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Kenneth Goodman,PhD, is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Miami with appointments in the Department of Philosophy, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Nursing and Health Studies and Department of Anesthesiology. He has a long established expertise in research ethics and published books on ethics related topics. He is founder and director of the University of Miami Bioethics Program and its Pan American Bioethics Initiative and co-director of the university’s Ethics Programs, including its Business Ethics Program. The Ethics Programs have recently been designated a World Health Organization Collaborating Center in Ethics and Global Health Policy, one of six in the world. He chaired the Ethics Committee of the American Medical Informatics Association, for which organization he co-founded the Ethical, Legal and Social Issues Working Group. He is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, the only philosopher or ethicist to be elected. His research has emphasized issues in health information technology, including bioinformatics or the use of computers in genetics, and in epidemiology and public health. He has published a book about ethics and evidence-based medicine for Cambridge University Press, co-authored a book of case studies in ethics and health computing for Springer-Verlag and co-authored another volume of case studies, in ethics in public health, for the American Public Health Association. He has also co-authored a book on artificial intelligence, edited a book on ethics and medical computing, co-edited a volume on artificial intelligence, and published and presented hundreds of papers in bioethics, including end-of-life care, the philosophy of science, and computing. He led a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded project to identify and address ethical issues in the use of electronic personal health records and co-directed the Pan American Bioethics Initiative funded by FIC.

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