Dr. Shoshanah Trachtenberg Frackman Faculty Scholar in Biomedical Ethics
Interests: Research involving human subjects, multinational research, ethics in reproductive health, ethical aspects of research and treatment of HIV/AIDS, human rights.
Dr. Macklin is an adviser to the World Health Organization and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), an elected member of the Institute of Medicine, and a member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Bioethics.
She is co-director of an NIH Fogarty International Center training program in research ethics. For a description of the program, click here: https://epi.aecom.yu.edu/web/research_details.aspx?id=1259
Current publications 2012
Ethics in Global Health: Research, Policy and Practice. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.
Ethics in HIV Prevention Research: Clarifying the Complexities. The American Journal of Bioethics 12(6): 31–34, 2012.
Ethical Challenges in HIV Microbicide Research: What Protections Do Women Need? IJFAB (International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics), 4:2 (2011).
Ruth Macklin and Ethan Cowan. Given Financial Constraints, It Would Be Unethical To Divert Antiretroviral Drugs From Treatment To Prevention. Health Affairs, 31:7 (2012): 1-7.
Ethan Cowan and Ruth Macklin. Unconsented HIV Testing in Cases of Occupational Exposure: Ethics, Law & Policy. Academic Emergency Medicine (in press).
A Global Ethics Approach to Vulnerability. IJFAB (International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics), in press.
Respect for Cultural Diversity and Pluralism. In: Henk A.M.J. ten Have and Bert Gordijn (eds). Compendium of Global Bioethics (Springer, in press).
Good in Theory. Can it work in Practice? American Journal of Bioethics (AJOB), in press.
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ABC.com interviews Dr. Ruth Macklin about the ethical and social consequences of NFL quarterback Peyton Manning’s decision to try an experimental stem cell treatment, not approved by the FDA, for a bulging disk in his neck.
PRI's The World interviews Ruth Macklin, Ph.D., about the ethics of offering a genetic test for Huntington's disease to study subjects who helped create the test.