Stephen Latham

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Stephen R. Latham, JD, PhD, is Director of the Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics. He is co-editor of two books and author of over a hundred publications on bioethics and health law. He is a Contributing Editor for the Hastings Center Report, and has served in the past as Book Review Editor for the American Journal of Bioethics and as an Associate Editor for the Encyclopedia of Bioethics (4th ed.). Latham chairs Yale’s Human Subjects Committee (its social/behavioral IRB), vice-chairs three of its four medical IRBs, and co-chairs its Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee. Latham is a 2018-19 Whitney Humanities Center Fellow at Yale. He has previously been a graduate fellow of Harvard’s Safra Center on Ethics, a Research Fellow of the University of Edinburgh’s Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, a vice-chair of the ABA Health Law Section’s Interest Group on Medical Research, Biotechnology and Clinical Ethics, and a board member of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, from which he received a Distinguished Service Award. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, Latham was briefly a healthcare business and regulatory attorney before returning to graduate school to earn his doctorate in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from UC Berkeley. He served as secretary to the AMA’s Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs before entering academia full-time.