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Benjamin E. Berkman is a faculty member in the NIH Department of Bioethics and has a joint appointment with the National Human Genome Research Institute. He coauthored Research Ethics Consultation (Oxford University Press, 2012).

Sonya Charles is an associate professor who teaches bioethics and feminist philosophy at Cleveland State University. She recently contributed a chapter on the midwifery model and medical intervention to the anthology Coming to Life (Fordham University Press, forthcoming).

Andrew Courtwright is a clinical fellow in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital with research interests in intensive care unit triage and hospital ethics committee composition.

Greer Donley is currently a law student at the University of Michigan School of Law. She was a fellow in the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health from 2009–2011, where she worked on issues in health policy and genetics.

April R. Dworetz is a neonatologist and assistant professor of pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine. Her research interests include the impact of physicians’ and parents’ attitudes about disability on neonatal end-of-life care decisions.

James Dwyer is a faculty member in the Department of Bioethics and Humanities at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. Last school year, he had a Fulbright grant that allowed him to teach bioethics in Taiwan and attend a conference in Japan.

Kenzo Hamano teaches philosophy at Kwansei Gakuin University in Nishinomiya, Japan. His written work deals with a variety of issues in bioethics, political philosophy, and philosophy of mind.

Michael Hauskeller is an associate professor of philosophy in the Department of Sociology and Philosophy at the University of Exeter, U.K. He specializes in moral philosophy. His new book, What is Enhancement? (Acumen) will appear in 2012.

Sara Chandros Hull is a faculty member in the NIH Department of Bioethics and directs the National Human Genome Research Institute's Bioethics Core at the National Institutes of Health. She coauthored Research Ethics Consultation (Oxford University Press, 2012).

William J. Peace is an independent scholar. His research interests include disability rights, bioethics, body art and modification, and the history of anthropology.

Sean Philpott is director of research ethics for the Bioethics Program of Union Graduate College and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where he develops and teaches courses in research ethics. He also coordinates Union Graduate College's Fogarty-funded Advanced Certificate Program in Research Ethics for Central and Eastern Europe.

Peter H. Schwartz is a faculty investigator at the Indiana University Center for Bioethics, assistant professor of medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, and assistant professor of philosophy at Indiana University – Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI). His research focuses on the evaluation and disclosure of risk information in screening and prevention.

Hsuan Hui Wei is a research assistant in the Department of Social Medicine at National Taiwan University. She is involved with projects that address issues about justice in the health care system. Her approach draws on ethics, psychology, literature, and cultural studies.

Submission Guidelines

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The Hastings Center Report welcomes manuscript submissions. Prospective contributions may take many forms: articles that explore philosophical and ethical issues in medicine, health care, technology, medical research, the use of human subjects, and the environment; reports or reviews of empirical studies that implicate relevant philosophical and ethical questions; short, provocative essays; case studies (which may be accompanied by commentary on the case); personal narratives about receiving or providing health care; and brief commentary on relevant events in the news.

Most articles and empirical reviews accepted for publication are no longer than 6,000 words, and short essays no longer than 2,400 words. Shorter work is encouraged. For case studies, descriptions should be about 400 words, and commentaries should be no more than 650 words. Brief commentary should be no more than 800 words.

All feature articles, all reports and reviews of empirical work, and many short essays are reviewed blind. Authors’ names and identifying information should appear only on a separate cover page. In matters of grammar and usage, the Report refers to the Chicago Manual of Style, although for purposes of review, submissions need not conform to Chicago. Authors’ instructions for formatting endnotes are available at

The Report requires authors to disclose all financial relationships that might have biased their judgment, including:

  • sources of funding for the item submitted; and
  • financial or other significant relationships (including, for example, consulting, speakers’ fees, membership on corporate advisory committees, and expert legal testimony) of the author and the author's immediate family in the last five years with companies, trade associations, unions, litigants, or groups that may gain or lose financially from the conclusions the author presents.

Please complete a Conflict of Interest form for each author when submitting. This form is available at To facilitate review, please submit electronic copies in *.rtf format to