6 sessions total
Ethics in science range from issues of authorship to issues of life and death. What was once common practice and commonly regarded as sound science is now recognized as profoundly unjust and even sometimes murderous! In this course we will explore the gamut of ethical issues in science and debate the merits of each. From the chromosomal double helix to Tuskegee, we will explore the past challenges of scientific ethics, how the issues were viewed in the past and how they are currently regarded.Sign Up!
Pamela Anderson-Mahoney, Ph.D. is the founder and director of Epidemiology Resources. She began her career working in industry at Lockheed’s “Skunkworks” program where she identified groups of workers at high risk for injury and illness using a state-of-the-art surveillance system. She used this data to design interventions to minimize risk and prevent injurious exposures. She then served at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the world famous Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) often known as the Disease Detectives where she was stationed at the National Institutes for Occupational Safety and Health. She also served as a Principal Investigator for a multisite study overseen by the CDC, and as the lead investigator in a Statewide occupational lead abatement study. Dr. Anderson-Mahoney has a strong academic foundation in epidemiologic methods with an M.S. and Ph.D. in epidemiology from UCLA’s School of Public Health.