Dr. Kenneth W. Goodman has been named a fellow of The Hastings Center
By Richard Westlund
Photography by Peter Freed
idely recognized for his work on ethical issues related to health care, life science and information technology, Kenneth W. Goodman, Ph.D. ’91, has been named a fellow of The Hastings Center, a prestigious international organization for bioethics professionals.
“This is a remarkable and exciting opportunity,” said Dr. Goodman, who is founder and director of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy and co-director of the university’s Ethics Programs. “I look forward to contributing to the center’s vital work in fostering research into some of the most relevant and challenging issues facing our society.”
Based in Hastings, N.Y., The Hastings Center selects fellows who are academic bioethicists, scholars from other disciplines, scientists, journalists, lawyers, novelists, artists or other highly accomplished individuals.
Insight and impact
Dr. Goodman has also been elected a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and chairs the Ethics Committee of its parent organization, the American Medical Informatics Association. In addition, he is a fellow of the American College of Epidemiology, and past chair of its Ethics Committee.
A professor of medicine with a number of secondary faculty appointments, including the Department of Philosophy, Dr. Goodman also serves as director of data ethics and society for the UM Institute for Data Science & Computing. He directs the Florida Bioethics Network and chairs the UHealth/University of Miami Hospital Ethics Committee and the Adult Ethics Committee for Jackson Memorial Health System. He is a co-founder of the North American Center for Ethics and Health Information Technology, a partnership with the Center for Bioethics at Indiana University.
For the past 29 years, Dr. Goodman has hosted or organized a series of monthly “Dialogues in Research Ethics” for the UM community.
“Today, it is especially important to consider the ethical issues associated with public health, epidemiology and the life sciences,” he said. “A greater understanding of the values and choices available is essential to establishing appropriate guidance for our community, our nation and our world.”