Journal Articles

This page contains journal articles published by Center for Bioethics and Social Justice faculty and their collaborators over the last three years (2019-present). DOIs linked in each citation will open in a new window. For journal articles published prior to 2019, visit our blog, or visit our faculty webpages for selected publications and CVs.

Articles by Year


Pham MT, McCurdy J. Who’s Experience, Which Liability? The American Journal of Bioethics. January 2023;23(1):41-43. Epub January 3, 2023. DOI: 10.1080/15265161.2022.2146804.


Olomu A, Tikaria R, Kelly-Blake K, Hart-Davidson W, Wang L, Alroshood Z, Israel A, Holmes-Rovner M. Type 2 Diabetes Patient Activation and mHealth Interventions Decreased Cardiovascular Disease Risk. The American Journal of Managed Care. November 2022;28(11): e392-e398. DOI: 10.37765/ajmc.2022.89263.

Heung S, Phutane M, Azenkot S, Marathe M, Vashistha A. Nothing Micro About It: Examining Ableist Microaggressions on Social Media. ASSETS '22: Proceedings of the 24th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility. October 2022;Article No. 27:1-14. DOI: 10.1145/3517428.3544801.

Pham MT, Pouratian N, Feinsinger A. Engagement, Exploitation, and Human Intracranial Electrophysiology Research. Neuroethics. October 2022;15(3). Epub August 13, 2022. DOI: 10.1007/s12152-022-09502-1.

Lázaro-Muñoz G, Pham MT, Muñoz KA, Kostick-Quenet K, Sanchez CE, Torgerson L, et al. Post-trial access in implanted neural device research: Device maintenance, abandonment, and cost. Brain Stimulation. September 2022;15(5):1029-1036. Epub August 1, 2022. DOI: 10.1016/j.brs.2022.07.051.

Olomu A, Kelly-Blake K, Hart-Davidson W, Gardiner J, Luo Z, Heisler M, Holmes-Rovner M. Improving diabetic patients’ adherence to treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease (Office Guidelines Applied to Practice—IMPACT Study)—a cluster randomized controlled effectiveness trial. Trials. 2022;23, 659. Epub August 15, 2022. DOI: 10.1186/s13063-022-06581-6.

Fleck LM. Full Reciprocity: An Essential Element for a Fair Opt-Out Organ Transplantation Policy. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. July 2022;31(3):310-320. DOI: 10.1017/S0963180121001006.

Fleck LM, Ward A. Altruistic Organ Donation: On Giving a Kidney to a Stranger. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. July 2022;31(3):395-399. DOI: 10.1017/S0963180121001080.

Bogdan-Lovis E, Zhuang J, Goldbort J, Shareef S, Bresnahan M, Kelly-Blake, K, Elam K. Do Black birthing persons prefer a Black health care provider during birth? Race concordance in birth. Birth. 2022;00:1-9. Epub May 30, 2022. DOI: 10.1111/birt.12657.

Kursav MN, Hos R, Sweeder RD, Valles SA. Mind the Gap: Understanding the Disconnect Between Student Services Offered and Used. Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning. 2022;54(3):40-47. Epub May 5, 2022. DOI: 10.1080/00091383.2022.2054187.

Bogdan-Lovis E, Kelly-Blake K, Jiang W. “On the Shoulders of Giants: A Reckoning with Social Justice,” in A Critical Moment in Bioethics: Reckoning with Anti‐Black Racism through Intergenerational Dialogue, ed. Fletcher FE, Ray KS, Brown VA, Smith PT, special report, Hastings Center Report. March-April 2022;52(S1):S72-S78. DOI: 10.1002/hast.1377.

McCurdy J. “Colonial Geographies, Black Geographies, and Bioethics,” in A Critical Moment in Bioethics: Reckoning with Anti‐Black Racism through Intergenerational Dialogue, ed. Fletcher FE, Ray KS, Brown VA, Smith PT, special report, Hastings Center Report. March-April 2022;52(S1):S66-S68. DOI: 10.1002/hast.1375.

Montemayor J, Sarva H, Kelly-Blake K, Cabrera LY. Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease: Why Earlier Use Makes Shared Decision Making Important. Neuroethics. July 2022;15(2). Epub April 24, 2022. DOI: 10.1007/s12152-022-09496-w.

Valles SA. Philosophy of Population Health: Philosophy for a New Public Health Era by Sean Valles: Reply by the Author. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science. February 2022;91:322-323. DOI: 10.1016/j.shpsa.2021.12.006.

Fleck LM, Francis L. Should Whole Genome Sequencing be Publicly Funded for Everyone as a Matter of Healthcare Justice? Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. January 2022;31(1):5-15. DOI: 10.1017/S0963180121000426.

Fleck LM. Precision medicine and the fragmentation of solidarity (and justice). Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy. June 2022;25(2):191-206. Epub January 10, 2022. DOI:


Marathe M, Yi Y, Su CH, Chang TW, Marcu G. Tedious Versus Taxing: The Nature of Work in a Behavioral Health Context. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction. 5(CSCW2):302, 1-24. Epub October 18, 2021. DOI: 10.1145/3476043.

