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Jason.Robert@asu.edu

Center Dir (ACD) & Asc Profsr
Lincoln Center Applied Ethics
Faculty w/Admin Appointment
Mail Code: 4503

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Bio

Professor Robert holds the Lincoln Chair in Ethics and is Director of the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics at Arizona State University. He is also Dean's Distinguished Professor in the Life Sciences. He is extensively published in bioethics and the philosophy of biology, and his research currently focuses on how scientists try to justify controversial research. In addition to his scholarly work, Professor Robert serves as Director of the Arizona Bioethics Network, a community of practice of those involved in clinical ethics consultation throughout the State. In 2008, ASU President Crow selected Robert as one of a handful of Promotion and Tenure "Exemplars" who exhibit the characteristics of excellent scholarship, teaching, and service that represent the New American University.

Research Interests

Bioethics, philosophy of biology, philosophy of medicine, philosophy of science, science policy, public health policy, health public policy

Courses

Spring 2015

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BIO 516 Foundations of Bioethics
BIO 598 Special Topics
LAW 791 Seminar

Fall 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
AEP 590 Reading and Conference
HON 484 Internship

Summer 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
AEP 590 Reading and Conference
AEP 592 Research
AEP 593 Applied Project

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
AEP 584 Internship
AEP 590 Reading and Conference
AEP 592 Research
AEP 593 Applied Project
BIO 394 Special Topics
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
BIO 496 Undergraduate Thesis
BIO 499 Individualized Instruction
BIO 590 Reading and Conference
HPS 394 Special Topics

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
AEP 501 Foundations of Ethics
AEP 590 Reading and Conference
AEP 592 Research
AEP 593 Applied Project
BIO 394 Special Topics
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
BIO 516 Foundations of Bioethics
HPS 394 Special Topics
HPS 495 Undergraduate Research

Summer 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
AEP 592 Research
AEP 593 Applied Project

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
AEP 584 Internship
AEP 590 Reading and Conference
AEP 592 Research
AEP 593 Applied Project
BIO 312 Bioethics
BIO 394 Special Topics
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
BIO 516 Foundations of Bioethics
BIO 590 Reading and Conference
BIO 591 Seminar
BIO 598 Special Topics
BIO 611 Topics Resp Conduct Research
HON 394 Special Topics
HPS 394 Special Topics
HPS 591 Seminar
PHI 320 Bioethics
PHI 394 Special Topics

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
AEP 590 Reading and Conference
AEP 592 Research
AEP 593 Applied Project
BIO 394 Special Topics
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
BIO 499 Individualized Instruction
BIO 590 Reading and Conference
BIO 591 Seminar
HPS 394 Special Topics
HPS 591 Seminar
PHI 591 Seminar

Summer 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
AEP 590 Reading and Conference
AEP 592 Research
AEP 593 Applied Project

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
AEP 501 Foundations of Ethics
AEP 584 Internship
AEP 592 Research
AEP 593 Applied Project
BIO 312 Bioethics
BIO 394 Special Topics
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
BIO 516 Foundations of Bioethics
HON 394 Special Topics
HPS 394 Special Topics
PHI 320 Bioethics
PHI 394 Special Topics

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
AEP 501 Foundations of Ethics I
AEP 590 Reading and Conference
AEP 592 Research
AEP 593 Applied Project
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
BIO 493 Honors Thesis

Summer 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
AEP 590 Reading and Conference
AEP 592 Research
AEP 593 Applied Project
BIO 312 Bioethics
PHI 320 Bioethics

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
AEP 584 Internship
AEP 593 Applied Project
AEP 598 Special Topics
BIO 312 Bioethics
BIO 394 Special Topics
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
BIO 499 Individualized Instruction
BIO 516 Foundations of Bioethics
BIO 598 Special Topics
HON 394 Special Topics
LAW 791 Seminar
PHI 320 Bioethics
PHI 394 Special Topics

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
AEP 590 Reading and Conference
AEP 592 Research
AEP 593 Applied Project
BIO 394 Special Topics
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
BIO 494 Special Topics
BIO 499 Individualized Instruction
BIO 590 Reading and Conference
BIO 598 Special Topics
HPS 394 Special Topics
HPS 598 Special Topics
HPS 610 HPS Lab

Summer 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
AEP 590 Reading and Conference
AEP 592 Research
AEP 593 Applied Project

Publications and Other Intellectual ContributionsGoogle Scholar

  1. Baylis, F, Robert, Jason. Gene Therapy. Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics. MacMillan Reference USA (2014).

