Ana Iltis, PhD, Director of the Center for Bioethics, Health and Society, named the inaugural Carlson Professor in University Studies


Congratulations to Ana Iltis, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Bioethics, Health and Society, who has been named the inaugural Carlson Professor in University Studies, effective July 1, 2018.


The Carlson Professorship is awarded to an outstanding teacher-scholar who is engaged in exemplary interdisciplinary scholarship, teaching, and student mentorship. Professor Iltis holds a PhD in Philosophy from Rice University. Prior to joining Wake Forest University in 2010, she was Associate Professor of Health Care Ethics and PhD Program Director at the Center for Health Care Ethics at Saint Louis University. She also held an appointment in the Department of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis, where she taught research ethics.


She has published widely in the fields of philosophy bioethics, in such journals as the Journal of Medicine and DeathJAMA, and The Lancet. Professor Iltis serves on several National Institutes of Health data safety monitoring boards and holds an expansive range of editorial positions, including: Co-Editor of the Annals of Bioethics book series (Routledge), Senior Associate Editor of The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy (Oxford University Press), and Co-Editor of Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics (Johns Hopkins University Press).


In addition, Professor Iltis is the President-Elect of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities. She is an excellent and innovative teacher as well as an outstanding mentor. Her course offerings have included a First Year Seminar entitled “Living Longer, Living Better: Ethics, Biotechnology, and Human Enhancement,” as well as upper division and graduate courses, such as “Philosophical Theories in Bioethics,” “Concepts of Health and Disease,” and “Bioethics Theory.”