Valles SA. Race and Ethnicity Are Not Like Other Risk Factors: Applying Structural Competency and Epistemic Humility in the Covid-19 Pandemic. Philosophy of Medicine. 2(1). Epub June 30, 2021. DOI: 10.5195/philmed.2021.52.

Fleck LM. Alzheimer's and Aducanumab: Unjust Profits and False Hopes. Hastings Center Report. July-August 2021;51(4):9-11. Epub June 22, 2021. DOI:

Sweeder RD, Kursav MN, Valles SA. A Cohort Scholarship Program that Reduces Inequities in STEM Retention. Journal of STEM Education: Research and Innovation. January-March 2021;22(1):5-13.

Blacksher E, Valles SA. “White Privilege, White Poverty: Reckoning with Class and Race in America,” in Democracy in Crisis: Civic Learning and the Reconstruction of Common Purpose, ed. Gregory E. Kaebnick et al., special report, Hastings Center Report. January-February 2021;51(S1):S51-S57. DOI: 10.1002/hast.1230.

Marathe M, Toyama K. The Situated, Relational, and Evolving Nature of Epilepsy Diagnosis. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction. 4(CSCW3):217, 1-18. Epub January 5, 2021. DOI: 10.1145/3432916.


Adashi EY, Burgess MM, Burall S, Cohen IG, Fleck LM, Harris J, Holm S, Lafont C, Moreno JD, Neblo MA, Niemeyer SJ, Rowe EJ, Scheufele DA, Tetsa PF, Vayena E, Watermeyer RP, Fung A. Heritable Human Genome Editing: The Public Engagement Imperative. The CRISPR Journal. December 2020;3(6):434-439. DOI: 10.1089/crispr.2020.0049.

Valles SA. The predictable inequities of COVID-19 in the US: Fundamental causes and broken institutions. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal. September/December 2020;30(3-4):191-214. DOI: 10.1353/ken.2020.0012. [Special Double Issue on COVID-19]

Fleck LM. Some Lives Matter: The Dirty Little Secret of the U.S. Health Care System. Hastings Center Report. September-October 2020;50(5):3-4. Epub October 23, 2020.

Wang L, Pezeshkian K, Rayamajhi S, Herzallah K, Al-abcha A, Olomu A, Kelly-Blake K, Yu E, Wang DH. Relationship between blood pressure and kidney diseases in large randomized controlled trials: secondary analyses using SPRINT and ACCORD-BP trials. Journal of Human Hypertension. Epub October 22, 2020. DOI: 10.1038/s41371-020-00430-2.

Bresnahan M, Goldbort J, Zhuang J, Bogdan-Lovis E, Yan X. Promoting Sustained and Exclusive Breastfeeding among Chinese American Pregnant Women. Journal of Health Communication. Epub Sept 30, 2020. DOI: 10.1080/10810730.2020.1822471.

Goldbort J, Bresnahan M, Zhuang J, Bogdan-Lovis E, Park S. Breastfeeding but not Exclusively: Exploration of Chinese American Mothers’ Infant Feeding Practices. Journal of Human Lactation. Epub Sept 22, 2020. DOI: 10.1177/0890334420948451.

Bogdan-Lovis E. The Trip to the Dentist. Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics. Summer 2020;10(2):100-103. Epub Sept 2, 2020. DOI: 10.1353/nib.2020.0031.

Valles SA. The dynamics of public health responsibility: A commentary on “Public health and precarity” by Michael D. Doan and Ami Harbin. IJFAB: International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics. Fall 2020;13(2):135-140. Epub September 1, 2020. [Special Issue: Shaping a More Just Bioethics: A Celebration of the Work of Susan Sherwin]

Fleck LM. Commentary: Medical Ethics: A Distinctive Species of Ethics. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. July 2020;29(3):421-425. DOI: 10.1017/S0963180120000158.

Marathe M. Seizure aesthetics: Temporal regimes and medical technology in epilepsy diagnosis. Time & Society. May 2020;29(2):420-443. DOI: 10.1177/0961463X20908079.

Marathe M, Chandra P. Officers Never Type: Examining the Persistence of Paper in e-Governance. CHI '20: Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. April 2020:1-20. Epub April 23, 2020. DOI: 10.1145/3313831.3376216.

Fleck LM. Just caring: screening needs limits. Journal of Medical Ethics. April 2020;46(4):253-254. Epub October 29, 2019. DOI: 10.1136/medethics-2019-105884.

Cabrera LY, Kelly-Blake K, Sidiropoulos C. Perspectives on Deep Brain Stimulation and Its Earlier Use for Parkinson’s Disease: A Qualitative Study of US Patients. Brain Sciences. January 2020;10(1):34. DOI: 10.3390/brainsci10010034.