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Jonathan Moreno, Ph.D.

Dr. Moreno is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies, and serves on the Instituteís Board on Health Sciences Policy.  He is a member of the IOM committee on prison research and the Academiesí committee on biodefense analysis and countermeasures.  He was co-chair of the Committee on Guidelines for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research.  Moreno is also a member of the Council on Accreditation of the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, and a past president of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities.  He is a bioethics advisor for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a Faculty Affiliate of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University, and a Fellow of the Hastings Center and the New York Academy of Medicine.

His books include Is There an Ethicist in the House? (Indiana University Press, 2005); In the Wake of Terror: Medicine and Morality in a Time of Crisis, (MIT Press, 2003); Undue Risk: Secret State Experiments on Humans (Routledge, 2001); Ethical and Regulatory Aspects of Clinical Research (Johns Hopkins, 2003); Deciding Together: Bioethics and Moral Consensus (Oxford University Press, 1995); Ethics in Clinical Practice (Little, Brown and Co., 1994; Aspen Publishers, 2000); and Arguing Euthanasia (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, 1995).  His next book, Mind Wars: Brain Research and National Defense, will be published by the Dana Press in 2006.  Moreno has published more than 200 papers, reviews and book chapters, and is a member of several editorial boards.

Moreno is an ethics commentator for ABCNews.com and is a frequent guest on news and information programs, including ABC World News Tonight, The CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, NPRís All Things Considered and Science Friday, Marketplace, MSNBC News, CNN Crossfire, and The McLaughlin Group.  He is often quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, The Baltimore Sun, Newsday, Time, The New Yorker, and other national publications.

Moreno received his bachelorís degree from Hofstra University in 1973, with highest honors in philosophy and psychology. He was a University Fellow at Washington University in St. Louis, receiving his doctorate in philosophy in 1977, and he was a Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in cooperation with the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies. In 1998 he received an honorary doctorate from Hofstra.
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