  2. Caselli RJ, Langbaum J, Marchant GE, Lindor RA, Hunt KS, Henslin BR, Dueck AC, Robert JS. Public Perceptions of Presymptomatic Testing for Alzheimer’s Disease. Mayo Clinic Proceedings (2014).

  3. Book chapter: Preuss TM, Robert JS. Animal models of the human brain: Repairing the paradigm. The Cognitive Neurosciences V. MIT Press (2014).

  4. Haimes E, Skene L, Ballantyne AJ, Caulfield T, Goldstein LS, Hyun I, Kimmelman J, Robert JS, Roxland BE, Scott, CT, Solbakk JH, Sugarman J, Taylor PL, Testa G.. Position Statement on the Provision and Procurement of Human Eggs for Stem Cell Research. Cell Stem Cell (2013).

  5. Robert JS. Stem Cell Research Oversight: Personal Reflections and Public Reasoning. The American Journal of Bioethics (2013).

  6. Hurlbut JB, Robert JS. Good governance connects science and society. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (2012).

  7. Hurlbut JB, Robert JS. Stem cells, science, and public reasoning. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (2012).

  8. Kato K, Kimmelman J, Robert J, Sipp D, Sugarman J.. Ethical and Policy Issues in the Clinical Translation of Stem Cells: Report of a Focus Session at the ISSCR 10th Annual Meeting. Cell Stem Cell (2012).

  9. Edited book: Sean A Hays, Ira Bennett, Clark A Miller, Jason Scott Robert. Yearbook of Nanotechnology in Society: Nanotechnology, the Brain, and the Future. Springer (2012).

  10. Carvalho TB, Rady MY, Verheijde JL, Robert JS. Continuous deep sedation in end-of-life care: Disentangling palliation from physician-assisted death. The American Journal of Bioethics (2011).

  11. Kirk S, Robert JS. Clinical ethics vignettes. ASU, Arizona Bioethics Network (2011).

  12. Gary Marchant, Jason Scott Robert. Genetic Testing for Autism Predisposition: Ethical, Legal and Social Challenges. The Houston Journal of Health Law and Policy (2010).

  13. Review of: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (Film). Journal of Research Administration (2010).

  14. Marchant GE, Robert JS. Genetic Testing for Autism Predisposition: Ethical, Legal and Social Challenges. The Houston Journal of Health Law and Policy (2009).

  15. Miller FA, Robert JS, Hayeems RZ. Questioning the Consensus: Managing Carrier Status Results Generated by Newborn Screening. American Journal of Public Health (2009).

  16. Robert JS. Toward a Better Bioethics. Science and Engineering Ethics (2009).

  17. Review of: Biology Under the Influence. BioScience (2009).

  18. Review of: Building Genetic Medicine. Metascience (2009).

  19. Book chapter: Maienschein J, Robert JS. What Is An Embryo and How Do We Know?. The Healthy Embryo. Cambridge University Press (2009).

  20. Robert JS, Baylis F. Genetic Engineering: Public Health and Ethics. International Encyclopedia of Public Health. Elsevier (2008).

  21. Fiona Miller, Mita Giacomini, Jason Robert, Robert Christensen. Duty to Disclose What? Querying the Putative Obligation to Return Research Results to Participants. Journal of Medical Ethics (2008).

  22. Jason Robert. Taking Old Ideas Seriously: Evolution, Development, and Human Behavior. New Ideas in Psychology (2008).

  23. Maienschein J, Sunderland M, Ankeny RA, Robert JS. The Ethos and Ethics of Translational Research [Target article with commentaries and response]. The American Journal of Bioethics (2008).

  24. Robert, JS. The Comparative Biology of Human Nature. Philosophical Psychology (2008).

  25. Review of: Liberation Biology. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics (2008).

  26. . Review of: Nanoethics, eds. Studies in Ethics, Law, and Technology 2.1: Article 10. Available online at: [2008]. Studies in Ethics, Law, and Technology (2008).

  27. Book chapter: Robert, JS. Behavioural Genetics. The Cambridge Textbook of Bioethics. Cambridge University Press (2008).

  28. Book chapter: Robert, JS. Evo-devo. The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Biology. Oxford University Press (2008).

