Daniel Goldberg (JD/PhD) is Asstant Professor in the Department of Bioethics and Interdisciplinary Studies at the Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University. His current work concerns issues regarding the social determinants of health, public health policy and chronic illness, and health inequities. In addition, he maintains an active research program in the history of medicine, and focuses primarily on two topics in 19th century America: the history of medical imaging (especially X-rays) and the history of pain without lesion. His doctoral dissertation addressed the undertreatment of pain in the U.S., and he has been actively writing, teaching, and speaking on the subject of pain since 2004.
Julie Guthman, Professor in the Division of Social Sciences and Co-Director, Multicampus Research Program on Food and the Body, University of California Santa Cruz
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Kenneth L. Marcus, JD, is President and General Counsel of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law and author of Jewish Identity and Civil Rights in America (New York: Cambridge University Press: 2010). Previously he held the Lillie and Nathan Ackerman Chair in Equality and Justice in America at the City University of New York’s Bernard M. Baruch College School of Public Affairs.
Rick Elmore, Ph.D., is Lecturer in Philosophy at Appalachian State University. He has published several papers on violence, ecology and anthropocentrism, based on his critical appropriation of thinkers such as Derrida, Adorno and Baudrillard. He is also the author of Between Deconstruction and Critical Theory: Violence, Life, and Method in the Work of Jacques Derrida and Theodor Adorno, currently under review with the University of Edinburgh Press.
Dr. Eric Cassell is one of the most distinguished voices in contemporary clinical ethics. Over his more than forty year career, he has authored nine books and dozens of articles on the theory of clinical medicine and ways to improve its practice and teaching. He is also a leading voice in discussions of end of life care, palliative care, and need to responsibly understand the subjective suffering of patients in medically difficult situations.