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Thomas May PhD

Associate Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Institute for Health and Society
Division: Bioethics
Program: Administration


Research Experience

  • Advance Directives
  • American Public Health Association
  • Bioethical Issues
  • Bioethics
  • Disaster Medicine
  • Disaster Planning
  • Disasters
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Ethical Theory
  • Ethicists
  • Ethics
  • Ethics Committees
  • Ethics Committees, Clinical
  • Ethics Committees, Research
  • Ethics Consultation
  • Ethics, Clinical
  • Ethics, Medical
  • Ethics, Research
  • Mass Casualty Incidents
  • Mass Immunization
  • Personal Autonomy
  • Public Health
  • Quarantine
  • ethics
  • prevention and control
  • Clinical Expertise

  • Advance Directives
  • Bioethics
  • Ethics Committees
  • Ethics Committees, Clinical
  • Ethics Consultation
  • Ethics, Clinical
  • Ethics, Medical
  • Leadership Positions

  • American Public Health Association, Chair, Ethics Forum (2002-2004).

    American Philosophical Association, Committee on Philosophy and Medicine(2001-2004).

    Department of Health and Human Services / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Chair: Special Emphasis Panel (04089) on “Factors Associated with the Uptake of Immunization Clinical Standards,” (2004).

    Department of Health and Human Services / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Chair: Special Emphasis Panel (04090) on “Increasing Influenza Vaccination of Long Term Care Facility Staff,” (2004).
  • Publications

  • Dual use opportunity and public health infrastructure. (May T) J Med Ethics 2013 Apr;39(4):206-7 PMID 23345570
  • More than cheating: deception, IRB shopping, and the normative legitimacy of IRBs. (Spellecy R, May T) J Law Med Ethics 2012;40(4):990-6 PMID 23289700
  • Rethinking clinical risk for DNA sequencing. (May T) Am J Bioeth 2012;12(10):24-6 PMID 22974026
  • Ethics, pandemics, and the duty to treat. (Malm H, May T, Francis LP, Omer SB, Salmon DA, Hood R) Am J Bioeth 2008 Aug;8(8):4-19 PMID 18802849