Center for Ethics and Humanities
in the Life Sciences

College of Human Medicine



Journal Articles

Edited Works

Bogdan-Lovis EA, De Vries C, De Vries RG. (Guest Editors). Special Issue on Place of Birth. The Journal of Clinical Ethics. Fall 2013;24(3).

Journal Articles


Fleck LM, Murphy TF. First Come, First Served in the Intensive Care Unit: Always? Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. January 2018;27(1):52-61.


Cabrera LY, Bittlinger M, Lou H, Müller S, Illes J. The re-emergence of psychiatric neurosurgery: insights from a cross-national study of newspaper and magazine coverage. Acta Neurochirurgica. Available online December 21, 2017.

Eijkholt M, Jankowski J, Fisher M. Screen Shots: When Patients and Families Publish Negative Health Care Narratives Online. Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics. Winter 2017;7(3):245-254.

Cabrera LY, Illes J. Balancing ethics and care in disorders of consciousness The Lancet Neurology. Available online November 15, 2017.

Shinall MC Jr, Stahl D, Bibler TM. Addressing a Patient's Hope for a Miracle. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. Available online October 10, 2017.

Cabrera LY. Pesticides: A Case Domain for Environmental Neuroethics. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. October 2017;26(4) (Clinical Neuroethics):602-615.

Fleck LM. Despairing about Health Disparities. Hastings Center Report. September/October 2017;47(5):43-44.

Shriver AJ, Cabrera LY, Illes J. Environmental Neuroethics: Bridging Environmental Ethics and Mental Health. American Journal of Bioethics. Available online August 22 2017;17(9):26-27.

Stahl D, Cabrera L, Gibb T. Should DBS for Psychiatric Disorders be Considered a Form of Psychosurgery? Ethical and Legal Considerations. Science and Engineering Ethics. Available online June 26 2017:1-24.

Cabrera LY, McKenzie R, Bluhm R. Beyond the Technology: Attribution and Agency in Treatments for Mental Disorders. AJOB Neuroscience. June 2017;8(2):92-94.

Fleck LM. Just caring: Do we need philosophical foundations? Ethics, Medicine and Public Health. Available online June 9 2017. April-June 2017;3(2):221-232.

Vega IE, Cabrera LY, Wygant CM, Velez-Ortiz D, Counts SE. Alzheimer’s Disease in the Latino Community: Intersection of Genetics and Social Determinants of Health. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. Available online May 17 2017. June 2017;58(4):979-992.

Eijkholt M, Cabrera LY, Ramirez-Zamora A, Pilitsis JG. Shaking Up the Debate: Ensuring the Ethical Use of DBS Intervention Criteria for Mid-Stage Parkinson's Patients. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface. Available online May 11 2017. July 2017;20(5):411-416.

Stahl D, Tomlinson T. Is there a right not to know? Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology. Available online April 4 2017. May 2017;14(5):259-260.

Stahl D. Building Better Humans? Refocusing the Debate on Transhumanism. NanoEthics. 2017:1-4. Available online March 10 2017.

Cabrera LY. Reframing human enhancement: a population health perspective. Frontiers in Sociology. March 2017;2(4).

Jimbo M, Sen A, Plegue MA, Hawley ST, Kelly-Blake K, Rapai M, Zhang M, Zhang Y, Ruffin MT 4th. Correlates of Patient Intent and Preference on Colorectal Cancer Screening. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Available online Feb 3 2017. April 2017;52(4):443-450.

Fleck LM, Danis M. How Should Therapeutic Decisions about Expensive Drugs Be Made in Imperfect Environments? AMA Journal of Ethics. February 2017;19(2):147-156.

Dailey M, Geary SP, Merrill S, Eijkholt M. Enabling Donation after Cardiac Death in the Emergency Department: Overcoming Clinical, Legal, and Ethical Concerns. Journal of Emergency Medicine. Available online Jan 19 2017. April 2017;52(4):588-592.


