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Pacific Center for Health Policy and Ethics

Co-Directors

  • Alexander M. Capron
    Alexander M. Capron is a University Professor, the Scott H. Bice Chair in Healthcare Law, Policy & Ethics, and Professor of Law and Medicine. Former Director of the President's Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research, he served on the President's National Bioethics Advisory Commission and as a Commissioner of the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
  • David A. Goldstein, M.D.
    David A. Goldstein, M.D. is Associate Professor of Medicine, Chief of Geriatric and General Internal Medicine and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs at the USC Keck School of Medicine and its associated hospitals at the Health Sciences Campus. He is an expert on medical education, having served as the Associate Dean for Curriculum at the Medical School and Chair of the ethics committee at USC University Hospital.

Associate Director for Education

  • Bruce E. Zawacki, M.D., M.A.
    Former Chief of the Burn Center
    University of Southern California

Senior Fellows

  • Stephen E. Toulmin, Ph.D.
    Henry R. Luce Professor
    College of Letters , Arts & Sciences and International Relations
    USC Department of Anthropology.
  • Robert E. Tranquada, M.D.
    Professor of Medicine and Public Policy, Emeritus
    University of Southern California

Fellows

  • Gelya Frank, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
    Occupational Therapy and Anthropology
    University of Southern California
  • Vicki Michel, M.A., J.D.
    Consultant in Bioethics and Law
  • Sheila Murphy, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
    Annenberg School for Communication
    University of Southern California
  • Mileva Saulo, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Nursing
    USC Keck School of Medicine

Staff

Recent News

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USC Gould Graduates Celebrate Passing the Bar
December 8, 2017

New lawyers take their oath after passing the nation’s most difficult bar exam


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Start with “Yes”
November 27, 2017

During “Conversation with the Dean,” alumnus Paul Richardson (JD1990) shares career insights


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Saks Institute Holds Discussion on Involuntary Commitment
November 20, 2017

Judge Jim Bianco ’87 discusses mental health court