  29. Book chapter: Robert, JS. Nanoscience, Nanoscientists, and Controversy. Nanotechnology and Society: Current and Emerging Ethical Issues. Springer (2008).

  30. Book chapter: Smith A, Robert JS. Conceptual and Normative Dimensions of Toxicogenomics. Genomics and Environmental Regulation: Science, Ethics, and Law. Johns Hopkins University Press (2008).

  31. Book chapter: Smith A, Robert JS. Conceptual and Normative Dimensions of Toxicogenomics. Genomics and Environmental Regulation: Science, Ethics, and Law. Johns Hopkins University Press (2008).

  32. Fiona Miller, Mita Giacomini, Jason Robert, Sonya de Laat. When Research Seems Like Clinical Care: A Qualitative Study of the Communication of Individual Cancer Genetic Research Results.. BMC Ethics (2007).

  33. Jason Robert. Gene Maps, Brain Scans, and Psychiatric Nosology. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics (2007).

  34. Mita Giacomini, Francoise Baylis, Jason Robert. Banking on It: Public Policy and the Ethics of Stem Cell Research and Development. Social Science & Medicine (2007).

  35. Review of: Philosophy of Experimental Biology. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine (2007).

  36. Book chapter: Robert, JS. Molecular and systems biology and bioethics. The Cambridge Companion to Philosophy of Biology. Cambridge University Press (2007).

  37. Martin, Rebecca, Robert, Jason. Is Risky Pediatric Research Without Prospect of Direct Benefit Ever Justified?. The American Journal of Bioethics (2007).

  38. Robert, Jason. Systems Bioethics. The American Journal of Bioethics (2007).

  39. B Heathcotte, Jason Robert. The Strange Case of the Humanzee Patent Quest. National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly (2006).

  40. F Baylis, Jason Robert. Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research: An Argument for National Research Review. Accountability in Research (2006).

