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Ruth Macklin ([email protected])

Dr Ruth Macklin is Distinguished University Professor Emerita (Bioethics) at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York. She received a BA with Distinction from Cornell University and an MA and PhD in Philosophy from Case Western Reserve University.

She has more than two hundred seventy publications in professional journals and scholarly books in bioethics, law, medicine, philosophy, and the social sciences, in addition to articles in magazines and newspapers for general audiences. She is author or editor of thirteen books, including Against Relativism (1999), Double Standards in Medical Research in Developing Countries (2004), and Ethics in Global Health: Research, Policy and Practice (2012).

Dr. Macklin is a past chair of the external ethics committee at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), served as chair of the Ethical Review Committee at UNAIDS, where she was also a member of the Global Reference Group on HIV/AIDS and Human Rights. She has been a consultant to the World Health Organization since 1989, having served on committees in the Department of Reproductive Health and Research and the HIV Vaccine program. From 2000 to 2016 she was Director of “A Training Program in Research Ethics in the Americas” funded by a grant from the Fogarty International Center of the NIH. In 2014 she received two prestigious awards: the Hastings Center’s Henry Beecher Award, and an award from the Global Forum on Bioethics in Research for contributions to progress in international research ethics.