George J. Annas, JD, MPH

William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor of Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights, Health Law, Policy & Management
George Annas
(617) 358-3160annasgj@bu.edu

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

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

Education

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

Classes Taught

  • SPHLW740
  • SPHLW951
  • SPHPH719

Publications

  • 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 Mar; 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, Grüber 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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • 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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • 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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • 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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • 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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • 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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 10/3/2017

    Galea S, Annas G. An argument for a common-sense global public health agenda. Lancet Public Health. 2017 10; 2(10):e445-e446. PMID: 29253425.

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  • Published on 9/1/2017

    Annas GJ. (Public) Health and Human Rights: Of Bridges and Matrixes. Am J Bioeth. 2017 09; 17(9):13-15. PMID: 28829275.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 5/1/2017

    Annas GJ, Grodin MA. Frozen Ethics: Melting the Boundaries Between Medical Treatment and Organ Procurement. Am J Bioeth. 2017 05; 17(5):22-24. PMID: 28430061.

    Read at: PubMed

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