Tomlinson T. Competence in Plain English. Hastings Center Report. Nov 22 2016;46(6):Inside back cover.

Cabrera LY. Is External Pressure Really the Key Objection Against Neurosurgery for Imprisoned Psychopaths? AJOB Neuroscience. Oct 3 2016;7(3):173-175.

Stahl D, Stahl DG. Caretaking through Art: A Sibling Story. Journal of Medical Humanities. Available online Oct 1 2016. March 2017;38(1):77-78.

Cabrera LY, Reiner PB. A Novel Sequential Mixed-method Technique for Contrastive Analysis of Unscripted Qualitative Data: Contrastive Quantitized Content Analysis. Sociological Methods & Research. August 4 2016:1-17. Epub ahead of print.

Olomu A, Hart-Davidson W, Luo Z, Kelly-Blake K, Holmes-Rovner M. Implementing shared decision making in federally qualified health centers, a quasi-experimental design study: the Office-Guidelines Applied to Practice (Office-GAP) program. BMC Health Services Research. August 2 2016;16.

Fletcher F, Ingram LA, Kerr J, Buchberg M, Bogdan-Lovis L, Philpott-Jones S. ‘‘She Told Them, Oh That Bitch Got AIDS’’: Experiences of Multilevel HIV/AIDS-Related Stigma Among African American Women Living with HIV/AIDS in the South. AIDS Patient Care and STDs. July 2016;30(7):349-356.

Fleck LM. Choosing Wisely: Is Parsimonious Care Just Rationing? Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. July 2016;25(3):366-376.

De Vries RG, Tomlinson T, Kim HM, Krenz C, Haggerty D, Ryan KA, et al. Understanding the Public’s Reservations about Broad Consent and Study-By-Study Consent for Donations to a Biobank: Results of a National Survey. PLoS ONE. July 14 2016; 11(7): doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0159113

Engel-Glatter S, Cabrera LY, Marzouki Y, Elger BS. Teaching bioethics to a large number of biology and pharma students: Lessons learned. Ethics & Behavior. Epub Jun 7 2016. January 2018; 28(1):70-90. DOI:10.1080/10508422.2016.1196361

Fleck LM. Just Rationing in the ICU: What Benefits Count? APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Medicine. Spring 2016;15(2):6-10.

Xu J, Janisse J, Ruterbusch JJ, Ager J, Liu J, Holmes-Rovner M, Schwartz KL. Patients’ Survival Expectations With and Without Their Chosen Treatment for Prostate Cancer. Annals of Family Medicine. May/June 2016;14(3):208-214.

Cabrera LY. Inductive Risks, Inferences, and the Role of Values in Disorders of Consciousness. AJOB Neuroscience. 2016;7(1):57-59. Epub April 4 2016.

Stahl D, Stahl DG. Seeing illness in art and medicine: a patient and printmaker collaboration. Medical Humanities. Mar 21 2016. Epub ahead of print.

De Vries RG, Tomlinson T, Kim HM, et al. The moral concerns of biobank donors: the effect of non-welfare interests on willingness to donate. Life Sciences, Society and Policy. March 11 2016;12(3).

Cabrera L, Tesluk J, Chakraborti M, Matthews R, Illes J. Brain matters: from environmental ethics to environmental neuroethics. Environmental Health. Feb 15 2016;15(20).

Fleck L. Critical Care Limits: What Is the Right Balance? American Journal of Bioethics. Jan 2016;16(1):48-50.


Cabrera L, Elger B. Memory Interventions in the Criminal Justice System: Some Practical Ethical Considerations. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry. Dec 2015;12(4):1-9.

Cabrera LY, Beattie BL, Dwosh E, Illes J. Converging approaches to understanding early onset familial Alzheimer disease: A First Nation study. SAGE Open Medicine. Dec 2015;3.

Stahl D. Moral Evaluations of Genetic Technologies: The Need for Catholic Social Doctrine. National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly. Autumn 2015;15(3):477-489.

