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Jason Robert

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Senior Advisor to the Provost, Ethics
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, Tempe Campus, Mailcode 4503
Center Dir (ACD) & Asc Profsr
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4501
Director
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4503
Biography

Professor Robert holds the Lincoln Chair in Ethics and is Director of the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics at Arizona State University. He is also Dean's Distinguished Professor in the Life Sciences. He is extensively published in bioethics and the philosophy of biology, and his research currently focuses on how scientists try to justify controversial research. In 2008, ASU President Crow selected Robert as one of a handful of Promotion and Tenure "Exemplars" who exhibit the characteristics of excellent scholarship, teaching, and service that represent the New American University.

Education

PhD (Philosophy), 2000 McMaster University

Research Interests

Bioethics, philosophy of biology, philosophy of medicine, philosophy of science, science policy, public health policy, health public policy

Publications
  • Kato K, Kimmelman J, Robert J, Sipp D, Sugarman J. 2012. Ethical and Policy Issues in the Clinical Translation of Stem Cells: Report of a Focus Session at the ISSCR 10th Annual Meeting. Cell Stem Cell 11: 765-767.
  • Hurlbut JB, Robert JS. 2012a. Stem Cells, Science, and Public Reasoning. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 31.3: 707-714.
  • Hurlbut JB, Robert JS. 2012b. Good Governance Connects Science and Society. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 31.3 722-726.
  • Marchant GE, Robert JS. 2010. Genetic Testing for Autism Predisposition: Ethical, Legal and Social Challenges. The Houston Journal of Health Law and Policy 9: 203-235
  • Robert JS. 2008. The Comparative Biology of Human Nature. Philosophical Psychology 21: 425-436.

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  • Baylis, F, Robert, Jason. Gene Therapy. Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics (2014).
  • Caselli RJ, Langbaum J, Marchant GE, Lindor RA, Hunt KS, Henslin BR, Dueck AC, Robert JS. Public Perceptions of Presymptomatic Testing for Alzheimer’s Disease. Mayo Clinic Proceedings (2014).
  • Preuss TM, Robert JS. Animal models of the human brain: Repairing the paradigm. The Cognitive Neurosciences V (2014).
  • Haimes E, Skene L, Ballantyne AJ, Caulfield T, Goldstein LS, Hyun I, Kimmelman J, Robert JS, Roxland BE, Scott, CT, Solbakk JH, Sugarman J, Taylor PL, Testa G. Position Statement on the Provision and Procurement of Human Eggs for Stem Cell Research. Cell Stem Cell (2013).
  • Robert JS. Stem Cell Research Oversight: Personal Reflections and Public Reasoning. (2013).
  • Hurlbut JB, Robert JS. Good governance connects science and society. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (2012).
  • Hurlbut JB, Robert JS. Stem cells, science, and public reasoning. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (2012).
  • Kato K, Kimmelman J, Robert J, Sipp D, Sugarman J. Ethical and Policy Issues in the Clinical Translation of Stem Cells: Report of a Focus Session at the ISSCR 10th Annual Meeting. Cell Stem Cell (2012).
  • Sean A Hays, Ira Bennett, Clark A Miller, Jason Scott Robert. Yearbook of Nanotechnology in Society: Nanotechnology, the Brain, and the Future. (2012).
  • Carvalho TB, Rady MY, Verheijde JL, Robert JS. Continuous deep sedation in end-of-life care: Disentangling palliation from physician-assisted death. The American Journal of Bioethics (2011).
  • Kirk S, Robert JS. Clinical ethics vignettes. (2011).
  • Gary Marchant, Jason Scott Robert. Genetic Testing for Autism Predisposition: Ethical, Legal and Social Challenges. The Houston Journal of Health Law and Policy (2010).
  • . . Review of: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (Film) (2010).
  • Marchant GE, Robert JS. Genetic Testing for Autism Predisposition: Ethical, Legal and Social Challenges. The Houston Journal of Health Law and Policy (2009).
  • Miller FA, Robert JS, Hayeems RZ. Questioning the Consensus: Managing Carrier Status Results Generated by Newborn Screening. American Journal of Public Health (2009).
  • Robert JS. Toward a Better Bioethics. Science and Engineering Ethics (2009).
  • . . Review of: Biology Under the Influence (2009).
  • . . Review of: Building Genetic Medicine (2009).
  • Maienschein J, Robert JS. What Is An Embryo and How Do We Know?. The Healthy Embryo (2009).
  • Robert JS, Baylis F. Genetic Engineering: Public Health and Ethics. International Encyclopedia of Public Health (2008).
  • Fiona Miller, Mita Giacomini, Jason Robert, Robert Christensen. Duty to Disclose What? Querying the Putative Obligation to Return Research Results to Participants. Journal of Medical Ethics (2008).
  • Jason Robert. Taking Old Ideas Seriously: Evolution, Development, and Human Behavior. New Ideas in Psychology (2008).
  • Maienschein J, Sunderland M, Ankeny RA, Robert JS. The Ethos and Ethics of Translational Research [Target article with commentaries and response]. The American Journal of Bioethics (2008).
  • Robert, JS. The Comparative Biology of Human Nature. Philosophical Psychology (2008).
  • . . Review of: Liberation Biology (2008).
  • . . Review of: Nanoethics, eds. Studies in Ethics, Law, and Technology 2.1: Article 10. Available online at: [2008] (2008).
  • Robert, JS. Behavioural Genetics. The Cambridge Textbook of Bioethics (2008).
  • Robert, JS. Evo-devo. The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Biology (2008).
  • Robert, JS. Nanoscience, Nanoscientists, and Controversy. Nanotechnology and Society: Current and Emerging Ethical Issues (2008).
  • Smith A, Robert JS. Conceptual and Normative Dimensions of Toxicogenomics. Genomics and Environmental Regulation: Science, Ethics, and Law (2008).
  • Smith A, Robert JS. Conceptual and Normative Dimensions of Toxicogenomics. Genomics and Environmental Regulation: Science, Ethics, and Law (2008).
  • Fiona Miller, Mita Giacomini, Jason Robert, Sonya de Laat. When Research Seems Like Clinical Care: A Qualitative Study of the Communication of Individual Cancer Genetic Research Results. BMC Ethics (2007).
  • Jason Robert. Gene Maps, Brain Scans, and Psychiatric Nosology. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics (2007).
