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

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

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

Clinical Ethics Consultation
Thomas V. Cunningham, PhD; Joyeeta G. Dastidar, HEC-C

Clinical Research Ethics Consultation
Donna T. Chen, MD MPH

Conflict Resolution and Bioethics

Current and Former Clinical Ethics Fellows 
Sarah Wieten, PhD HEC-C

Dental Ethics
David A. Anderson, DDS HEC-C

Disability Ethics
Christopher Ralston, PhD; Devan Stahl, PhD MDiv HEC-C

ELSI (Ethical, Legal and Social Implications)
Aaron Goldenberg, MPH PhD; Gabriel Lazaro-Munoz, JD PhD

Environmental Bioethics 
Cristina Richie, PhD

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
Susan Lederer, PhD; Kathleen E. Powderly, PhD CNM

Holocaust Genocide Contemporary Bioethics 
William Silvers, MD

Hospice & Palliative Care
Richard Butin, MD HEC-C FACP

Jewish Bioethics
Jonathan K. Crane, PhD

LatinX Bioethics
Joanne Suarez, MBE; 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 HEC-C; Angela Scott, MD PhD

Medical Decision Making
Elizabeth Nilson, MD MPH HEC-C; Kimberly Sawyer; Bjorg Thorsteinsdottir, MD

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

Nada Gligorov, PhD

Angela Knackstedt, BSN RN

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

Pediatric Ethics
Amy E. Brown, MD MS HEC-C; Ian D. Wolfe, PhD RN HEC-C

Pharmacy and Ethics
Amy Reese, PharmD MBE

Gerard Vong, PhD

Philosophy of Medicine
Allison M. McCarthy, PhD;Matthew Shea, PhD; Heidi Storl PhD MA HEC-C

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

Public Health
Karen M. Meagher, PhD

Race & Culture/Ethnicity
Faith E. Fletcher, PhD MA; Jennifer McCurdy, PhD BSN HEC-C

Religion, Spirituality and Bioethics
Jeff S. Matsler

Cristie Cole Horsburgh, JD; Lauren Flicker, JD MA

Rural Bioethics
Elizabeth Held Dobos HEC-C PA-C; Justin Hersom, LCSW

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

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

Student Interest
Bethany Bruno

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

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.