Tom Tomlinson's recent projects include an examination of public attitudes toward protection of non-welfare interests in research uses of archived biological samples, and a critique of patients’ “right not to know” their terminal prognosis.
Other current research interests include enabling participants in clinical trials to compare the research intervention with the option of remaining in standard treatment; and the use of medical interventions to remedy the effects of social prejudice.
Stahl D, Tomlinson T. Is there a right not to know? Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology. 2017 May;14(5):259-260.
De Vries RG, Tomlinson T, Kim HM, Krenz C, Haggerty D, 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. 2016;11(7): e0159113. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0159113.
De Vries RG, Tomlinson T, Kim HM, Krenz CD, Ryan KA, Lehpamer N, Kim SY. The moral concerns of biobank donors: the effect of non-welfare interests on willingness to donate. Life Sciences, Society and Policy. 2016;12:3. doi: 10.1186/s40504-016-0036-4.
Tomlinson T. The Texas Advance Directives Act Is Not About Professional Integrity. American Journal of Bioethics. 2015;15(8):46-48.
Tomlinson T, De Vries R, Ryan K, Kim H, Lehpamer N, Kim SH. Moral Concerns and the Willingness to Donate to a Research Biobank. JAMA. 2015;313(4):417-419.
Tomlinson T. Methods in Medical Ethics: Critical Perspectives. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2012.
More Items on the Web
- Lungs for Sarah Murnaghan Raise Ethical Questions
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- Death the Leading Remedy for Alzheimer's
- Terminal Illness and the Right to Ignorance
- Humor in Medicine: Nasty, Dark, and Shades of Grey
- Why not more research into preventing cancer?
- Assisted Suicide's Moral Hostages
- Three Cheers for the DNR Tattoo
- Can Big Data and AI Improve End-of-Life Care?
- Podcast: Reflecting on Early Bioethics: Fleck and Tomlinson - Episode 9
- Podcast: Comparing Chinese and American Bioethics: Cheng and Tomlinson - Episode 4
- Podcast: The Patient Preference Predictor: Tomlinson and Stahl - Episode 1
- Webinar: Protection of Non-Welfare Interests in the Research Uses of Archived Biological Samples
Selected Achievements and Awards
Distinguished Faculty Award, College of Human Medicine, 2011.
Public Preferences for Addressing Donors' Moral Concerns about Biobank Research. 5R01 HG007172. 2013-17. National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH.
Ethics and Public Attitudes Toward the Research Uses of Archived Biological Specimens. R21 HG005756. 2010-12. National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH.
Training for Scholarship in Research Ethics. R25 TW007087. 2004-2008. Fogarty International Center, NIH.
Reviewer: Hastings Center Report, New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, Journal of Medical Humanities and Bioethics, Journal of Clinical Ethics, Journal of Medical Ethics, Temple University Press, C.V. Mosby Publishing, Oxford University Press, Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.
Past Treasurer, Association of Bioethics Program Directors.