• 66 Citations

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Research Interests

The framing of moral issues in medical research and practice, history of human experimentation, history of vaccine testing and infectious-disease research, human-subjects oversight, emergence of medical institutions and professions in the U.S.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of California, Berkeley

… → 1982

Research interests

  • Empirical Bioethics
  • History of Medicine
  • Sociology of Medicine

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Research Output

Hybrid Design and Systemic Rigidity: Institutional Dynamics in Human Subjects Oversight

Halpern, S. A., Mar 2008, In : Regulation and Governance. 2, p. 85-102 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

From Cruzan to Schiavo: How Bioethics Entered the "Culture Wars"

Anspach, R. R. & Halpern, S. A., Dec 1 2007, Bioethical Issues, Sociological Perspectives. Rothman, B. K., Tiger, R. & Armstrong, E. M. (eds.). p. 33-63 31 p. (Advances in Medical Sociology; vol. 9).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Medical authority and the culture of rights

Halpern, S. A., Aug 1 2004, In : Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law. 29, 4-5, p. 835-852 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

20 Scopus citations

Constructing Moral Boundaries: Public Discourse on Human Experimentation in twentieth-Century America

Halpern, S. A., 2001, Bioethics in Social Context. Hoffmaster, B. (ed.). Philadelphia: Temple University Press, p. 69-89

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter