Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics – Alzheimer and Dementia.

Ana Smith Iltis, PhD


Ana Iltis, PhD, Faculty Director for the Center of Bioethics, Health & Society and Professor, Department of Philosophy, College of Arts & Sciences, Wake Forest University  is a co-editor for the Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics Journal, Volume 10, Issue Number 2, Summer 2020.  Summer 2020 focuses on Alzheimer and Dementia.

Modern Legal Scholarship: A Guide to Producing and Publishing Scholarly and Professional Writing

Christine Nero Coughlin, JD, Professor and Director, Legal Research & Writing Program, School of Law & Faculty member of the Bioethics Graduate Program at Wake Forest University.

This book, published through Carolina Academic Press, guides students through the scholarly writing process–from an idea’s inception to the final publication of an article.  It provides a step-by-step process to exploring and researching an idea, crafting a meaningful thesis, drafting solid scholarly analysis, submitting and publishing the work, and promoting the work on social media.

Mark Hall, JD, WFU, publishes “Disease Control, Civil Liberties, and Mass Testing – Calibrating Restrictions during Covid-19

Mark Hall, JD, Co-Director of Bioethics Graduate Program and School of Law Professor at Wake Forest University, has just had a short article released by The New England Journal of Medicine,  in which a Stanford colleague (David Studdert, LLB, DSc) and Mark Hall discuss what will be needed to sensibly lift/relax and possibly reimpose existing COVID restrictions in a manner the appropriately balances disease protection with civil liberties: Disease Control, Civil Liberties, and Mass Testing – Calibrating Restrictions during the Covid-19 

Graduate Bioethics & School of Law student Hailey Cleek has article published online.

Hailey Cleek has had an article published in the California Law Review Online April 2020 edition entitled Pandemic Behind Bars: Prioritizing the Release of Elderly, Chronically Ill, and Recent Alleged Parole Offenders with Technical Violations in Anticipation of COVID-19’s Peak.

Hailey is the Senior Articles Editor of the Wake Forest Law Review and Editor-in-Chief of Awaken: The Creative Journal of Contemporary Bioethics

View Article Here

Welcome to Nicholas Colgrove, PhD, Post Doc Fellow

Nicholas (Nick) Colgrove, PhD, is joining as a Post Doc Fellow to the Graduate Program in Bioethics and the Department of Philosophy.

Nick recently completed his PhD in philosophy at Baylor University, where he spent the last four years teaching courses in bioethics. As a teacher, he is especially invested in crafting courses and seminars that serve the needs and interests of his students and better equip them to pursue the particular goals they have set for themselves.  At Baylor, he received the Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award in Spring 2019. Over the last few months, he has had a handful of articles accepted for publication in Journal of Medical Ethics and Journal of Medicine & Philosophy (among others). Lately, his work has been devoted to beginning of life issues as well as the role of religious perspectives in clinical practice. Looking ahead, he plans to investigate the impact of emerging reproductive technologies on the concepts of birth and personhood, as well as various points of intersection between medical practice and virtue theory.

Catherine Hammack, JD, MA (’14) has authored several articles:

Bioethics Lecture: “I’m Afraid I Can’t Do That, Dave” – Ethical Issues of Medical AIs

Date: November 27, 2018


Wake Forest University


Craig M. Klugman, PhD

Craig M. Klugman, PhD

Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Co-Director, Minor in Bioethics & Society, De Paul University, Chicago. He also serves on the Ethics Committee at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Klugman is the author of over 450 articles, book chapters, OpEds, and blog posts on such topics as bioethics, professionalism, end-of-life issues, public health ethics, research ethics, education, health/medical humanities, ethics of execution, and health policy. He is the blog editor and frequent writer for<> as well as creator of the BioethicsTV column. Dr. Klugman is the editor of several books including Research Methods in the Health Humanities (Oxford 2019), Medical Ethics (Gale Cengage 2016), and Ethical Issues in Rural Health (Hopkins 2013; 2008).

He is the executive producer of the award-winning film Advance Directives and has developed programs for using art and improvisational theater to teach health students. He serves as chair of ethics for the Illinois Crisis Standards of Care Task Force and is co-founding chair of the Health Humanities Consortium. Klugman earned his PhD in Medical Humanities from the University of Texas Medical Branch, his MAs in medical anthropology and biomedical ethics from Case Western Reserve, and his BA in Human Biology from Stanford.

Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium, Room 404

Reynolda Campus, Wake Forest University

Christine Bishop, MD MA(’15) appeared in Wake Forest Magazine article

Christine Bishop, MD MA(’15) appeared in Wake Forest Magazine article “Doing the Right Thing:  not as simple as it sounds.” (Spring 2017)

Emily Hoppes, MA (’11) and Gretchen Spars McKee, MA (’12) co-presented…

Emily Hoppes, MA (’11) and Gretchen Spars McKee, MA (’12) co-presented at the 2016 American Society of Bioethics & Humanities Conference  “Will we be forgotten again? An HIV Vaccine and its Implications for Adolescent Girls in Sub-Saharan Africa: Clashing Cultures, Glaring Vulnerability, and Limited Resources“.   (10/2016)

Mark Corbett, MD, MA (’16) had a commentary in the Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics Journal

Mark Corbett, MD, MA (’16) had a commentary in the Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics Journal on Voluntary  Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED):  Death with Diginity or Without?  The Journal is co-edited by Dr, Ana Iltis, Director for the Center for Bioethics, Health & Society at Wake Forest University.  The subject of this volume of the journal is Patient, Family, and Clinician Experiences with VSED.  Here is the full volume. (Summer 2016)