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

Dental Ethics
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; Aaron Goldenberg, MPH, PhD

Environmental Bioethics 
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

Health and Science Policy
Kirstin RW Matthews, PhD

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

Hospice & Palliative Care
Richard Butin, MD

Jewish Bioethics
Jonathan K. Crane, PhD

LatinX Bioethics
Joanne Suarez; Carolyn Friedhoff; Gabriel Lazaro-Munoz, JD PhD

Law & Bioethics
Lynette Martins; Scott Schweikart, JD MBE

Literature & Medicine
Katherine Burke

Medical Decision Making
Elliot M. Weiss

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

Anna Wexler, PhD; Christian Carrozzo

Karla M. Fogel, PhD, RN

Organizational Ethics
Evan DeRenzo, PhD; Mary Rorty, PhD

Pediatric Ethics
Erin Paquette, MD JD MBe

Pharmacy and Ethics
Amy Reese, MA

Jeremy Garrett, PhD

Philosophy of Medicine
Jennifer Bulcock, PhD

Public Health
Rachel E. Fabi, PhD

Race & Culture/Ethnicity
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

Residency Interest Group
Marianne Burda, MA MD PhD; Eric Singer, MA MD

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
Tricia Griffin, MA

Surgical Ethics
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

Visual Arts & Cultural Representations
Steven Waldman, MD JD

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.