Faculty Affiliate

Brendan Abel, JD is Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Counsel at the Massachusetts Medical Society, where he directs the state legislative affairs for the organization representing over 25,000 physicians in the Commonwealth. In spring 2018, Brendan will teach “Health Law, Policy, and Bioethics” in the HMS Master of Bioethics program. Prior to the Medical Society, he worked at Partners Healthcare, where he focused on legal and ethical issues in biomedical research, and was the health policy researcher at the New England Journal of Medicine.

Melissa Abraham
Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry

Melissa Abraham received a PhD in clinical psychology from Northwestern University Medical School. She completed her internship and postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, and further studied medical ethics and public health at Harvard. She is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and an associate psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Joshua Abrams, JD
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.

Marcia Angell, MD
Corresponding Member of the Faculty of Global Health and Social Medicine

Marcia Angell, MD, 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 Barnes

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.

Barbara Bierer
Professor of Medicine (Pediatrics)

Barbara Bierer is the program director of the Regulatory Foundations, Law and Ethics Program of the Harvard Catalyst, the Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Award. Dr.

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Wes Boyd, MD, PhD is on the faculty at the Center for Bioethics and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is a staff psychiatrist at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) and is the co-founder of the Human Rights and Asylum Clinic at CHA. Wes graduated with a BA cum laude from Yale in philosophy. He then attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he received an MA in philosophy, a Ph.D. in religion and culture, and a medical degree.

Lynne C. Brady Wagner, MA, CCC-SLP
Director, Stroke Rehabilitation Program

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.

Allan M. Brandt, PhD
Amalie Moses Kass Professor of the History of Medicine in the Department of Social Medicine (In the Faculty of Medicine)

Allan M. Brandt is the Amalie Moses Kass Professor of the History of Medicine and Professor of the History of Science.  He holds a joint appointment between the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Harvard Medical School.  Brandt served as Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences from 2008 to 2012.  He earned his undergraduate degree at Brandeis University and a Ph.D.

Anthony C. Breu, MD
Instructor in Medicine

Anthony Breu is Instructor in Medicine at the Harvard Medical School and Director of Resident Education at the VA Boston Healthcare System. Dr. Breu holds a BA in Bioethics from Brown University and an MD from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He completed residency in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, followed by a year as Chief Medical Resident. Dr. Breu is a practicing Hospitalist at the VA Boston Healthcare System.