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
L. Syd Johnson, PhD; Tyler John

Baccalaureate Bioethics and Humanities Educators Affinity Group
Elizabeth Reis

Bioethics and Christian Theology
Devan Stahl, PhD; Matthew Vest

Clinical Ethics Consultation
Jeffrey Spike, PhD

Clinical Research Ethics Consultation
Kathryn Porter, JD, MPH

Conflict Resolution and Bioethics
Stacy C. Smith, MLS BSN RN CHPPN

Current and Former Clinical Ethics Fellows 
Sarah Wieten, PhD

Dental Ethics
Laura Bishop, PhD

Disability Ethics
Teresa Blankmeyer Burke, PhD; April Dworetz, MD MPH

ELSI (Ethical, Legal and Social Implications)
Sandra Soo-Jin Lee, PhD; Aaron Goldenberg, MPH, PhD

Environmental Bioethics 
Cristina Richie, PhD

Ethics and Humanities Educators in the Health Professions and Residency Training
Tom Harter, PhD; Marin Gillis, PhD LPh

Feminist Approaches to Bioethics
Lisa Campo-Engelstein, PhD; Barry DeCoster, PhD

Health and Science Policy
Kirstin RW Matthews, PhD

History of Medical Ethics
Robert Baker, PhD; Susan Lederer, PhD

Holocaust Genocide Contemporary Bioethics 
William Silvers, MD

Hospice & Palliative Care
Richard Butin, MD

Jewish Bioethics
Jonathan K. Crane, PhD

LatinX Bioethics
Joanne Suarez; Katrina Munoz, MBE; Gabriel Lazaro-Munoz, JD PhD; Casey Rojas, JD

Law & Bioethics
Lynette Martins; Scott Schweikart, JD MBE

Literature & Medicine
Jamie C. Watson, PhD MA; Angela Scott, MD PhD

Medical Decision Making
Elliot M. Weiss

Military, Humanitarian and Disaster Medicine
Sheena M. Eagan, PhD MPH

Anna Wexler, PhD; Christian Carrozzo, MA

Angela Knackstedt, BC, BSN, RN

Organizational Ethics
Melissa Bottrell, MPH, PHD; Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH, FACP

Pediatric Ethics
Erin Paquette, MD JD MBe

Pharmacy and Ethics
Amy Reese, MA

Jeremy Garrett, PhD

Philosophy of Medicine
Heidi Storl

Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Laura Guidry-Grimes, PhD; Harold Braswell, PhD

Public Health
Rachel E. Fabi, PhD

Race & Culture/Ethnicity
Faith E. Fletcher, PhD MA; Jennifer McCurdy, PhD RN MH

Religion, Spirituality and Bioethics
Amy DeBaets, PhD; Hajung Lee, JD PhD(c)

Cristie Cole Horsburgh, JD; Lauren Flicker, JD MA

Rural Bioethics
Jacob Dahlke

Sexuality & Gender Identity: LGBT and Queer Bioethics
Lance Wahlert, PhD

Social Work
Valerie B. Satkoske, PhD; Amy M. VanDyke, MSW LSW PhD

Student Interest
Leah Lomotey-Nakon

Surgical Ethics
Andrew G. Shuman, MD; Carrie Thiessen, MD PhD

Visual Arts & Cultural Representations
Nancy Tilson-Mallett

List Serves

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.