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CURRICULUM VITAE

Ryan Spellecy PhD
Assistant Provost, Director, Professor
Department of Institute for Health and Equity
Division of Bioethics

OFFICE ADDRESS:
MACC Fund Research Center
8701 Watertown Plank Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53226

EDUCATION:
08/1991 - 05/1996 B.A., Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
08/1996 - 05/2002 Ph.D., University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
08/2002 - 09/2009 Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health, Center for the Study of Bioethics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
05/2004 - 09/2009 Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
09/2009 - Present Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
09/2009 - Present Associate Professor, Department of Population Health, Center for the Study of Bioethics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

AWARDS AND HONORS:
10/2001 Best Student Paper, American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
05/2002 Graduate Student Book Award, Department of Philosophy, University of Utah
11/2012 Visiting Professor, Mayo Clinic, Department of Pediatrics
2012 Presidential Citation, American Society for Bioethics and Humanities

MEMBERSHIPS IN HONORARY AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
03/1997 American Philosophical Association
08/2000 American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
10/2000 Society for Bioethics and Classical Philosophy

EDITORSHIPS/EDITORIAL BOARDS/JOURNAL REVIEWS:
Editorship
07/2006 - 03/2009 American Society for Bioethics and Humanities “The Exchange”
03/2009 - Present ASBH Reader
Journal Review
Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal
American Journal of Bioethics
Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics
Academic Psychiatry
Ethics and Behavior

LOCAL/REGIONAL APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
01/2003 - Present Member, Ethics Committee, Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division
01/2004 - Present Institutional Review Board 2, Member, Froedert Memorial Lutheran Hospital and Medical College of Wisconsin
06/2004 - Present Chair, Institutional Review Board 2, Froedert Memorial Lutheran Hospital and Medical College of Wisconsin
10/2004 - 06/2009 Member and Consultant, Ethics Committee, St. Luke’s Medical Center Memorial Hospital
02/2005 - 06/2009 Member and Consultant, Ethics Committee, West Allis
10/2006 American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, Philosophy Program Committee for the Annual Meeting
03/2008 - Present Member, Institutional Review Board 5, Froedert Memorial Lutheran Hospital and Medical College of Wisconsin
09/2008 - 06/2009 Member and Consultant, Organ Donation Committee, St. Luke’s Medical Center
06/2010 - Present Chair, Research Ethics Scholarship Committee, Research Ethics and Scientific Integrity Core, Southeastern Wisconsin Center for Translational Sciences Institute

NATIONAL ELECTED/APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
10/2006 Chair, Philosophy Program Committee for the Annual Meeting, American Society for Bioethics and Humanities

RESEARCH GRANTS/AWARDS/CONTRACTS/PROJECTS:
Active
Peer Review
Title:
Easy to Read Informed Consent for HCT Trials
Source:
NHLBI
Role:
Co-Principle Investigaror
PI:
Mary Horowitz
Dates:
09/01/2012 - 08/31/2014
  
Prior
Non-Peer Review
Title:
The Face of Alzheimer’s Disease
Source:
Wisconsin Humanities Council
Role:
PI
Dates:
10/01/2003 - 11/30/2003
  
Title:
Stakeholder’s Experiences with Psychiatric Advance Directives
Source:
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression
Role:
PI
Dates:
01/01/2005 - 12/30/2009
  
Title:
Improvement of communication process and outcomes after newborn genetic screening
Source:
R01-HL086691
Role:
Ethics Consultant
PI:
Farrell
Dates:
02/04/2008 - 12/31/2011
  
Title:
A Rapid-Throughput Feedback Intervention for Population-Scale Communication Quality Assurance Projects
Source:
RC1-HL100819
Role:
Subject Matter Expert
PI:
Farrell
Dates:
09/30/2009 - 09/29/2011
  

INVITED LECTURES/WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
Spellecy, Ryan, Intention and Mental Illness Treatment, Virgil C. Aldrich Colloquim, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 10/2000
Spellecy, Ryan, Prudence and Planning in Plato’s Gorgias, University of Utah Graduate Student Colloquia Series, Salt Lake City, UT, 10/2000
Spellecy, Ryan, Rationality, Commitment, and Sirens: The Original Ulysses Contract, Tanner Humanities Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 03/2002
Spellecy, Ryan, Ulysses Contracts as Practical Reasoning Prostheses, Ethics Grand Rounds, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 04/2002
Spellecy, Ryan, Planning for Advance Directives in Mental Illness, Community Memorial Hospital, Menomonee Falls, WI, 08/2002
Spellecy, Ryan, Voluntary Admission for Mental Health Treatment, CommunityMemorial Hospital, Brookfield, WI, 09/2002
Spellecy, Ryan, Advance Directives, Mental Health, and the Aging of America, Kenosha Hospital and Medical Center, Kenosha, WI, 10/2002
Spellecy, Ryan, The New JCAHO Regulations: Preventing and Reporting Medical Mistakes, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Green Bay, WI, 10/2002
Spellecy, Ryan, Bioethics Nuts and Bolts for Ethics Committees, Rockford Memorial Hospital, Rockford, IL, 11/2002
Spellecy, Ryan, Ethics Across the Care Continuum, Rockford Memorial Hospital, Rockford, IL, 11/2002
Spellecy, Ryan, The Declaration of Independence and Access to Health Care, Victory Memorial Hospital, Waukegan, IL, 12/2002
Spellecy, Ryan, Coordinating Care for "Difficult Patients", Zablocki Veteran’s Medical Center, Ethics Grand Rounds, 01/2003
Spellecy, Ryan, Tym, Kris, The "Ethics" of Ethics Committees, Clark County Regional Care Center, Owens, WI, 02/2003
Spellecy, Ryan, Farmer, Chad, Delivering Bad News, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Green Bay, WI, 04/2003
Spellecy, Ryan, Ethical Issues in Surgery, St. Luke’s Hospital Surgical Nurses and Surgical Technologist’s Grand Rounds, Milwaukee, WI, 08/2003
Spellecy, Ryan, The History of Futility, Oconomowoc Hospital, Oconomowoc, WI, 09/2003
Spellecy, Ryan, Futility and the Persistent Vegetative State, Clark County Hospital, Owens, WI, 12/2003
Spellecy, Ryan, Ethical Issues in the Use of Non-FDA Regulated Dietary Supplements, Ethics Grand Rounds, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 02/2004
Spellecy, Ryan, Ethical Issues in the Use of Non-FDA Regulated Dietary Supplements, Victory Memorial Hospital, Waukegan, IL, 03/2004
Spellecy, Ryan, Futility: Where have We Been and Where are We Going?, Aurora Baycare Hospital, Green Bay, WI, 04/2004
Spellecy, Ryan, Advance Directives and Mental Health Care, Community Care for the Elderly, Ethics Grand Rounds, Milwaukee, WI, 10/2004
Spellecy, Ryan, Ethics and Boundaries for Social Workers, Aurora Health Care Social Work Education Meeting, Milwaukee, WI, 11/2004
Spellecy, Ryan, Research and Mental Illness, Waukesha Memorial Hospital Institutional Review Board, Waukesha, WI, 02/2005
Spellecy, Ryan, Futility Policies and Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Emergency Medicine Fellows Series, Milwaukee, WI, 04/2005
Spellecy, Ryan, Guardianship and Civil Commitment, Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center Ethics Grand Rounds, Milwaukee, WI, 05/2005
Spellecy, Ryan, Ethics Committee Nuts and Bolts, Whitewater, WI, 06/2007
Spellecy, Ryan, Ethics and Ethics Committees for Residents, Transitional Residency Retreat, St. Luke’s Hospital, Milwaukee, WI, 10/2007
Spellecy, Ryan, Ethics at the End of Life: A Common Thread Across Cultures, Community Cultural Rounds, Froedert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Milwaukee, WI, 11/2007
Spellecy, Ryan, Difficult Patients, Difficult Solutions, Bowers and Associates Case Managers Meeting, Franklin, WI, 11/2007
Spellecy, Ryan, X, Columbia-St. Mary’s Social Work Conference, Columbia Hospital, Milwaukee, WI, 03/2008
Spellecy, Ryan, Autonomy and Informed Consent, Ethics Grand Rounds Clement A. Zablocki Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI, 03/2008
 