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Presentations

  1. Robert JS. Clinical Ethics 101. Arizona Bioethics Network Webinar. (Jan 2015).
  2. Robert JS. Professors as Professionals.. Academic Senate Meeting, Arizona State University. (Oct 2014).
  3. Robert, JS. The Vaccine--Autism Controversy:A Post-mortem Analysis. SUNY Downstate Medical School, Brooklyn. (Oct 2014).
  4. Robert, JS. Scientific Integrity in Biomedical Research. SUNY Downstate Graduate School, Brooklyn. (Oct 2014).
  5. Zautra N, Robert JS Core Competencies for ‘Benchside’ Research Ethics Consultants. American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Conference. (Oct 2014).
  6. Robert JS. Under the Big Top? Integrating Ethicists in Research Settings. American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Conference. (Oct 2014).
  7. Robert, JS. Scientific Integrity in Translational Research.. University of Kentucky Program for Bioethics Research Ethics Lecture Series, Lexington. (Sep 2014).
  8. Robert JS. 26 September 2014. Teaching Ethics Across the Curriculum: What? Why? How? Now?. School of Life Sciences Seminar Series, Arizona State University. (Sep 2014).
  9. Robert JS. Integrity in Translational Neuroscience.. Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience Seminar Series, Arizona State University. (Sep 2014).
  10. Robert JS. Transparency in translation: What evidence do we really need at the bench to justify human studies?. International Society for Stem Cell Research. (Jun 2014).
  11. Robert JS. The Ethics of Comparative Cognition Research.. Cognition: The 79th Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Symposium. (Jun 2014).
  12. Robert JS, Drago M. How the Research Imperative in Biomedicine Can Drive Health Inequities. American University of Sovereign Nations Conference on Bioethics, Public Health and Peace for Indige. (Jun 2014).
  13. Robert JS. Integrity in Translational Research. The Edgar H. and Lillye Mae Vaughn Lectureship in Medical Philosophy and Morality, UTMB. (May 2014).
  14. Robert JS. Discovery and Innovation: The Pipeline is a Pipe Dream.. American Association for the Advancement of Science, Chicago. (Feb 2014).
  15. Robert JS. The Epistemology of Pre-Clinical Medicine. American Philosophical Association – Eastern Division. (Dec 2013).
  16. Robert JS. Clinical and Public Health Management of Refusals to Vaccinate. SUNY Downstate Medical School. (Oct 2013).
  17. Robert JS. Accelerating Translational Neuroscience. SUNY Downstate Graduate School. (Oct 2013).
  18. Robert JS. Pay-to-participate Research: From coercion to cooperation in translational medicine?. American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Conference. (Oct 2013).
  19. Robert JS Science and its monsters. ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu. (Oct 2013).
  20. Robert JS. The Changing Face of the Physician-Patient Relationship.. ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu. (Oct 2013).
  21. Robert JS Teaching teaching the teachers. Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum. (Oct 2013).
  22. Robert JS. How to Die in Arizona.. Arizona Bioethics Network. (Oct 2013).
  23. Zautra N, Robert JS. Humanizing Animals: The Selection and Justification of the Prairie Vole as an Animal Model for Autism Spectrum Disorders. International Society for History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology Conference. (Aug 2013).
  24. Robert JS. What is the Source Language of Translational Research?. Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice Conference. (Jun 2013).
  25. Preuss T, Robert JS The model animal paradigm in cognitive neuroscience. 25th Summer Institute on Cognitive Neuroscience. (Jun 2013).
  26. Robert JS. Ought Patients to Pay to Participate in Cell Transfer Clinical Trials?. International Society for Stem Cell Research Conference. (Jun 2013).
  27. Calvelage V, Robert JS Frameworks for Clinical Ethics Consultation: A Primer. Phoenix Children's Hospital Ethics Committee. (May 2013).
  28. Robert JS. The Changing Face of the Physician-Patient Relationship.. Western States Osteopathic Convention. (Apr 2013).
  29. Robert JS. How are genetic parts like Lego blocks? Evolution, development, and synthetic biology.. The Hastings Center. (Mar 2013).
  30. Robert JS The Translational Imperative in Contemporary Biomedical Research. Values in Translational Research, University of Twente, The Netherlands. (Nov 2012).
  31. Robert JS The animal models and model animals debates in neuroscience: A comparative approach. Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans LA. (Oct 2012).
  32. Robert JS Public and Population Health: Evidence, Action, and Ethics. Social and Public Health Research Unit Seminar Series, University of Glasgow. (Sep 2012).
  33. Robert JS The Developmental Evolutionary Origins of Obesity in Science and Society. Judaism, Science, and Medicine Group, Arizona State University. (Sep 2012).
  34. Robert JS Model Animals in Developmental Biology and in Neuroscience: Virtues of a Comparative Philosophy of Science. Animal Models, Model Animals? Meanings and Practices in the History of the Biomedical Sciences. (Sep 2012).
  35. Robert JS What are the Preclinical Barriers to First in Human Trials? Preclinical Data.. International Society for Stem Cell Research, Yokohama, Japan. (Jun 2012).
  36. Knight RE, Shoveller J, Robert JS, Cunningham-Burley S Targeting the essentialized 'Other'': A critique of sexuality interventions and the uniformity of risk-based social divisions.. British Sociological Association, University of Leeds, UK. (Apr 2012).
  37. Robert JS Cultivating clinical wisdom: What? Why? And how?. Philosophy of Medicine Round Table, San Sebastian, Spain. (Nov 2011).
  38. Robert JS Ethics, Equity, and Population Health Intervention Research. School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia. (Nov 2011).
  39. Robert JS Ethical issues in etiological and biological research into autism. NIH Workshop: Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of Autism Research, Bethesda MD. (Sep 2011).
  40. Robert JS Ethics, Equity, and Population Health Intervention Research. PHIRNet Summer Institute, Montreal QC. (Jun 2011).