  • Mita Giacomini, Francoise Baylis, Jason Robert. Banking on It: Public Policy and the Ethics of Stem Cell Research and Development. Social Science & Medicine (2007).
  • . . Review of: Philosophy of Experimental Biology (2007).
  • Robert, JS. Molecular and systems biology and bioethics. The Cambridge Companion to Philosophy of Biology (2007).
  • Martin, Rebecca, Robert, Jason. Is Risky Pediatric Research Without Prospect of Direct Benefit Ever Justified?. (2007).
  • Robert, Jason. Systems Bioethics. (2007).
  • B Heathcotte, Jason Robert. The Strange Case of the Humanzee Patent Quest. National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly (2006).
  • F Baylis, Jason Robert. Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research: An Argument for National Research Review. Accountability in Research (2006).
  • F Baylis, Jason Robert. Primer on Ethics and Crossing Species Boundaries. Action Bioscience (2006).
  • Jane Maienschein, Jason Robert, Manfred Laubichler. Systems Biology and Stem Cell Biology. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry (2006).
  • Jason Robert. The science and ethics of creating part-human animals in stem cell research. FASEB Journal (2006).
  • Jason Robert, D Kirk. Ethics, Biotechnology, and Global Health: The Development of Vaccines in Transgenic Plants. The American Journal of Bioethics (2006).
  • Jason Robert, J Maienschein, M Laublichler. Systems bioethics and stem cell biology. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry (2006).
  • . . Review of: Bioethics and the New Embryology: Springboards for Debate (2006).
  • . . Review of: Environment, Development, and Evolution: Toward a Synthesis (2006).
  • Baylis, F (Author) ,Robert, Jason (Author) . Radical Rupture: Exploring Biological Sequelae of Volitional Inheritable Genetic Modification. The Ethics of Inheritable Genetic Modification: A Dividing Line? (2006).
  • Robert, Jason. Public Health and the Human Genome: What's the connection?. (2006).
  • Robert, Jason. The Human Dimension of Bioscience - Commentary on Fred Bookstein, "My Unexpected Journey in Applied Biomathematics". (2006).
  • Baylis, F, Robert, Jason. Gene Therapy. Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics (2005).
  • Robert, Jason. Genetics and Behavior. Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics (2005).
  • D Kirk, Jason Robert. Assessing Commercial Feasibility: A Practical and Ethical Prerequisite for Human Clinical Testing. Accountability in Research (2005).
  • Jason Robert. Human Dispossession and Human Enhancement. The American Journal of Bioethics (2005).
  • Jason Robert, F Baylis. Stem Cell Politics: The NAS Prohibitions Pack More Bark Than Bite. Hastings Center Report (2005).
  • Jason Robert, T Plantikow. Genetics, Neuroscience, and Psychiatric Classification. Psychopathology (2005).
  • R Campbell, Jason Robert. The Structure of Evolution by Natural Selection. Biology & Philosophy (2005).
  • Robert, Jason, Baylis, F. When It Comes To Funding Research, Value Should Count. The Globe & Mail (2005).
  • T Vinci, Jason Robert. Aristotle and Modern Genetics. Journal of the History of Ideas (2005).
  • . . Review of: Evolution in Four Dimensions: Genetic, Epigenetic, Behavioral, and Symbolic Variation in the History of Life (2005).
  • . . Review of: The Changing Role of the Embryo in Evolutionary Thought: Roots of Evo-Devo (2005).
  • Robert, Jason. Human Dispossession and Human Enhancement. (2005).
  • F Baylis, Jason Robert. The Inevitability of Genetic Enhancement Technologies. Bioethics (2004).
  • Jason Robert. Model Systems in Stem Cell Biology. BioEssays (2004).
  • Jason Robert, A Smith. Toxic Ethics: Environmental Genomics and the Health of Populations. Bioethics (2004).
  • Robert, Jason. Embryology, epigenesis, and evolution: Taking development seriously. (2004).
  • Jason Robert. Constant Factors and Hedgeless Hedges: On Heuristics and Biases in Developmental Biology. Philosophy of Science (2003).
  • Jason Robert. Developmental Systems and Animal Behaviour. Biology & Philosophy (2003).
  • Jason Robert, F Baylis. Crossing Species Boundaries. The American Journal of Bioethics (2003).
  • Sahotra Sarkar, Jason Robert. Editors’ Introduction. Biology & Philosophy (2003).
  • Robert, Jason. Developmental Systems Theory. Key Concepts and Approaches in Evolutionary Developmental Biology (2003).
  • Jason Robert. How Developmental is Evolutionary Developmental Biology?. Biology & Philosophy (2002).
  • Robert, Jason. Regulating the Creation of Novel Beings. Health Law Review (2002).
  • . . Review of: Science and Selection: Essays on Biological Evolution and the Philosophy of Science (2002).
  • Jason Robert. Interpreting the Homeobox: Metaphors of Gene Action and Activation in Development and Evolution. Evolution & Development (2001).
  • Jason Robert, B Hall, W Olson. Bridging the Gap between Developmental Systems Theory and Evolutionary Developmental Biology. BioEssays (2001).
  • Robert, Jason. Genomes, hormones, and health. Literary Review of Canada (2001).
  • Elisabeth Boetzkes, Jason Robert. Editors’ Introduction: Toward an Inclusive Health Ethics for Humans and Ecosystems. Ethics and the Environment (2000).
  • Jason Robert. Fastidious, Foundational Heresies. Biology & Philosophy (2000).
  • Jason Robert. Schizophrenia Epigenesis?. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics (2000).
  • Jason Robert. Synthetic Biology. Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (2000).
  • Jason Robert. Wild Ontology: Elaborating Environmental Pragmatism. Ethics and the Environment (2000).
Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 493Honors Thesis
LAW 791Seminar
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 492Honors Directed Study
BIO 493Honors Thesis
BIO 598Special Topics
PHI 790Reading and Conference
LAW 791Seminar
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
LIA 194Special Topics
BIO 492Honors Directed Study
BIO 516Foundations of Bioethics
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 598Special Topics
LAW 791Seminar
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 516Foundations of Bioethics
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
AEP 593Applied Project
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 516Foundations of Bioethics
BIO 598Special Topics
LAW 791Seminar
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 484Internship
AEP 590Reading and Conference
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
AEP 590Reading and Conference
AEP 592Research
AEP 593Applied Project
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
HPS 394Special Topics
BIO 394Special Topics
BIO 493Honors Thesis
BIO 496Undergraduate Thesis
BIO 499Individualized Instruction
AEP 584Internship
AEP 590Reading and Conference
BIO 590Reading and Conference
AEP 592Research
AEP 593Applied Project
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
HPS 394Special Topics
BIO 394Special Topics
BIO 492Honors Directed Study
HPS 495Undergraduate Research
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
AEP 501Foundations of Ethics
BIO 516Foundations of Bioethics
AEP 590Reading and Conference
AEP 592Research
AEP 593Applied Project
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
AEP 592Research
AEP 593Applied Project
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 312Bioethics
PHI 320Bioethics
BIO 394Special Topics
PHI 394Special Topics
HON 394Special Topics
HPS 394Special Topics
BIO 492Honors Directed Study
BIO 493Honors Thesis
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
BIO 516Foundations of Bioethics
AEP 584Internship
AEP 590Reading and Conference
BIO 590Reading and Conference
HPS 591Seminar
BIO 591Seminar
AEP 592Research
AEP 593Applied Project
BIO 598Special Topics
BIO 611Topics Resp Conduct Research
Presentations
  • Robert JS. Clinical Ethics 101. Arizona Bioethics Network Webinar (Jan 2015).
  • Robert JS. Professors as Professionals. Academic Senate Meeting, Arizona State University (Oct 2014).
  • Robert, JS. The Vaccine--Autism Controversy:A Post-mortem Analysis. SUNY Downstate Medical School, Brooklyn (Oct 2014).
  • Robert, JS. Scientific Integrity in Biomedical Research. SUNY Downstate Graduate School, Brooklyn (Oct 2014).
  • Zautra N, Robert JS. Core Competencies for ‘Benchside’ Research Ethics Consultants. American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Conference (Oct 2014).
  • Robert JS. Under the Big Top? Integrating Ethicists in Research Settings. American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Conference (Oct 2014).
  • Robert, JS. Scientific Integrity in Translational Research. University of Kentucky Program for Bioethics Research Ethics Lecture Series, Lexington (Sep 2014).
  • Robert JS. 26 September 2014. Teaching Ethics Across the Curriculum: What? Why? How? Now?. School of Life Sciences Seminar Series, Arizona State University (Sep 2014).
  • Robert JS. Integrity in Translational Neuroscience. Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience Seminar Series, Arizona State University (Sep 2014).
  • Robert JS. Transparency in translation: What evidence do we really need at the bench to justify human studies?. International Society for Stem Cell Research (Jun 2014).
  • Robert JS. The Ethics of Comparative Cognition Research. Cognition: The 79th Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Symposium (Jun 2014).
  • Robert JS, Drago M. How the Research Imperative in Biomedicine Can Drive Health Inequities. American University of Sovereign Nations Conference on Bioethics, Public Health and Peace for Indige (Jun 2014).
  • Robert JS. Integrity in Translational Research. The Edgar H. and Lillye Mae Vaughn Lectureship in Medical Philosophy and Morality, UTMB (May 2014).
  • Robert JS. Discovery and Innovation: The Pipeline is a Pipe Dream. American Association for the Advancement of Science, Chicago (Feb 2014).
  • Robert JS. The Epistemology of Pre-Clinical Medicine. American Philosophical Association – Eastern Division (Dec 2013).
  • Robert JS. Clinical and Public Health Management of Refusals to Vaccinate. SUNY Downstate Medical School (Oct 2013).
  • Robert JS. Accelerating Translational Neuroscience. SUNY Downstate Graduate School (Oct 2013).
  • Robert JS. Pay-to-participate Research: From coercion to cooperation in translational medicine?. American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Conference (Oct 2013).
  • Robert JS. Science and its monsters. ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu (Oct 2013).
  • Robert JS. The Changing Face of the Physician-Patient Relationship. ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu (Oct 2013).
  • Robert JS. Teaching teaching the teachers. Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum (Oct 2013).
  • Robert JS. How to Die in Arizona. Arizona Bioethics Network (Oct 2013).
  • Zautra N, Robert JS. Humanizing Animals: The Selection and Justification of the Prairie Vole as an Animal Model for Autism Spectrum Disorders. International Society for History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology Conference (Aug 2013).
  • Robert JS. What is the Source Language of Translational Research?. Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice Conference (Jun 2013).
  • Preuss T, Robert JS. The model animal paradigm in cognitive neuroscience. 25th Summer Institute on Cognitive Neuroscience (Jun 2013).
  • Robert JS. Ought Patients to Pay to Participate in Cell Transfer Clinical Trials?. International Society for Stem Cell Research Conference (Jun 2013).
  • Calvelage V, Robert JS. Frameworks for Clinical Ethics Consultation: A Primer. Phoenix Children's Hospital Ethics Committee (May 2013).
  • Robert JS. The Changing Face of the Physician-Patient Relationship. Western States Osteopathic Convention (Apr 2013).
  • Robert JS. How are genetic parts like Lego blocks? Evolution, development, and synthetic biology. The Hastings Center (Mar 2013).
  • Robert JS. The Translational Imperative in Contemporary Biomedical Research. Values in Translational Research, University of Twente, The Netherlands (Nov 2012).
  • Robert JS. The animal models and model animals debates in neuroscience: A comparative approach. Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans LA (Oct 2012).
  • Robert JS. Public and Population Health: Evidence, Action, and Ethics. Social and Public Health Research Unit Seminar Series, University of Glasgow (Sep 2012).
  • Robert JS. The Developmental Evolutionary Origins of Obesity in Science and Society. Judaism, Science, and Medicine Group, Arizona State University (Sep 2012).
  • Robert JS. Model Animals in Developmental Biology and in Neuroscience: Virtues of a Comparative Philosophy of Science. Animal Models, Model Animals? Meanings and Practices in the History of the Biomedical Sciences (Sep 2012).
  • Robert JS. What are the Preclinical Barriers to First in Human Trials? Preclinical Data. International Society for Stem Cell Research, Yokohama, Japan (Jun 2012).
  • Knight RE, Shoveller J, Robert JS, Cunningham-Burley S. Targeting the essentialized 'Other'': A critique of sexuality interventions and the uniformity of risk-based social divisions. British Sociological Association, University of Leeds, UK (Apr 2012).
