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.
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.
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.
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.