Daniel S. Goldberg
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- September 2005-Present (Graduation Expected August 2009). Ph.D in Ethics & Medical Humanities, Institute for Medical Humanities, University of Texas Medical Branch. Program Major: Health Care Ethics. Program Minor: History of Medicine. GPA: 4.0. Passed Dissertation Defense With Distinction.
- Title of Dissertation: "Beyond Opioid Regulation: Why A Social and Cultural Analysis of Pain in the U.S. is a Prerequisite to Ethical Evidence-Based Pain Policy."
- September 1999-May 2002. J.D., University of Houston Law Center, magna cum laude. GPA: 3.63/4.0; Class Rank: 4 out of 287.
- September 1995-May 1999. B.A., Wesleyan University, with Honors in Philosophy. GPA: 3.61/4.0; Major GPA: 3.78/4.0.
Primary Areas of Interest
- Health Care Ethics (emphasis on Public Health & Research Ethics)
- Health Policy
- Medical Humanities
- History of Medicine & Public Health
Current Areas of Research Focus
- The nature of pain & pain management
- Neuroethics & the history of neuroscience
- Chronic disease and public health policy
- Social determinants of health & health disparities
- History of objectivity
- History of medical imaging
Secondary Areas of Interest
- Disability studies
- Disease causality
- Conflicts-of-interest between physicians, researchers, and industry
- The therapeutic misconception
- Universal Health Care, American Pragmatism and the Ethics of Health Policy: Questioning Political Efficacy, invited by PIERCE LAW REVIEW.
- In Support of a Broad Model of Public Health: Disparities, Social Epidemiology, and Public Health Causation, PUBLIC HEALTH ETHICS 2, no. 1 (2009): 70-83.
- Exilic Effects of Illness and Pain in Solzhenitsyn´s Cancer Ward: How Empathy Can Facilitate Repatriation, J. MEDICAL HUMANITIES 30, no. 1 (2009): 29-42.
- Concussions, Conflicts of Interest, and Professional Football: Why the NFL´s Policies are Bad for Its (Players´) Health, HEC FORUM 20, no. 4 (2008): 337-355.
- The Coherence of Virtue Ethics with Pragmatism in Clinical Research, Open Peer Commentary, AM. J. OF BIOETHICS (2008).
- The Sole Indexicality of Pain: How Attitudes Towards the Elderly Erect Barriers to Adequate Pain Management, 13(1) MICH. STATE J. MED. & LAW 51 (2008).
- The Detection of Constructed Memories and the Risk of Undue Prejudice, Open Peer Commentary, 8(1) AM. J. OF BIOETHICS - NEUROSCIENCE 23 (2008).
- Justice, Health Literacy, and Social Epidemiology, Open Peer Commentary, 7(11) AM. J. OF BIOETHICS 18 (2007).
- William J. Winslade & Daniel S. Goldberg, Dying in America: Legal Decisions, Ethical Conflicts, and the Kinetics of Cultural Change, 13(2) ANNUAL REV. L. & ETHICS 525 (2007).
- Against Genetic Exceptionalism: An Argument For the Viability of Preconception Genetic Torts, 10(2) J. HEALTH CARE L. & POL´Y 259 (2007).
- The Hero-Villain Typology: A Qualified Defense, ATRIUM: THE REPORT OF THE NORTHWESTERN MEDICAL HUMANITIES AND BIOETHICS PROGRAM (Summer 2007).
- Daniel S. Goldberg & Howard Brody, Spirituality: Respect But Don´t Reveal, Open Peer Commentary, 7(7) AM. J. OF BIOETHICS 21 (2007).
- Religion, the Culture of Biomedicine, and the Tremendum: Towards a Non-Essentialist Analysis of Interconnection, 46(1) J. RELIGION & HEALTH 99 (2007).
- The Ethics of DNR Orders as to Neonatal & Pediatric Patients: The Ethical Dimension of Communication, 7 HOUS. J. HEALTH L. & POL´Y 57 (2006).
- I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means: How Kripke and Wittgenstein´s Analysis on Rule Following Undermines Justice Scalia´s Textualism and Originalism, 54 CLEV. STATE L.J. 273 (2006).
- Medical Humanities Weblog, Proprietor, available at www.medhumanities.org (Sept. 2006 - Present).
- Suffering for Sin: Job and the Significance of Stigma in Conceiving of the Body in Chronic Pain, submitted to MEDICAL HUMANITIES.
- Exciting Causes and Public Health Policy: The Link Between Yellow Fever in 19th Century Galveston and Currently Favored Accounts of Disease Causality, submitted to ROY E. PORTER STUDENT ESSAY PRIZE COMPETITION (sponsored by Society for the Social History of Medicine).
- A Conceptual Analysis of the Persistence of the Therapeutic Misconception, submitted to JOURNAL OF MEDICINE & PHILOSOPHY.