Kelly-Blake K, Olomu A, Dwamena F, Dontje K, Henry R, Rovner D, Rothert ML, Holmes-Rovner M. Development of a communication skills based workshop for Shared Decision-Making (SDM). European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare. Dec 2015;3(4):529-542.

Holmes-Rovner M, Montgomery JS, Rovner DR, Scherer L, Whitfield J, Kahn VC, Merkle EC, Ubel PA, Fagerlin A. Informed Decision Making: Assessment of the Quality of Physician Communication About Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment. Medical Decision Making. Epub Aug 24 2015.

Cabrera L, Fitz N, Reiner P.B. Reasons for comfort and discomfort with pharmacological enhancement of cognitive, affective, and social domain. Neuroethics. Aug 2015;8(2):93-106.

Tomlinson T. The Texas Advance Directives Act Is Not About Professional Integrity. American Journal of Bioethics. August 2015;15(8):46-48. Epub July 30 2015.

Stahl D. A Christian Ontology of Genetic Disease and Disorder. Journal of Disability and Religion. Jun 2015;19(2):119-145.

Cabrera L, Engel S. Human-animal chimera: a neuro driven discussion?: comparison of three leading European research countries. Science and Engineering Ethics. Jun 2015;21(3):595-617.

Fleck L. Rationing in the ICU: First-Come, First-Served? APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Medicine. June 2015;14(2):31-35.

Fleck L. JUST Rationing or just Rationing: THE Challenge of Health Reform. Jurisprudence: An International Journal of Legal and Political Thought. 2015;6(1):131-37.

White BD, Eijkholt M. Physician Charity Care in America: Almost Always an Illusion, Ever More Commercial. Laws [Special Issue: Bioethics, Law and Human Rights: Global Intersections]. 2015;4(2):201-215.

Cabrera L, Reiner P. Understanding public (mis)understanding of tDCS for enhancement. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience. Apr 2015;9(30).

Fleck L. Just Solidarity: The Key to Fair Health Care Rationing. Diametros. 2015;43(March 2015):44-54.

Tomlinson T, De Vries R, Ryan K, Kim HM, Lehpamer N, Kim SYH. Moral Concerns and the Willingness to Donate to a Research Biobank. Journal of the American Medical Association. January 27 2015;313(4):417-419.


Cabrera L, Fitz N, Reiner P.B. Empirical Support for the Moral Salience of the Therapy-Enhancement Distinction in the Debate Over Cognitive, Affective and Social Enhancement. Neuroethics. Oct 2014:1-14.

Stahl D. In Defense of Paul Tillich: Toward a Liberal Protestant Bioethics. Christian Bioethics. Aug 2014;20(2):260-271.

Cabrera L. Visioneering and the active role of engagement and assessment. Nanoethics. Aug 2014;8(2):201-206.

Fleck L. Just Caring: Do the Indolent, the Inebriated and the Irresponsible Deserve Equal Access to Needed Health Care? Indiana Health Law Review. July 2014;11(2):553-587.

Tomlinson T, Kaplowitz SA, Faulkner M. Do People Care What’s Done with Their Biobanked Samples? IRB: Ethics & Human Research. July 2014;36(4):8-15.

Kelly-Blake K, Clark S, Dontje K, Olomu A, Henry RC, Rovner DR, Rothert ML, Holmes-Rovner, M. Refining a brief decision aid in stable CAD: cognitive interviews. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. ePub Feb 2014;14(10).

Bogdan-Lovis EA, De Vries RG. The Baddest Births in Town. Atrium. Winter 2014;12(Bad Girls):3-5.

Fleck L. Just caring: Assessing the ethical and economic costs of personalized medicine. Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations. Feb 2014;32(2):202-206.

Fleck L. Personalized medicine: An introduction to the ethical challenges. Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations. Feb 2014;32(2):186.

Cabrera L, Evans E, Hamilton R. Ethics of the electrified mind: Defining issues and perspectives on the principled use of brain stimulation in research and clinical care. Brain Topography. Jan 2014;27(1):33-45.