Teaching Ethics in Epidemiology and Public Health: A Bibliography

Agee B, Gimbel RW. Assessing the legal and ethical preparedness of master of public healthgraduates. Am J Public Health. 2009;99(8):1505-1509.

Annette MR, Goodmonson S. Are ethical topics in epidemiology included in the graduateepidemiology curricula? Am J Epidemiol. 1995;142(12):1265-1268.

Anomaly, Jonny Collective Action and Individual Choice: Rethinking How we Regulate Narcotics and Antibiotics. Journal of Medical Ethics. 2013; 39: 752-756

Anomaly, Jonny Combating Resistance: The Case for a Global Antibiotics Treaty. Public Health Ethics. 2010; 3(1): 13-22.

Bluestone NR. Teaching of ethics in schools of public health. Am J Public Health.1976;66(5):478-479.

Buchanan, Allen Better than Human: The Promise and Perils of Enhancing Ourselves. Oxford University Press; 2011.

Callahan D, Jennings B. Ethics and public health: forging a strong relationship. Am J Public Health. 2002;92(2):169-176.

Coughlin SS. Ethics in Epidemiology and Public Health Practice: Collected Works. Columbus, GA: Quill Publications; 1997:193-217.

Coughlin SS, Etheredge GD. On the need for ethics curricula in epidemiology. Epidemiology. 1995;6(5):566-567.

Coughlin SS, Katz WH, Mattison DR. Ethics instruction at schools of public health in the United States. Am J Public Health. 1999;89(5):768-770.

Doudenkova V, Bélisle-Pipon J-C, Ringuette L, Ravitsky V, Williams-Jones B. Ethics education in public health: where are we now and where are we going? International Journal of Ethics Education 2017; 23 March; published online DOI 10.1007/s40889-017-0038-y.

Douglas,Thomas, Devolder,Katrien. Procreative altruism: Beyond Individualism in Reproductive Selection. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. 2013; 38: 400–419.

Flanigan, Jessica. Public Bioethics. Public Health Ethics. 2013; 6(2): 170-184.

Flanigan, Jessica. A Defense of Compulsory Vaccination. HEC Forum. 2014; 26: 5-25

Flanigan, Jessica. Three Arguments Against Prescription Requirements. Journal of Medical Ethics. 2012; 38, 579-586.

Goodman K, Prineas R. Towards an ethics curriculum in epidemiology. In: Coughlin SS, Beauchamp TL, eds. Ethics & Epidemiology. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2009:290-304.

Jennings B, Kahn J, Mastroianni A, Parker LS, eds. Ethics and public health: model curriculum. 2003. Available at https://s3.amazonaws.com/aspph-wp-production/app/uploads/2014/02/EthicsCurriculum.pdf. Accessed April 29, 2018.

Kessel AS. Public health ethics: teaching survey and critical review. Soc Sci Med. 2003;56(7):1439-1445.

Klugman C. A tale of two fields: public health ethics. Monash Bioethics Review. 2008;27(1-2):56-64.

Lee LM, Wright B, Semaan S. Expected ethical competencies of public health professionals and graduate curricula in accredited schools of public health in North America. American Journal of Public Health 2013;103(5):938-942. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2012.300680. Epub 2012 Sep 20.

Savulescu, Julian and Kahane,Guy. The Moral Obligation to Produce Children with the Best Chance of the Best Life. Bioethics. 2009; 23(5): 274-290.

Selgelid,Michael. Ethics and Drug Resistance. Bioethics. 2007; 21(4): 218-229.

Sorrell,Tom. Parental Choice and Expert Knowledge in the Debate about MMR and Autism in M Vereweij and A Dawsion, eds. Ethics, Prevention, and Public Health. Oxford, 2007; 95-110.

Sparrow, Robert. In Vitro Eugenics. Journal of Medical Ethics. 2014; 40: 725-731.

Thomas JC. Teaching ethics in schools of public health. Public Health Rep. 2003;118(3):279-286.

Thomas JC. Skills for the ethical practice of public health. Public Health Leadership Society. 2004. Available at: http://phls.org/CMSuploads/Skills-for-the-Ethical-Practice-of-Public-Health-68547.pdf. Accessed June 4, 2013.


The initial version of this bibliography was prepared in November 2011 by Midian Ambo, a graduate student in the University of Miami’s Department of Public Health Sciences, with support from the American College of Epidemiology. See also the webpage for ACE's Ethics Committee.

Updated April 2017.

Please send additions and comments to ethics@miami.edu.