Ben Bronner is a graduate student in the philosophy department at Rutgers University. His main interests are in applied ethics, especially biomedical ethics and the ethics of war. He has also published on issues in the philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, and epistemology.
Govert den Hartogh is emeritus Professor of moral philosophy at the University of Amsterdam. He has published widely on issues in moral, political and legal philosophy (Mutual Expectations: a Conventionalist Theory of Law 2004), and more recently in bioethics, in particular on organ donation and end-of-life issues.
Bertha Alvarez Manninen, PhD, received her doctorate in philosophy from Purdue University in 2006. She is currently an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Arizona State University in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies. Her main areas of teaching and research interests are applied ethics, normative ethics, philosophy of religion, and social/political philosophy.
Harald Schmidt, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, and a Research Associate at the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, both at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. His research interests are centered around personal responsibility for health, public health ethics, and fairness in resource allocation. From 2002–2009 he served as an Assistant Director of the UK’s Nuffield Council on Bioethics in London.
Jason L. Schwartz, PhD, MBE, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Yale School of Public Health and the Section of the History of Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine. His research interests include vaccination programs and policy, decision-making in biomedical regulation, and the structure and function of expert advice to government. He served as a staff member for the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.
Thomas S. Huddle, MD, PhD, is Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine in the UAB School of Medicine in Birmingham, AL. He trained in medicine and the history of medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At present he teaches medical history and health policy in UAB’s preclinical program and internal medicine and medical ethics in UAB’s internal medicine residency program. He writes about medical education, medical professionalism and medical ethics. [End Page vi]