  • Robert JS. Cultivating clinical wisdom: What? Why? And how?. Philosophy of Medicine Round Table, San Sebastian, Spain (Nov 2011).
  • Robert JS. Ethics, Equity, and Population Health Intervention Research. School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia (Nov 2011).
  • Robert JS. Ethical issues in etiological and biological research into autism. NIH Workshop: Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of Autism Research, Bethesda MD (Sep 2011).
  • Robert JS. Ethics, Equity, and Population Health Intervention Research. PHIRNet Summer Institute, Montreal QC (Jun 2011).
  • Robert JS. Translational research in stem cell biology: How can bioethicists help?. International Society for Stem Cell Research, Toronto ON (Jun 2011).
  • Naufel S, Helms Tillery S, Robert JS. The collaborative neuroethics of translational research: Opportunities and challenges. Brain Matters II, Montreal QC (May 2011).
  • Robert JS. Failures of translation in neuroscience research: How can bioethicists help?. Brain Matters II (May 2011).
  • Robert JS. Moral distress. Western States Osteopathic Convention, Las Vegas (Apr 2011).
  • Robert JS. Stem cells: The new fundamentals. Western States Osteopathic Convention, Las Vegas (Apr 2011).
  • Robert JS. Ethics, equity, and the gap between knowledge and action for population health. Centre for Research on Inner City Health, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital, T (Feb 2011).
  • Robert JS. Ethical issues in palliative medicine and end-of-life decision-making. GenLife Institute, Phoenix (Feb 2011).
  • Robert JS. Epigenetics in health and disease: Conceptual and methodological issues. Center for Reproductive Biology "Epigenetics and Reproduction" Seminar Series, Wa (Jan 2011).
  • Robert JS. What sorts of bioethicists should there be?. Department of Philosophy, Washington State University – Pullman (Jan 2011).
  • Jason Scott Robert. PHIR-ing Equity. Health Equity Matters, Canadian Institute of Population and Public Health (Dec 2010).
  • Jason Scott Robert. Motivating PHIR (Population Health Intervention Research): Evidence, Ethics, and Policy Action. Seminar, McMaster University, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis (Nov 2010).
  • Jason Scott Robert. The Ethics of Motivating Population Health Intervention Research. Seminar, Universite de Montreal, Le Centre de Recherche Léa-Roback (Nov 2010).
  • Jason Scott Robert. Ethical Dimensions of Autism Risk Communication. Seattle Children’s Hospital / Drexel University Workshop, Seattle (Nov 2010).
  • Robert JS, Helms Tillery S. Translational Neurotechnology: Ethical Challenges and Opportunities. World Congress of Neurotechnology, Rome (Oct 2010).
  • Robert JS. Neuroethics 101. Neuroscience Grand Rounds, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix (Sep 2010).
  • Jason Scott Robert. Evidence-based Existentialism?. University of Pennsylvania / Hastings Center Neuroimaging Workshop, Philadelphia (Sep 2010).
  • Jason Scott Robert. Palliative Sedation: An Ethical Autopsy. Ethics Grand Rounds, St Charles Health System, Bend OR (Jul 2010).
  • Robert JS. Bridging Gaps Between Models and Humans: The Value of Diversity and Variability. Genetics Society of America: Model Organisms to Human Biology, Boston MA (Jun 2010).
  • Robert JS. Public and Population Health: Evidence, Action, and Ethics. National Collaborating Centres for Public Health, Public Health Agency of Canada, Summer Institute, (Jun 2010).
  • Robert JS. Principles of Narrative Medicine. Western States Osteopathic Convention, Las Vegas (May 2010).
  • Robert JS. Palliative Sedation: An Ethics Update. Western States Osteopathic Convention, Las Vegas (May 2010).
  • Robert JS. Chimeras, Cyborgs, and the Moral Limits of Science. Seminar, Center for the Study of Ethics and Values, Hiram College (Jan 2010).
  • Robert JS29 January 2010,. Chimeras, Cyborgs, and the Moral Limits of Science. Seminar, Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence, and Department of Bioethics, Case W (Jan 2010).
  • Robert JS. Bioethics in International Perspective: Research Ethics, Micro and Macro. Retrieving the Human Face of Science (University of Botswana) (Dec 2009).
  • Robert JS. Building Ethical International Collaborations: Moral Architecture in Global Context. Retrieving the Human Face of Science (University of Botswana) (Dec 2009).
  • Robert JS. Forbidden Science: Are There Moral Limits to Biomedical Research?. Today’s Jewish Woman Symposium, Scottsdale AZ (Nov 2009).
  • Robert JS. Human Cognitive Uniqueness in Biomedical Research: A Bridge Too Far?. Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, and Department of Philosophy, George Mason University (Oct 2009).
  • Robert JS. Failures of Translation in Biomedical Research: How Can Bioethicists Help?. American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (Oct 2009).
  • Robert JS. What Can We Learn About Human Brains by Studying Non-human Animals?. Brain Matters: New Directions in Neuroethics (Sep 2009).
  • Robert JS. Should Anyone Own a Humanzee?. The Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, New York (Jul 2009).
  • Robert JS. Human Ethology: The Comparative Biology of Human Nature (Human Kinetics Lecture). North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Austin TX (Jun 2009).
  • Robert JS. Practicing Evidence Based Medicine When the Evidence is Murky. Western States Osteopathic Convention, Las Vegas (Apr 2009).
  • Robert JS. Funding for Neuroscience Research: Who Should Pay? How? Why?. Novel Tech Ethics Seminar Series, QEII Hospital, Halifax, Nova Scotia (Apr 2009).
  • Robert JS. What Can We Learn About Human Brains from Research with Non-human Animals?. Departments of Philosophy and Biology, University of Redlands, CA (Feb 2009).
  • Robert JS. Technology and Human Enhancement: What’s the Connection?. Midwestern University Seminar Series, Glendale AZ (Jan 2009).
  • Robert JS. Why Biomedical Research Needs Evo-Devo. Zoonet Conference, Budapest, Hungary (Nov 2008).
  • Robert, JS. The Darwinian Ark. Lunchtime talk, Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research, Altenberg, Austria (Nov 2008).
  • Robert, JS. Stem Cell Research: The New Fundamentals. Western States Osteopathic Convention, Las Vegas NV (Apr 2008).
  • Robert, JS. Brains in Context: The Case for Comparative Research in Biomedical Neuroscience. University of Alabama at Birmingham Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable (Mar 2008).