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Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Marchant,Gary E * , Robert,Jason , . Biomarkers for Alzheimer's Disease: Defining Expert and Public Perceptions and Expectations. MAYO CLINIC SCOTTSDALE (1/1/2011 - 6/30/2012).
  2. Robert,Jason * . DDIG: Bioethics Byplay? The Performances of Bioethics in the Private and Public Sectors. NSF-SES (3/15/2010 - 2/29/2012).
  3. Robert,Jason * . Std Research: The Whys and Hows of Establishing New Model Systems in Biology and Neuroscience. NSF-SES (10/1/2009 - 9/30/2012).
  4. Robert,Jason * . Brain Matters: New Directions in Neuroethics. GRENNWALL FDN (9/1/2009 - 2/15/2010).
  5. Guston,David H * , Bennett,Ira Mccoy , Boradkar,Prasad , Boradkar,Prasad , Boradkar,Prasad , Carlson,Marilyn P , Conz,David B , Corley,Elizabeth , Corley,Kevin Gene , Fisher,Erik , Hackett,Edward John , Meldrum,Deirdre Ruth , Miller,Clark Anson , Monahan,Torin Michael , Nelson,Alan C , Poste,George Henry , Robert,Jason , Sarewitz,Daniel , Sarewitz,Daniel , Sarewitz,Daniel , Sarewitz,Daniel , Schneider,Anne L , Selin,Cynthia Lea , Wetmore,Jameson Michael , . NSEC: Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University. NSF-SBE (9/21/2007 - 3/31/2012).
  6. Guston,David H * , Boradkar,Prasad , Carlson,Marilyn P , Corley,Elizabeth , Corley,Elizabeth , Hackett,Edward John , Monahan,Torin Michael , Poste,George Henry , Robert,Jason , Sarewitz,Daniel , Sarewitz,Daniel , Schneider,Anne L , . NSEC: Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University. NSF-SBE (10/1/2005 - 3/31/2012).

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Service

  1. Ethics @ ASU Task Force, Chair (2014 - present)
  2. Office of the University Provost, Associate Vice Provost for Ethics (2014 - present)
  3. Better Business Bureau, Member, Awards Committee (2014 - present)
  4. Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, Director (2013 - present)
  5. Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, Director (2013 - present)
  6. University Senate Task Force on Institutional Ethics and Integrity, Co-chair (2013 - present)
  7. Scholarly Project Peer Review Committee, The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, Member (2012 - present)
  8. Population and Public Health Research Adv Comm, Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Rsch (Canada), Member (2012 - present)
  9. Canadian Journal of Public Health, Associate Editor (Public Health Ethics) (2009 - present)
  10. Journal of Healthcare, Science, and the Humanities, Member, Academic Review Committee (2009 - present)
  11. Journal of Healthcare, Science, and the Humanities, Member, Academic Review Committee (2009 - present)
  12. Journal of Healthcare, Science, and the Humanities (A Navy Medicine Publication), Member, Academic Review Committee (2009 - present)
  13. Dept of Basic Medical Sciences, UA College of Medicine, Member, Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure Committee (2009 - present)
  14. Dept of Basic Medical Sciences, UA College of Medicine, Member, Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure Committee (2009 - present)
  15. Hospice of the Valley, Member, Ethics Committee (2009 - present)
  16. Hospice of the Valley, Member, Ethics Committee (2009 - present)
  17. Hospice of the Valley, Member, Ethics Committee (2009 - present)
  18. Phoenix Children's Hospital, Member, Ethics Committee (2009 - present)
  19. Phoenix Children's Hospital, Member, Ethics Committee (2009 - present)
  20. Phoenix Children's Hospital, Member, Ethics Committee (2009 - present)
  21. Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), Member, Conflict of Interest Committee (2008 - present)
  22. Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), Member, Conflict of Interest Committee (2008 - present)
  23. Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), Member, Conflict of Interest Committee (2008 - present)
  24. Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology PhD Program, Executive Committee Members (2007 - present)
  25. Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology PhD Program, Executive Committee Members (2007 - present)
  26. Biological Theory, Editorial advisory board member (2005 - present)
  27. Biological Theory, Editorial advisory board member (2005 - present)
  28. Biological Theory, Editorial advisory board member (2005 - present)
  29. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Co-editor, Philosophy of biology (2004 - present)
  30. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Co-editor, Philosophy of biology (2004 - present)
  31. School of Life Sciences Philosophy of Biology Search Committee, ASU, Member (2014 - 2015)
  32. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Co-editor, Philosophy of biology (2004 - 2014)
  33. University Senate Task Force on Institutional Ethics and Integrity, Co-chair (2013 - 2014)
  34. Population and Public Health Research Adv Comm, Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Rsch (Canada), Member (2012 - 2014)
  35. Bioethics in SoLS, Director (2013 - 2014)
  36. Canadian Journal of Public Health, Associate Editor (Public Health Ethics) (2009 - 2014)
  37. MA in Applied Ethics and the Professions / Biomedical and Health Ethics Track, Director (2009 - 2014)
  38. Bioethics, Policy, and Law Program, Director (2008 - 2014)
  39. Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, Interim Director (2013)
  40. Developmental Neurosciences Search Committee, SoLS, ASU, Member (2012 - 2013)

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