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Associate Professor, Program Coordinator for Health Care Administration
Public Management
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    Ph.D., Bioethics and Health Policy
    Berman Institute of Bioethics, Department of Health Policy and Management
    The John Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
    Dissertation: "The Impact of Presidential Bioethics Commissions: An Assessment of Outcomes in Public Bioethics." 

    B.A., Philosophy Summa Cum Laude & B.A., Bioethics Summa Cum Laude
    Indiana University
    Honors thesis: “Deliberating Well: A Study of Public Discourse about Medical Ethics”

    Undergraduate Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
    Worcester College of Oxford University  



    Jacob K. Javits Graduate Fellowship (Full Fellowship 2003-2006)
    Marcia G. Pines Award in Bioethics and Health Policy
    J. William Fulbright Scholarship (Awarded)
    Herman B. Wells Most Outstanding Senior Award, Indiana University (2003)
    Richard D. Young Award for Individualized Majors, Indiana University (2003)
    Lilly Endowment Community Scholars Program (Full Fellowship 1999-2003)
    Chancellor’s Scholar (2001)
    Phi Beta Kappa, Dean’s List (all semesters)
    Golden Key
    Phi Eta Sigma & Departmental Honors in Philosophy
    National Society of Collegiate Scholars (2000)
    Indiana University Valedictorian Scholarship (1999)

    Professional Memberships

    2013               American Public Health Association

    2012-2011     Kansas Public Health Association

    2003-present American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities

    2003-present Association for Practical and Professional Ethics

Academic Credentials


    September 2013
    University of New Haven College of Business
    Masters of Healthcare Administration and Yale-New Haven Health System

    • PADM 6651 Health Care Ethics
    • PADM 6648 The Affordable Care Act
    • MGMT 6640 Introduction to Health Care Management
    • PSCI   6635 Law and Public Health

    January 2012 
    Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine,
    Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy,
    Online M.A. and PhD in Bioethics and Health Policy

    • BEHP 492 Masters Capstone
    • BEHP 423 Doctoral Capstone I
    • BEHP 424 Doctoral Capstone II

    University of Kansas School of Medicine, Department of Health Policy and  Management
    Masters in Health Services Administration and MPH Programs

    • PRVM 867-Ethical Issues in Public Health
    • HPM 810-The Healthcare System
    • HPM 837-Health Care Policy & Administration

    September 2010 
    Center for Practical Bioethics, Certificate in Clinical Ethics and Health Policy  

    • Practice of Clinical Ethics and Health Policy
    • Philosophy of Clinical Ethics and Health Policy
    • Onsite Clinical Ethics Practicum 

    2007- June 2008 
    Alden March Bioethics Institute, Albany Medical College
    Online M.S. in Bioethics & Joint Degrees,

    • Introduction to Bioethics
    • Introduction to Research Ethics
    • Introduction to Empirical Bioethics
    • Ethics of Innovative Technologies
    • Masters Thesis Capstone

    Co-Instructor, Health Care and Society, Years 1 and 2, Albany Medical College

    Graduate Teaching Instructor, Graduate Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    2004  - 2005 
    Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    2004 - 2005 
    Guest Lecturer, Department of Biology, Johns Hopkins University College of Arts and Sciences

    Spring 2003 
    Teaching Intern, Department of Philosophy, Indiana University Bloomington

    Summer 2002 
    Course Director, Center for Talented Youth, Johns Hopkins University


    2013 Frontiers in ELSI in Science and Genetics, Associate Editor & Editorial Board Member

    2008-2012 The American Journal of Bioethics (AJOB) • Taylor & Francis Publishers

    2011-2012 Co-Editor-in-Chief, AJOB

    2008-2011 Executive Editor, AJOB, AJOB Neuroscience AJOB Primary Research


    Peer Reviewed Publications

    Hebron, Allison and Johnson McGee S. "Precedent Autonomy Should be Respected in Life-Sustaining Treatment Decisions." Journal of Medical Ethics. Forthcoming.

    Goldberg, D and Johnson McGee S. “Pain as a Global Public Health Priority.” BMC Public Health. September 2011. 11:770.

    Johnson McGee S, Kaylor BD, Emmott H, and Christopher M. “Defining Chronic Pain Ethics.” Pain Medicine. Sep;12(9):1376-84. 

    Johnson McGee S. “The Ideology and Politicization in Public Bioethics.” Cambridge Quarterly of  Healthcare Ethics.  January. January 2011. Vol. 20, Issue 1: 1-20.

    Taylor H and Johnson S. “The Ethics of Population-Based Research.” Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics.  Summer. 35(2): 295-299. 

    Johnson S. “Making Public Bioethics Public: The Legitimacy and Authority of Commissions.” Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal. October, 17(2): 143-152.

    Bawa R, and Johnson S. “The Ethical Dimensions of Nanomedicine.”  Medical Clinics of North America. 91(5): 881-888. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Press.

    Engelman, M; and Johnson S.  “Population Aging and International Development.” Developing World Bioethics. April 7(1): 8-18.

    Johnson S, and McGee, G“Nanotechnologies in Health Care: A Needs Assessment Regarding Ethics and Policy in Nanomedicine.” Harvard Health Policy Review. 8(10): 46-54.

    Johnson S. “Multiple Roles and Successes in Public Bioethics: A Response to the Public Forum Critique of National Bioethics Commissions.” Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal.  16(2): 173-188.

    Johnson S. “Ethics in Nanomedicine: A Needs-Assessment and Proposals for the Future.” Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine. December.  2(4): 284-285.

    Johnson S; and Burger I. “Limitations and Justifications for Analogical Reasoning.” American Journal of Bioethics. 6(6): 59.

    Johnson S; Kass NE; Natowicz M. "Disclosure of Personal Medical Information: Differences among Parents and Affected Adults for Genetic and Non-genetic Conditions." Genetic Testing.  9(3): 269-280.



    Johnson McGee S. “Fat Cannot Make You Unfit to Parent.” The Contemporary Reader. 12th Ed. Cengage Publishing. (forthcoming)

    Johnson McGee S. and Goodwin, J. “Nanomedicine, Ethics and Policy.” Commercializing Nanomedicine: Industrial Applications, Patents and Ethics. PanStanford Press (Forthcoming.)

    Johnson McGee S. “The History of Bioethics Commissions.” Encyclopedia of Bioethics, 4th ed. Bruce Jennings, Editor.  MacMillan Publishers. (Forthcoming).

    Johnson McGee S.  “Nanotechnology.” Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics. Chapter 44. Oxford, UK: Elsevier.

    Taylor H, Johnson S, Faden R, Kass N. The Ethics of Public Health Research: Moral Obligations to Communities, pp. 498-503 in Heggenhougen and Quah: International Encyclopedia of Public Health (2009), Vol. 2 , Academic Press, San Diego, CA.      

    Bawa R, and Johnson S. “Current Trends and Issues in Nanomedicine and Ethics” in Fritz Allhoff and Patrick Lin (eds.), Nanoethics: Emerging Debates (Dordrecht:  Springer).

    Meslin EM and Johnson S. National Bioethics Commissions and Research Ethics. Chapter 19. Oxford Textbook of Clinical Research Ethics. New York: Oxford University Press.