  • Robert, JS. Gene Maps, Brain Scans, and Everything Else: Cross-Cultural Issues in Defining Mental Illness. American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting (Feb 2008).
  • Robert, Jason. Braving the brain. Canadian Bioethics Society (Jun 2007).
  • Robert, Jason. Brain Repair and Neural Enhancement. Society for Social Studies of Science (Nov 2006).
  • Robert, Jason. Forbidden Science - Boundaries on New Emerging Science and Technology. Jewish Women's Symposium (Oct 2006).
  • Robert, Jason. Nanotechnology, Neurotechnology, and Society. International Institute of Nanotechnology Annual Symposium, Northwestern University (Oct 2006).
  • Robert, Jason. Putting Ethics Into Applied Public Health Research, Training, Interventions and Policies. 10th Journées Annuelles de santé publique, Institut national de santé publique du Québec (Oct 2006).
  • Robert, Jason. Controversial science, controversial scientists?. Nano and Bio in Society (NABIS) Conference (Aug 2006).
  • Robert, Jason. The Societal and Ethical Dimensions of Nanotechnology. Inaugural Emeritus College Symposium, Arizona State University (May 2006).
  • Robert, Jason. Cloning, Chimeras, and the Stem Cell Circus. Dr Max Pickerill Public Lecture Series, Colby Community College (May 2006).
  • Robert, Jason. See-Through Genetics. Genetic Diversity & Science Communication Workshop, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (Apr 2006).
  • Robert, Jason. Gene Maps, Brain Scans, and Psychiatric Classification. Holtz Center Seminar Series, University of Wisconson - Madison (Apr 2006).
  • Robert, Jason. Brain Repair: Ethical, Clinical, and Social Issues. Barrow Neurological Institute Neuroscience Conference (Apr 2006).
  • Robert, Jason. Gene Maps, Brain Scans, and Psychiatric Classification. Department of Philosophy Seminar Series, Arizona State University (Mar 2006).
  • Robert, Jason. Nanotechnology and Society: Ethical and Political Dimensions. NABIS - Nanotechnology in Society's Context (Mar 2006).
  • Robert, Jason. Systems Biology and Systems Bioethics. National Conference on the Ethics of Biomedical Research and Practice (Oct 2005).
  • Robert, Jason. Systems Bioethics. Genomics in Context, EGENIS, University of Exeter (Sep 2005).
  • Miller, F, Robert, Jason. Emerging Science in Genetic Testing: Toward a Better Bioethics. International Society for the History, Philosophy, & Social Studies of Biology, University of Guelph (Jul 2005).
  • Robert, Jason. Biosolids and Bioethics. Nova Scotia Agricultural College Seminar Series (May 2005).
  • Robert, Jason. Genetics, Neuroscience, and Nosology. American Psychological Society (May 2005).
  • Robert, Jason. Organizing Science for Global Public Health: Ethical Considerations. Public Health Ethics Day, Direction du Santé Publique (May 2005).
  • Robert, Jason. Stem Cells: Clinical Hopes, Social Fears, Moral Choices. Western States Osteopathic Convention (Apr 2005).
  • Robert, Jason. Stem Cells: From Bench to Clinic via The Island of Dr. Moreau. ISHPSSB Future Directions Workshop (FDISH) (Sep 2004).
  • Robert, Jason. Developmental Evolutionary Psychobiology. ISHPSSB Future Directions Workshop (FDISH) (Sep 2004).
  • Robert, Jason. Developmental Evolutionary Psychobiology. International Society for Developmental Psychobiology meeting (Jun 2004).
  • Robert, Jason. Stem Cells, Model Systems, and Scientific Inference. Southwest Colloquium on the History & Philosophy of the Life Sciences (Mar 2004).
  • Robert, Jason. Model Systems in Stem Cell Biology. Model Systems in Stem Cell Biology Workshop, Dalhousie University (Nov 2003).
  • Robert, Jason. The Nature and Culture of Stem Cells. Stem Cell Network Annual General Meeting (Sep 2003).
  • Robert, Jason. Would evo-devo by any other name smell as sweet?. Brown Bag Seminar Series, Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research (Jul 2003).
  • Robert, Jason. 'Triggering' is the Wrong Metaphor. International Society for History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology, University of Vienna (Jul 2003).
  • Robert, Jason. Crossing Species Boundaries. Transvision 2003 USA, World Transhumanist Association, Yale University (Jun 2003).
  • Robert, Jason. Making Good on Oft-heard Promises. The Translation of Genomic Science into Social Well-Being and Human Health, Friends of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (FCIHR) Symposium/Public Forum (May 2003).
  • Robert, Jason. Neuroscience, Genetics, and Nosology. Symposium on Philosophical and Methodological Foundations of Psychiatric Diagnosis, Mount Sinai School of Medicine (May 2003).
  • Robert, Jason. Polly Shouldn't Be?. First Canadian National Undergraduate Bioethics Conference (Mar 2003).
  • Robert, Jason, Campbell, R. The Structure of Evolution by Natural Selection. Department of Philosophy, Dalhousie University (Feb 2003).
  • Robert, Jason. Environmental Genomics: Science, Ethics, and the Health of Populations. Genome Canada's GE3LS Winter Symposium (Feb 2003).
  • Robert, Jason. Homeosis and Hopeless Monsters. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (Jan 2003).
  • Robert, Jason. From Diagnosis to Design: Ethical Aspects of Reproductive Technologies. Departments of Biology and Philosophy, West Virginia University (Nov 2002).
  • Robert, Jason. Healthy Genomes, Healthy Folks?. University College of Cape Breton (Nov 2002).
  • Robert, Jason. Constant Factors and Hedgeless Hedges: On Heuristics and Biases in Developmental Biology. Philosophy of Science Association (Nov 2002).
  • Robert, Jason. Identity and the Human Genome Project: The Species Problem. Sixth World Congress of Bioethics (Oct 2002).
  • Robert, Jason. Homeosis and Hopeless Monsters. Dibner Institute Fall Workshop: From Embryology to Evo-Devo (Oct 2002).
  • Campbell, R, Robert, Jason. Confirming the Structure of Evolutionary Theory. Atlantic Region Philosophers Association, University of Prince Edward Island (Oct 2002).
