Conference Speakers

Prof. Robert Bullard

Robert Bullard, PhD, is the Edmund Asa Ware Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University. He is the author of fourteen books that address sustainable development, environmental racism, urban land use, industrial facility siting, community reinvestment, housing, transportation, climate justice, emergency response, smart growth, and regional equity. He has been described as the "father of environmental justice."

Arthur Caplan

Arthur L. Caplan, PhD, is the Emanuel and Robert Hart Professor Bioethics, Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and the Director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania. He has served on a number of national and international committees including as the Chair National Cancer Institute Biobanking Ethics Working Group and the ethics committee of the American Society of Gene Therapy.

R. Alta Charo

R. Alta Charo, JD, is the Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law & Bioethics, University of Wisconsin Law School. Charo serves on several expert advisory boards of organizations with an interest in stem cell research, including CuresNow, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the International Society for Stem Cell Research and WiCell, as well as on the advisory board to the Wisconsin Stem Cell Research Program.

Ellen Wright Clayton

Ellen Clayton, MD, JD, is the Rosalind E. Franklin Professor of Genetics and Health Policy; Professor of Law; Professor of Pediatrics; and Co-Director, Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt University. She advises the National Human Genome Research Institute as well as other federal and international bodies on an array of topics ranging from children's health to the ethical conduct of research involving human subjects.

Cary Coglianese

Cary Coglianese, JD, PhD, MPP, is the Associate Dean; Edward B. Shils Professor of Law; Professor of Political Science and Director of the Penn Program on Regulation at the University of Pennsylvania.

Glenn Cohen

Glenn Cohen, JD, is an Assistant Professor and former Academic Fellow at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School.

Holly Doremus

Holly Doremus, JD, PhD, is a Professor of Law at the University of California, Davis and a Member Scholar of the Center for Progressive Reform. She has written extensively about environmental and natural resources law and policy, with particular emphasis on biodiversity conservation and on the interplay of science and policy.

Apostolos Georgopolous

Apostolos P. Georgopoulos, MD, PhD, is a Professor of Neuroscience and Professor of Neurology at the University of Minnesota.

Lawrence O. Gostin

Lawrence O. Gostin, an internationally acclaimed scholar, is Associate Dean (Research and Academic Programs) and the Linda D. and Timothy J. O'Neill Professor of Global Health Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he directs the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Dean Gostin is also Professor of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University and Director of the Center for Law & the Public's Health at Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities-a Collaborating Center of the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dean Gostin is Visiting Professor of Public Health (Faculty of Medical Sciences) and Research Fellow (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies) at Oxford University. He is the Health Law and Ethics Editor, Contributing Writer, and Columnist for the Journal of the American Medical Association. In 2007, the Director General of the World Health Organization appointed Dean Gostin to the International Health Regulations (IHR) Roster of Experts and the Expert Advisory Panel on Mental Health.

Judy Illes

Judy Illes, PhD, is a Professor of Neurology and Canada Research Chair in Neuroethics, National Core for Neuroethics at the University of British Columbia. She helped build the research enterprise in imaging sciences in the Department of Radiology at Stanford University. She co-founded the Stanford Brain Research Center (now the Neuroscience Institute at Stanford), and served as its first Executive Director between 1998 and 2001.

Isaac Kohane

Isaac (Zak) Kohane, MD, PhD, is the director of the Children's Hospital Informatics Program and is the Henderson Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Health Sciences and Technology at Harvard Medical School (HMS). He is also co-director of the HMS Center for Biomedical Informatics and Director of the HMS Countway Library of Medicine. Dr. Kohane leads multiple collaborations at Harvard Medical School and its hospital affiliates in the use of genomics and computer science to study cancer and the development of the brain (with emphasis on autism). He has developed several computer systems to allow multiple hospital systems to be used as "living laboratories" to study the genetic basis of disease while preserving patient privacy.

Jennifer Kuzma

Jennifer Kuzma, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Center for Science, Technology, and Public Policy at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota. Her current research interests include agrifood nanotechnology risk analysis and regulatory policy, and developing methods for integrated assessment of oversight models for bio and nanotechnology. She also participates on an interdisciplinary team studying full-cost accounting for renewable energy systems.

Gary Marchant

Gary Marchant, JD, MPP, PhD, is a Professor of Law and Executive Director & Faculty Fellow in the Center for the Study of Law, Science, & Technology, and Lincoln Professor of Emerging Technologies, Law & Ethics at Arizona State University.

Jonathan D Moreno, Ph.D.

Jonathan D. Moreno, PhD, is the David and Lyn Silfen University Professor and Professor of Medical Ethics and of History and Sociology of Science at Penn. He holds a joint appointment in HSS (School of Arts and Sciences) and in medical ethics in the School of Medicine. Moreno is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC and a Visiting Professor of Biomedical Ethics at the University of Virginia. He is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies and has been a member of numerous National Academies committees. He co-chaired the Committee on Guidelines for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research. He has served as a senior staff member for two presidential advisory committees and has given invited testimony for both houses of congress. He is an advisor to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and GlaxoSmithKline. He is also a Faculty Affiliate of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University, and a Fellow of the Hastings Center and the New York Academy of Medicine.

Stephen Morse

Stephen J. Morse, PhD, JD, is the Ferdinand Wakeman Hubbell Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology and Law in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is an expert in criminal and mental health law whose work emphasizes individual responsibility in criminal and civil law and the relation of the behavioral and neurosciences to responsibility and social control.

Alan Packer

Alan Packer, PhD, is the Senior Editor at Nature Genetics. His graduate and post-doctoral research was in genetics.

E. Thomas Sullivan

E. Thomas Sullivan, JD, is the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at the University of Minnesota.

Deborah Swackamer

Deborah Swackhamer, PhD, is a Professor of Environmental Chemistry in the Division of Environmental health Sciences in the School of Public Health and Co-Director of the Water Resources Center at the University of Minnesota.

Susan Wolf

Susan M. Wolf, JD, is the McKnight Presidential Professor of Law, Medicine & Public Policy; Faegre & Benson Professor of Medicine; Faculty Member in the Center for Bioethics; Director of the Joint Degree Program in Law, Health & the Life Sciences; and Chair of the Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences at the University of Minnesota.