These special interest groups are a great way to connect with other ASBH members who share your academic or clinical focus or practice in a similar setting.
ASBH affinity groups plan presentations and educational programs; develop position papers, guidelines, and practice standards; monitor and recommend responses to regulatory legislation and ethical issues; and review and recommend research priorities.
If you wish to participate in an Affinity Group, join ASBH now and then follow these steps to join as many affinity groups as you like.
- Log into "My Account" with your ASBH Username and Password.
- Click into "Profile & Demographics."
- Find "Affinity Group" and click the "Edit" button.
- Choose any affinity group that interests you. Note that the Start Date will auto-fill once you save your selection.
- Click the "Save" button and repeat steps 3 & 4 to join as many affinity groups as you wish.
Affinity Groups and Their Leaders
L. Syd Johnson, PhD; Tyler John
Bioethics and Christian Theology
Devan Stahl, PhD; Matthew Vest
Clinical Ethics Consultation
Jeffrey Spike, PhD
Clinical Research Ethics Consultation
Ben Wilfond, MD
Conflict Resolution and Bioethics
Stacy C. Smith, MLS BSN RN CHPPN
Laura Bishop, PhD
Disability & Rehabilitation Ethics
Teresa Blankmeyer Burke, PhD; April Dworetz, MD MPH
ELSI (Ethical, Legal and Social Implications)
Sandra Soo-Jin Lee, PhD; Eric Juengst, PhD
Jonathan Beever, PhD
Ethics and Humanities Educators in the Health Professions
Tom Harter, PhD; Marin Gillis, PhD LPh
Feminist Approaches to Bioethics
Lisa Campo-Engelstein, PhD; Barry DeCoster, PhD
History of Medical Ethics
Robert Baker, PhD; Susan Lederer, PhD
Hospice & Palliative Care
Richard Butin, MD
Jonathan K. Crane, PhD
Law & Bioethics
Valerie Gutmann Koch, JD; Nadia Sawicki, JD MBe
Literature & Medicine
Medical Decision Making
Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby, MA PhD; Peter Ubel, MD
Mental Health Ethics and Policy
Laura Specker Sullivan
Katherine DuBois, MSN RN-BC
Evan DeRenzo, PhD
Erin Paquette, MD JD MBe
Jeremy Garrett, PhD
Philosophy of Medicine
Abraham Schwab, PhD
Alison Bateman-House, MA MPH PhD
Race & Culture/Ethnicity
Anne R. Simpson, MD CMD; Faith E. Fletcher, PhD MA
Religion, Spirituality and Bioethics
Amy DeBaets, PhD; Hajung Lee, JD PhD(c)
Cristie Cole Horsburgh, JD; Lauren Flicker, JD MA
Lisa Chin, JD MA MPH BSc EDD
Residency Interest Group
Marianne Burda, MA MD PhD; Eric Singer, MA MD
Sally Bliss, RN MSB
Sexuality & Gender Identity: LGBT and Queer Bioethics
Lance Wahlert, PhD
Valerie B. Satkoske, PhD; Amy M. VanDyke, MSW LSW PhD
Scott B. Grant, MD MBe; Peter Angelos, MD PhD FACS; Christian J. Vercler, MD MA FACS; Andrew G. Shuman, MD; Kavita Shah Arora, MD MBe; Carrie Thiessen, MD PhD
Undergraduate Bioethics and Humanities Educators
Craig Klugman, PhD
Visual Arts & Cultural Representations
Therese Jones, PhD
Many affinity groups offer participation in list serves in specialized areas. ASBH members may also participate in the ASBH List Serve in which members share announcements of scholarly meetings and events of general interest to the field of bioethics and humanities. Refer to the benefits of ASBH membership for more information.