  • Robert, Jason. Robustness and Psychiatric Classification. Department of Philosophy, Dalhousie University (Oct 2002).
  • Robert, Jason. Polly Shouldn't Be? The Ethics of Creating Novel Beings. Departments of Philosophy and Biology, Connecticut College (Sep 2002).
  • Robert, Jason. Regulating the Creation of Novel Beings. Health Law Institute, University of Alberta (Sep 2002).
  • Robert, Jason. Revisiting Kant and Blumenbach on the Bildungstrieb. Fourth Biennial Congress of the International Working Group in History of Philosophy of Science (Jun 2002).
  • Robert, Jason. How Evolutionary is Evolutionary Developmental Biology?. First Annual Conference on Recent Work in Biology and Philosophy (Jun 2002).
  • Robert, Jason. Convergent and Divergent Data: Ethical Quandaries in Genetic Counseling. Bioethics Grand Rounds, Center for Bioethics and Health Law, University of Pittsburgh (Apr 2002).
  • Robert, Jason. Psychiatric Disease Classification in the Genomic Age. Department of Philosophy, Florida State University (Mar 2002).
  • Robert, Jason. Public Health and Population Health: What Can the Philosophy of Biology and Bioethics Contribute?. Centre for Applied Ethics, University of British Columbia (Dec 2001).
  • Robert, Jason. Constant Factors and Hedgeless Hedges: On Heuristics and Biases in Biological Research. Department of Philosophy, University of Calgary (Dec 2001).
  • Robert, Jason. Evolutionary Developmental Biology: Evolutionary Theory in the Context of Development. American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division (Dec 2001).
  • Robert, Jason. Evolution and Epigenetics. History and Philosophy of Science Program, University of Texas at Austin (Nov 2001).
  • Robert, Jason. Genetic Enhancement Technologies: Imminent, Inevitable, or Inescapable?. Society for Social Studies of Science (Nov 2001).
  • Robert, Jason. Robustness and Psychiatric Nosology. Department of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin (Nov 2001).
  • Robert, Jason. Population Health and the Human Genome. Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, University of British Columbia (Nov 2001).
  • Baylis, F, Robert, Jason. Stability, Rupture, and the Human Genome. American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (Oct 2001).
  • Robert, Jason. Methodological Consilience in Bioethics Research. Canadian Bioethics Society (Oct 2001).
  • Robert, Jason. Evolutionary Theory in Developmental Context. Atlantic Region Philosophers Association, Mount Allison University (Sep 2001).
  • Robert, Jason. Universal Genetic Variability: Considerations of Justice. Department of Philosophy, Dalhousie University (Sep 2001).
  • Robert, Jason, Hall, B, Olson, W. DST Proposes, EDB Disposes? Integrating Approaches to Development and Evolution. International Society for History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology, Quinnipiac University (Jul 2001).
  • Robert, Jason. Evolutionary Developmental Biology. Second Annual Meeting on Philosophy and Developmental Biology (Jul 2001).
  • Vinci, T, Robert, Jason. Aristotle and Modern Genetics. Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science (May 2001).
  • Vinci, T, Robert, Jason. Aristotle and Modern Genetics. Department of Philosophy, Dalhousie University (May 2001).
  • Robert, Jason. Ecoevodevophylontogeny: Synthesis for Its Own Sake?. Department of Philosophy, McGill University (Mar 2001).
  • Robert, Jason. Interactions Within and Between Evolution and Development. Department of Philosophy, University of Western Ontario (Jan 2001).
  • Robert, Jason. The Developmentalist Challenge to Genetics and Evolution. Friday Informal Seminar Hour (FISH) Series, Department of Biology, Dalhousie University (Jan 2001).
  • Robert, Jason. Whither the Body in Biology and Bioethics?. Canadian Bioethics Society (Oct 2000).
  • Robert, Jason. Disputes Over the Nature of Genuinely Synthetic Biology. Department of Philosophy, Dalhousie University (Sep 2000).
  • Robert, Jason. The Homeobox Genes in Development and Evolution: Skeptical Considerations. Canadian Philosophical Association (May 2000).
  • Robert, Jason. Redeeming Russell (E.S. Russell, That Is). Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science (May 2000).
  • Robert, Jason. The Complexity of Bioethics, the Bioethics of Complexity. Canadian Society for the Study of Practical Ethics (May 2000).
  • Robert, Jason. The Homeobox Genes in Development and Evolution: Skeptical Considerations. American Philosophical Association, Central Division (Apr 2000).
  • Robert, Jason. Genuinely Synthetic Biology: On Development and the Modern Synthesis. Biology, Philosophy, and Evolution Discussion Group (BiPED), Department of Philosophy, University of Western Ontario (Apr 2000).
  • Maienschein, Jane, Robert, Jason. "Where Biology Meets Society". Where Biology Meets Society
  • Robert, Jason. Brains in Context: The Problematic Role of Model Organisms in Neuroscience. Methodology Matters: 21st Century Science Initiative Program Meeting
  • Robert, Jason. Systems Bioethics. Heather and Scott Kleiner Lecture Series
  • Robert, Jason. Stem Cells: Clinical and Ethical Issues. Stem Cells and the Right to Do Research
  • Robert, Jason. Controversial Science: The Case of Part-human Chimeras. Spirit of the Senses
  • Robert, Jason. Development: Never the Bride?.
  • Robert, Jason. Ethical and Conceptual Issues in Stem Cell Biology.
  • Robert, Jason, Gass, G. Development: Always the Bridesmaid?. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology meeting
  • Robert, Jason. Animal Models for Human Disease: Conceptual and Ethical Issues.
  • Robert, Jason. Toxins, Genomics, and Ethics. Genomics and Environmental Regulation Conference, College of Law, ASU
  • Robert, Jason, Maienschein, Jane. Stem Cells and Cloning: What’s All the Fuss?.
  • Robert, Jason. Converging Technologies for CNS Repair.
  • Robert, Jason. Braving the World of Neurotechnology.
  • Robert, Jason. Constitutive Epigenesis, Creative Development, and Evolutionary Developmental Neurobiology. Nature-Nurture Symposium
  • Robert, Jason. Cyborgs, Ratbots, and Bionic Humans: Wiring Brains to Machines.
  • Robert, Jason. How Should We Teach Ethics in Medical School?. Mini-Med School
  • Robert, Jason. Moral Architecture in Public and Population Health.
