Journal Articles

This page contains journal articles published by Center for Bioethics and Social Justice faculty and their collaborators over the last three years (2018-present). DOIs linked in each citation will open in a new window. For journal articles published prior to 2018, visit our blog, or visit our faculty webpages for selected publications and CVs.

Articles by Year


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.


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.

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.


Bresnahan M, Zhuang J, Goldbort J, Bogdan-Lovis E, Park SY, Hitt R. Made to Feel Like Less of a Woman: The Experience of Stigma for Mothers Who Do Not Breastfeed. Breastfeeding Medicine. Epub December 20, 2019. DOI: 10.1089/bfm.2019.0171.

Valles SA, Piso Z, O’Rourke M. Coupled Ethical-Epistemic Analysis as a Tool for Environmental Science. Ethics, Policy & Environment. 22(3):267-286. Epub September 17, 2019. DOI: 10.1080/21550085.2019.1652288.

Fleck LM. Precision QALYs, Precisely Unjust. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. July 2019;28(3):439-449. DOI: 10.1017/S0963180119000367.

Jimbo M, Sen A, Plegue MA, Hawley S, Kelly-Blake K, Rapai M, Zhang M, Zhang Y, Xie X, Ruffin MT 4th. Interactivity in a Decision Aid: Findings From a Decision Aid to Technologically Enhance Shared Decision Making RCT. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. July 2019;57(1):77-86. DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2019.03.004.

Kaplan JM, Valles SA. Reflecting on what philosophy of epidemiology is and does, as the field comes into its own: Introduction to the Special Issue on Philosophy of Epidemiology. Synthese. May 2021;198:2383-2392. Epub May 17, 2019. DOI: 10.1007/s11229-019-02252-3.

Tomlinson T, De Vries RG. Human Biospecimens Come from People. Ethics & Human Research. March-April 2019;41(2):22-28. Epub March 20, 2019. DOI: 10.1002/eahr.500009.

Valles SA. A pluralistic and socially responsible philosophy of epidemiology field should actively engage with social determinants of health and health disparities. Synthese. May 2021;198:2589-2611. Epub March 5, 2019. DOI: 10.1007/s11229-019-02161-5.

Khan NNS, Kelly-Blake K, Luo Z, Olomu A. Sex Differences in Statin Prescribing in Diabetic and Heart Disease Patients in FQHCs: A Comparison of the ATPIII and 2013 ACC/AHA Cholesterol Guidelines. Health Services Research and Managerial Epidemiology. 2019;6. Epub March 5, 2019. DOI: 10.1177/2333392818825414.


Tomlinson T. Getting Off the Leash. American Journal of Bioethics. September 2018;18(9):48-49. PMID: 30235102. DOI: 10.1080/15265161.2018.1498938.

De Vries RG, Ryan KA, Gordon L, Krenz CD, Tomlinson T, Jewell S, Kim SYH. Biobanks and the Moral Concerns of Donors: A Democratic Deliberation. Qualitative Health Research. Available online August 10, 2018. PMID: 30095038. DOI: 10.1177/1049732318791826.

Fleck LM. Healthcare Priority-Setting: Chat-Ting Is Not Enough; Comment on “Swiss-CHAT: Citizens Discuss Priorities for Swiss Health Insurance Coverage”. International Journal of Health Policy and Management. October 2018;7(10):961-963. Available online July 28, 2018. PMID: 30316250. PMCID: PMC6186469. DOI: 10.15171/ijhpm.2018.66.

Zhuang J, Bresnahan M, Zhu Y, Yan X, Bogdan-Lovis E, Goldbort J, Haider S. The impact of coworker support and stigma on breastfeeding after returning to work. Journal of Applied Communication Research. 2018;46(4):491-508. Available online July 19, 2018. DOI: 10.1080/00909882.2018.1498981.

Kelly-Blake K, Garrison NA, Fletcher FE, Ajegba B, Smith N, Brafford M, Bogdan-Lovis E. Rationales for expanding minority physician representation in the workforce: a scoping review. Medical Education. September 2018;52(9):925-935. Available online June 22, 2018. PMID: 29932213. DOI: 10.1111/medu.13618.

Zhuang J, Bresnahan MJ, Yan X, Zhu Y, Goldbort J, Bogdan-Lovis E. Keep Doing the Good Work: Impact of Coworker and Community Support on Continuation of Breastfeeding. Health Communication. Available online May 17, 2018. PMID: 29771151. DOI: 10.1080/10410236.2018.1476802.

Wadland W, Thompson M, Mulder D, Tomlinson T, Roskos S, Foglio J, Molidor J, Osuch J. Reframing Professionalism: The Virtuous Professional. MedEdPublish. April 2018;7(2):6. DOI: 10.15694/mep.2018.0000074.1.

Fleck LM. Controlling Healthcare Costs: Just Cost Effectiveness or “Just” Cost Effectiveness? Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. April 2018;27(2):271-283. Available online March 6, 2018. PMID: 29509125. DOI: 10.1017/S0963180117000603.

Tomlinson T, De Vries RG, Kim HM, Gordon L, Ryan KA, Krenz CD, Jewell S, Kim SYH. Effect of deliberation on the public’s attitudes toward consent policies for biobank research. European Journal of Human Genetics. February 2018;26(2):176-185. Available online January 18, 2018. PMID: 29348694. PMCID: PMC5838972. DOI: 10.1038/s41431-017-0063-5.

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. PMID: 29214960. DOI: 10.1017/S0963180117000391.