Teaching Ethics in Epidemiology and Public Health: A Bibliography

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

Annette MR, Goodmonson S. Are ethical topics in epidemiology included in the graduate epidemiology curricula? American Journal of Epidemiology 1995;142(12):1265-1268.

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

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

Coughlin SS. Model curricula in public health ethics. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 1996;12(4):247-251.

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. American Journal of 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; 2(2):109-124. DOI 10.1007/s40889-017-0038-y.

Goodman KW, 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.

Kessel AS. Public health ethics: teaching survey and critical review. Social Science & Medicine 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.

Thomas JC. Teaching ethics in schools of public health. Public Health Reports 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. 


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 December 2018.

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