  • Robert, Jason. Neural Interface Systems: Ethical and Conceptual Issues at the Frontier of Brain Repair.
  • Robert, Jason. Problematizing ‘Enhancement’. Nanotechnology and Human Enhancement
  • Robert, Jason. Stem Cells: Clinical Hopes, Social Fears, Moral Choices. Western States Osteopathic Convention
  • Robert, Jason. Wicked Problems in Population Health Intervention Research. Canadian Institutes of Health Research-Institute of Population and Public Health Summer Institute
  • Robert, Jason, Maienschein, Jane. Stem Cells, Embryos, and Clones.
  • Robert, Jason. Creatures Great and Weird: Octo-parrots, Glowing Monkeys, and Superhumans. Nath Honors Lecture
  • Robert, Jason. Between Medical Hegemony and Genetic Reductionism: On the Complexity of Health. Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science
  • Robert, Jason. Responsibility and the Professions: On the Moral Truthfulness of Genetic Counselors. Canadian Society for the Study of Practical Ethics
  • Robert, Jason. Wild Ontology: Radical Empiricism and Environmental Pragmatism. The Ethics of Human Health and Ecosystem Health: Toward an Inclusive Understanding
  • Robert, Jason. Tradition-bound: Hermeneutics and Radical Critique(?). Canadian Society for Hermeneutics
  • Robert, Jason. Disowning the Legacy of Malthus. Legacies
  • Robert, Jason. Metabioethics, Persons, and the Human Genome Project. International Association of Bioethics
  • Robert, Jason. Cellular Cells and Secular Souls: Notes on the Genetic Revolution. Strategies of Critique XI
  • Robert, Jason. Deviant Life: Toward a Political Philosophy of Biology. Society for Social Studies of Science
  • Robert, Jason. Illich, Education, and the Human Genome Project: Reflections on Paradoxical Counterproductivity. Education and Technology: Asking the Right Questions
  • Robert, Jason. The Nature of Norms. Canadian Philosophical Association
  • Robert, Jason. Unpacking Hacking’s ‘An Indeterminacy in the Past’. Ontario Philosophical Society
  • Robert, Jason. Bioethics Beyond Georgetown. Canadian Bioethics Society
  • Robert, Jason. Demands for Inappropriate Treatment.
  • Robert, Jason. Robustness and Psychiatric Nosology: The Case of Schizophrenia. Canadian Philosophical Association
  • Robert, Jason, Boetzkes, Elisabeth. Inclusive Health Ethics for Humans and Ecosystems: Reflections on the McMaster Workshop. McMaster Institute of Environment and Health Seminar Series
Service
  • Ethics @ ASU Task Force, Chair (2014 - Present)
  • Office of the University Provost, Associate Vice Provost for Ethics (2014 - Present)
  • Better Business Bureau, Member, Awards Committee (2014 - Present)
  • Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, Director (2013 - Present)
  • Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, Director (2013 - Present)
  • University Senate Task Force on Institutional Ethics and Integrity, Co-chair (2013 - Present)
  • Scholarly Project Peer Review Committee, The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, Member (2012 - Present)
  • Population and Public Health Research Adv Comm, Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Rsch (Canada), Member (2012 - Present)
  • National Professional and Research Ethics Portal, Univ of IL at Urbana-Champaign (funded by NSF), Member, Advisory Board (2010 - Present)
  • National Professional and Research Ethics Portal, Univ of IL at Urbana-Champaign (funded by NSF), Member, Advisory Board (2010 - Present)
  • Canadian Journal of Public Health, Associate Editor (Public Health Ethics) (2009 - Present)
  • Canadian Journal of Public Health, Associate Editor (Public Health Ethics) (2009 - Present)
  • Canadian Journal of Public Health, Associate Editor (Public Health Ethics) (2009 - Present)
  • Canadian Journal of Public Health, Associate Editor (Public Health Ethics) (2009 - Present)
  • Journal of Healthcare, Science, and the Humanities, Member, Academic Review Committee (2009 - Present)
  • Journal of Healthcare, Science, and the Humanities, Member, Academic Review Committee (2009 - Present)
  • Journal of Healthcare, Science, and the Humanities (A Navy Medicine Publication), Member, Academic Review Committee (2009 - Present)
  • Journal of Healthcare, Science, and the Humanities (A Navy Medicine Publication), Member, Academic Review Committee (2009 - Present)
  • Journal of Healthcare, Science, and the Humanities (A Navy Medicine Publication), Member, Academic Review Committee (2009 - Present)
  • Navy Medicine Journal, Member, Academic Review Committee (2009 - Present)
  • Dept of Basic Medical Sciences, UA College of Medicine, Member, Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure Committee (2009 - Present)
  • Dept of Basic Medical Sciences, UA College of Medicine, Member, Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure Committee (2009 - Present)
  • Dept of Basic Medical Sciences, UA College of Medicine – Phoenix in Partnership with ASU, Member, Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure Committee (2009 - Present)
  • Dept of Basic Medical Sciences, UA College of Medicine – Phoenix in Partnership with ASU, Member, Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure Committee (2009 - Present)
  • Dept of Basic Medical Sciences, UA College of Medicine – Phoenix in Partnership with ASU, Member, Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure Committee (2009 - Present)
  • Hospice of the Valley, Member, Ethics Committee (2009 - Present)
  • Hospice of the Valley, Member, Ethics Committee (2009 - Present)
  • Hospice of the Valley, Member, Ethics Committee (2009 - Present)
  • MA in Applied Ethics and the Professions / Biomedical and Health Ethics Track, Director (2009 - Present)
  • MA in Applied Ethics and the Professions / Biomedical and Health Ethics Track, Director (2009 - Present)
  • MA in Applied Ethics and the Professions / Biomedical and Health Ethics Track, Director (2009 - Present)
  • MA in Applied Ethics and the Professions / Biomedical and Health Ethics Track, Director (2009 - Present)
  • Hospice of the Valley, Member, Ethics Committee (2009 - Present)
  • Hospice of the Valley, Member, Ethics Committee (2009 - Present)
  • Phoenix Children's Hospital, Member, Ethics Committee (2009 - Present)
  • Phoenix Children's Hospital, Member, Ethics Committee (2009 - Present)
  • Phoenix Children's Hospital, Member, Ethics Committee (2009 - Present)
  • Phoenix Children's Hospital, Member, Ethics Committee (2009 - Present)
  • Phoenix Children's Hospital, Member, Ethics Committee (2009 - Present)
  • Phoenix Children's Hospital, Member, Ethics Committee (2009 - Present)
  • Phoenix Children's Hospital / Bioethics Committee, Member (2008 - Present)
  • Bioethics, Policy, and Law Program, Director (2008 - Present)
  • Bioethics, Policy, and Law Program, Director (2008 - Present)
  • Bioethics, Policy, and Law Program, Director (2008 - Present)
  • Bioethics, Policy, and Law Program, Director (2008 - Present)
  • Bioethics, Policy, and Law Program, Director (2008 - Present)
  • Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), Member, Conflict of Interest Committee (2008 - Present)
  • Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), Member, Conflict of Interest Committee (2008 - Present)
  • Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), Member, Conflict of Interest Committee (2008 - Present)
  • Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), Member, Conflict of Interest Committee (2008 - Present)
  • Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), Member, Conflict of Interest Committee (2008 - Present)
  • Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), Member, Conflict of Interest Committee (2008 - Present)
  • International Society for History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology, Nominating Committee Member (2008 - Present)
  • Translataional Genomics Research Institute (TGen) / Conflict of Interest Committee, Member (2008 - Present)
  • Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology PhD Program, Executive Committee Members (2007 - Present)
  • Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology PhD Program, Executive Committee Members (2007 - Present)
  • Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology PhD Program, Executive Committee Members (2007 - Present)
  • Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology PhD Program, Executive Committee Members (2007 - Present)
  • Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology PhD Program, Executive Committee Members (2007 - Present)
  • Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology PhD Program, Executive Committee Members (2007 - Present)
  • Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology PhD Program, Executive Committee Members (2007 - Present)
  • Institute for Humanities Research, Advisory Board Member (2007 - Present)
  • Societal and Ethical Implications of Nanotechnology Committee, Northwestern University, External Member (2006 - Present)
  • Societal and Ethical Implications of Nanotechnology Committee, Northwestern University, External Member (2006 - Present)
  • Biological Theory, Editorial advisory board member (2005 - Present)
  • Biological Theory, Editorial advisory board member (2005 - Present)
  • Biological Theory, Editorial advisory board member (2005 - Present)
  • Biological Theory, Editorial advisory board member (2005 - Present)
  • Biological Theory, Editorial advisory board member (2005 - Present)
  • Biological Theory, Editorial advisory board member (2005 - Present)
  • Biological Theory, Editorial advisory board member (2005 - Present)
  • Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Co-editor, Philosophy of biology (2004 - Present)
  • Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Co-editor, Philosophy of biology (2004 - Present)
  • Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Co-editor, Philosophy of biology (2004 - Present)
  • Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Co-editor, Philosophy of biology (2004 - Present)
  • Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Co-editor, Philosophy of biology (2004 - Present)
  • Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Co-editor, Philosophy of biology (2004 - Present)
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research-Institute of Genetics New Principal Investigators Priority an, Member (2003 - Present)
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research-Canadian Lifelong Health Initiative ELSI Advisory Committee, Member (2003 - Present)
  • Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues (ELSI) Advisory Group, Canadian Lifelong Health Initiative, Member (2003 - Present)
  • School of Life Sciences Philosophy of Biology Search Committee, ASU, Member (2014 - 2015)
  • Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Co-editor, Philosophy of biology (2004 - 2014)
  • University Senate Task Force on Institutional Ethics and Integrity, Co-chair (2013 - 2014)
  • Population and Public Health Research Adv Comm, Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Rsch (Canada), Member (2012 - 2014)
  • Bioethics in SoLS, Director (2013 - 2014)
  • Canadian Journal of Public Health, Associate Editor (Public Health Ethics) (2009 - 2014)
  • MA in Applied Ethics and the Professions / Biomedical and Health Ethics Track, Director (2009 - 2014)
  • Bioethics, Policy, and Law Program, Director (2008 - 2014)
  • Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, Interim Director (2013 - 2013)
  • Developmental Neurosciences Search Committee, SoLS, ASU, Member (2012 - 2013)
  • National Professional and Research Ethics Portal, Univ of IL at Urbana-Champaign (funded by NSF), Member, Advisory Board (2010 - 2012)
  • School of Life Sciences Bioscience Ethics Search Committee, Member (2010 - 2010)
  • Institute for Humanities Research, Advisory Board Member (2007 - 2009)
  • Advisory Board, Institute of Population & Public Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Member, Ethics Designate (2003 - 2009)
  • American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, Program Committee Co-Chair - 2008 Annual Meeting (2006 - 2008)
  • Novel Tech Ethics Research Team, Dalhousie University, Member (2002 - 2007)
  • New PIs P&P Committee, Institute of Genetics, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Member (2003 - 2007)
  • Working Group on History and Philosophy of Developmental Biology, Coordinator (2001 - 2007)
  • International Society for History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology, Member, Off-year Workshop Committee (2005 - 2006)
  • American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, Philosophy Subcommittee Chair - Annual Meeting (2004 - 2006)
  • School of Life Sciences Research and Training Initiatives Program Committee, ASU, Member (2004 - 2006)
  • Advisory Board, Institute of Population & Public Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Member, Ethics Designate (2003 - 2006)
  • School of Life Sciences Neurosciences Search Committee, Member (2005 - 2006)
  • Arizona Bridge to Independent Living, Science and ethics advisor (2005 - 2005)
  • FGS Scholarship Committee, Dalhousie, Member (2003 - 2004)
  • Evolution Study Group, Dalhousie University, Member (2000 - 2004)
  • Research Ethics Board, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Member (2000 - 2004)
  • FASS Unit Review Committee, International Development Studies, Dalhousie, Member (2002 - 2003)
  • Special issue (volume 18, number 2, 2003) of Biology & Philosophy on "Evolution and Development", Co-editor (2001 - 2003)
  • FASS Advisory Committee for the Selection of the Co-ordinator for Canadian Studies, Member (2001 - 2002)
  • International Workshop on "Genes and Human Behavior: Conceptual Issues", Dalhousie, Convenor (2002 - 2002)
  • Symposium on "Environmental Genomics: Conceptual, Scientific, and Ethical Issues", American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, Baltimore, Organizer (2002 - 2002)
  • Symposium on "Philosophical Perspectives on Ecology and Conservation Biology", Canadian Philosophical Association, Toronto, Organizer (2002 - 2002)