Affinity Groups

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.

  1. Log into "My Account" with your ASBH Username and Password.
  2. On the left navigation, find "Affinity Groups" under "Membership and Participation."
  3. Choose any group(s) that interest you by selecting the boxes to the left of each listing.
  4. Click the "Save" button at the bottom.

Affinity Groups and Their Leaders

Animal Bioethics
Providenza Loera Rocco, JD HEC-C

Vasiliki Rahimzadeh, PhD

Baccalaureate Bioethics and Humanities Educators Affinity Group
Andrea L. Kalfoglou, PhD; Hajung Lee, PhD JD MBE

Artificial Intelligence and Bioethics
Kristin Kostick-Quenet, PhD 

Bioethics and Christian Theology
Kimbell Kornu, MD PhD HEC-C; Tyler Tate, MD

Cancer Ethics
Emily Hahn, MD

Clinical Ethics Consultation
Thomas V. Cunningham, PhD

Clinical Research Ethics Consultation
Jake Earl, PHD, HEC-C; Liza Dawson, PhD MA

Conflict Resolution and Bioethics
Bruce Tizes, MD, JD, MPH

Current and Former Clinical Ethics Fellows
Lexi White, HEC-C

Dental Ethics
Tom Holt, DDS, MS, HEC-C

Disability Ethics
Laura Guidry-Grimes, PhD, HEC-C; Kara Ayers, PhD

ELSI (Ethical, Legal and Social Implications)
Kadija Ferryman, PhD; Gabriel Lazaro-Munoz, JD, PhD

Environmental Bioethics 
Paul J. Cummins

Ethics and Humanities Educators in the Health Professions and Residency Training
Patrick D. Herron, DBe; Ruchika Mishra, PhD

Feminist Approaches to Bioethics
Georgina D. Campelia, PhD, HEC-C; Elizabeth Lanphier, PhD, MS, HEC-C

Health and Science Policy
Aaliyah Eaves, JD, PhD, HEC-C

History of Medical Ethics
Robert Baker, PhD

Holocaust Genocide Contemporary Bioethics 
Matthew K. Wynia, MD, MPH, FACP

Hospice & Palliative Care
Janice Firn, PhD, MSW, HEC-C; Carla Keirns, MD, PhD, HEC-C; Sirisha Perugu, MD, HEC-C

Islamic Ethics
Basel Tarab, MD MBe

Jewish Bioethics
Carol Gerson, MD

Brian Tuohy, PhD

LatinX Bioethics
Nicole Martinez-Martin, JD, PhD 

Law & Bioethics
Elizabeth Pike

Literature & Medicine
Constantine "Kosti" Psimopoulos; Angela Scott, MD, PhD

Medical Decision Making
Kimberly E. Sawyer, HEC-C

Military, Humanitarian and Disaster Medicine
James Giordano, PhD

Nada Gligorov, PhD

Lorri Birkholz, DNP, RN

Organizational Ethics
Emily H. Grime, MS, BS, HEC-C; David Meyers, MD MBE FACEP

Pediatric Ethics
Bryanna Moore, PhD, HEC-C

Pharmacy and Ethics
Caitlin Leach

Nir Ben-Moshe

Philosophy of Medicine
Bryan Cwik; Heidi Storl, PhD, MA, HEC-C

Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Brent Kious

Public Health
Karen M. Meagher, PhD

Race & Culture/Ethnicity
Jada Wiggleton-Little; Jennifer James, PhD MSW MS

Religion, Spirituality and Bioethics
Jeff S. Matsler

Benjamin J. Krohmal, JD HEC-C; Bethany Bruno, MD MA

Rural Bioethics
Stephanie Larson, PhD MA HEC-C

Sexuality & Gender Identity: LGBT and Queer Bioethics
Theodore Schall, MSW, MBE

Social Work
Sophia Fantus, PhD, MSW

Student Interest
Ariadne Nichol

Surgical Ethics
Sundeep Grandhe, MD, PHD, HEC-C; Sabha Ganai, MD, PhD, MPH

Visual Arts & Cultural Representations
Nancy Tilson-Mallett


Many affinity groups offer participation in ListServes in specialized areas. ASBH members may also participate in the ASBH ListServe 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.

Leaders can connect with ASBH Education and Operations Manager Lauren Winters at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions. Those interested in starting a new affinity group can reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request an application form and more information about the approval process.