George J. Annas, JD, MPH

William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor of Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights, Health Law, Policy & Management

George Annas
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Biography

George J. Annas is William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor at Boston University and Director of the Center for Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights at Boston University School of Public Health, and a member of the Department of Health Law, Policy and Management at the School of Public Health. He is also a Professor at the School of Law and School of Medicine. He is author or editor of 20 books on health law and bioethics, including The Rights of Patients (3d ed 2004), Public Health Law (2d ed 2014), American Bioethics (2005), Worst Case Bioethics (2010), and Genomic Messages (2015). He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is the co-founder of Global Lawyers & Physicians, a NGO dedicated to promoting health and human rights.

Other Positions

  • Professor, General Internal Medicine, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Director, Center for Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights, Boston University School of Public Health

Education

  • Harvard Law School, JD
  • Harvard School of Public Health, MPH
  • Harvard College, AB

Publications

  • Published on 7/23/2020

    Crosby SS, Annas GJ. Border Babies - Medical Ethics and Human Rights in Immigrant Detention Centers. N Engl J Med. 2020 Jul 23; 383(4):297-299. PMID: 32706532.

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  • Published on 5/1/2020

    Annas GJ. Planetary Ethics: Russell Train and Richard Nixon at the Creation. Hastings Cent Rep. 2020 May; 50(3):23-24. PMID: 32596907.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 5/1/2020

    Annas GJ. Genome Editing 2020: Ethics and Human Rights in Germline Editing in Humans and Gene Drives in Mosquitoes. Am J Law Med. 2020 05; 46(2-3):143-165. PMID: 32659189.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 3/1/2020

    Crosby SS, Annas GJ. Cop to Cop: Negotiating Privacy and Security in the Examining Room. J Law Med Ethics. 2020 03; 48(1):169-171. PMID: 32342784.

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  • Published on 1/31/2020

    Andorno R, Baylis F, Darnovsky M, Dickenson D, Haker H, Hasson K, Lowthorp L, Annas GJ, Bourgain C, Drabiak K, Graumann S, GrĂ¼ber K, Kaiser M, King D, Kollek R, MacKellar C, Nie JB, Obasogie OK, Tyebally Fang M, Werner-Felmayer G, Zuscinova J. Geneva Statement on Heritable Human Genome Editing: The Need for Course Correction. Trends Biotechnol. 2020 Apr; 38(4):351-354. PMID: 32014274.

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  • Published on 1/1/2020

    Annas GJ, Annas CL. "Unusual Care": Groupthink and Willful Blindness in the SUPPORT Study. Am J Bioeth. 2020 01; 20(1):44-46. PMID: 31910136.

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  • Published on 1/24/2019

    Annas GJ, Crosby S. US military medical ethics in the War on Terror. J R Army Med Corps. 2019 Aug; 165(4):303-306. PMID: 30683802.

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  • Published on 9/25/2018

    Annas GJ, Galea S. Dying Healthy: Public Health Priorities for Fixed Population Life Expectancies. Ann Intern Med. 2018 10 16; 169(8):568-569. PMID: 30264128.

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  • Published on 1/1/2018

    Annas GJ, Grodin MA. Reflections on the 70th Anniversary of the Nuremberg Doctors' Trial. Am J Public Health. 2018 01; 108(1):10-12. PMID: 29211519.

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  • Published on 11/21/2017

    Annas GJ. Beyond Nazi War Crimes Experiments: The Voluntary Consent Requirement of the Nuremberg Code at 70. Am J Public Health. 2018 Jan; 108(1):42-46. PMID: 29161060.

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