Regional
Spellecy, Ryan, Ulysses Contracts: The Potential for the Use of Advance Directives in Mental Health Care, Compliance, Coercion, and Confidentiality Conference, sponsored by the Midwest Ethics Committee Network and Froedert Hospital, Milwaukee, WI, 10/2002
Spellecy, Ryan, New Approaches in Mental Health, Wisconsin State Social Workers Association, Annual Meeting, Keynote Address, Madison, WI, 11/2002
Spellecy, Ryan, Booher, Troy, Consistency, Coherency, Comprehensiveness, and Drug Policy, 2003 Virgil C. Aldrich Colloquia, University of Utah Department of Philosophy, Salt Lake City, UT, 04/2003
Spellecy, Ryan, Live Long and Prosper?, 2003 University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine Statewide Conference, Wausau, WI, 04/2003
Spellecy, Ryan, Planning for a Future We Cannot Envision, Advance Directives and Surrogate Decision Making Conference, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 07/2003
Spellecy, Ryan, Duty to Warn and Confidentiality: What’s at Stake?, Behind Closed Doors: Ethical Issues in Domestic Violence Conference, sponsored by the Midwest Ethics Committee Network, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 06/2004
Spellecy, Ryan, Autonomy vs. Paternalism, Wisconsin State Ombudsmen Annual Meeting, Wisconsin Dells, WI, 08/2004
Spellecy, Ryan, Sanctity of Life at the End of Life, Wisconsin Chaplain’s Association Annual Meeting, Green Lake, WI, 10/2004
Spellecy, Ryan, Futility and the End-Of-Life, Southeastern Wisconsin Coalition on the End-of-Life, Wauwatosa, WI, 01/2005
Spellecy, Ryan, Professionalism and Futility, Concordia University of Wisconsin and Columbia/St. Mary’s Hospital Joint Conference, “The Ethics of Professionalism: Is there Room for Paternalism Anymore?”, Milwaukee, WI, 04/2005
Spellecy, Ryan, Lessons for Ethics Committees from the Schiavo Case, Richland Center Memorial Hospital Ethics Grand Rounds, Richland Center, WI, 05/2005
Spellecy, Ryan, Understanding the Role and Purpose of Institutional Review Boards, Nursing Research Conference, Pewaukee, WI, 05/2005
Spellecy, Ryan, Access to Healthcare as a Community Good, Columbia/St. Mary’s Conference on Justice in Healthcare, Milwaukee, WI, 08/2005
Spellecy, Ryan, There’s Vulnerable, and then there’s vulnerable: Special Considerations for Research Involving the Mentally Ill, Aurora Healthcare Annual Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI, 09/2005
Spellecy, Ryan, Autonomy and Paternalism: A Question of Rights, Michigan Office of Recipient Rights, Annual Conference, Detroit, MI, 10/2005
Spellecy, Ryan, Autonomy, Paternalism, and Access to Mental Health Care, Meriter Hospital Annual Conference on Ethics, Madison, WI, 11/2005
Spellecy, Ryan, Planning for a Future We Cannot Envision, Advance Directives Forum, Wausau, WI, 02/2006
Spellecy, Ryan, Common Threads Across Cultures at the End of Life, Ashland Ethics Conference, Ashland, WI, 02/2006
Spellecy, Ryan, Treatment Decisions With and Without Advance Directives, VA Social Work Ethics Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 03/2006
Spellecy, Ryan, Ethics for Clinicians, Rosalind Franklin Medical School, North Chicago, IL, 02/2007
Spellecy, Ryan, Cheating and Sports: What’s Wrong with Performance Enhancing Drugs?, Loyola University of Chicago, Department of Philosophy, Chicago, IL, 03/2007
Spellecy, Ryan, Ethics for Committees, Howard Young Medical Center, Woodruff, WI, 08/2007
Spellecy, Ryan, Improving Informed Consent in Research: Learning from Ethics Committees, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University of Chicago, Maywood, IL, 08/2007
Spellecy, Ryan, To Table or Not to Table? That is the Question, Aurora Health Care, Research Ethics Day, Milwaukee, WI, 09/2007
Ryan Spellecy, Facilitating Ethical Research with Families, Pediatric Grand Rounds, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 11/2012
 
National
Spellecy, Ryan, Ulysses Contracts: Ancient Blueprints for Modern Practice, Central Divison Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Society for Bioethics and Classical Philosophy Affinity Group, 04/2002
Spellecy, Ryan, Reasonable Expectations and Advance Directives, Philosophical Collaborations Conference, University of Oregon, 05/2002
Spellecy, Ryan, Streiffer, Robert, Using Cases to Facilitate Ethics Discussions, Second Annual Promega Biotech Conference, 04/2003
Spellecy, Ryan, The Right not to Know, Third Annual Promega Biotech Conference, “Who Knows, Who Should Know?”, 04/2004
Spellecy, Ryan, Planning for a Future We Cannot Envision, Annual Ethics Conference, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona, 05/2004
Spellecy, Ryan, Consent without Coercion, Annual Meeting for Data Coordinators of the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research, 08/2004
Spellecy, Ryan, Implanted Devices at the End of Life, Congestive Heart Failure Symposium, 09/2005
Spellecy, Ryan, Emergency Research with Waived Consent, Bioethics Summer Institute, 06/2006
Spellecy, Ryan, Facilitating Ethical Public Health Research: Challenges and Opportunities, American Public Health Association, Annual Meeting, 11/2006
Spellecy, Ryan, Ethics and Ghostwriting, American Medical Writer Association, Annual Meeting, 11/2010
Theodore Kotchen, Ryan Spellecy, Peer Review: A Research Priority, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Board of Governors Meeting, Methodology Committee, Baltimore, MD, 03/2012
Ryan Spellecy, Perspectives on Data Use and Consent, National Committee on Vital Health Statistics, Subcommittee on Privacy, Washington DC, 04/2012
Sara Goldkind, Korin Hudson, Ryan Spellecy, Jeremy Sugarman, Defining the Status of the Research Subject in Resuscitation Research, PRIM&R Advancing Ethical Research Conference, San Diego, CA, 12/2012
 

PEER REVIEWED WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
National
Spellecy, Ryan, Reviving Ulysses Contracts, American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, Annual Meeting, 10/2001
Spellecy, Ryan, Ulysses Contracts as Practical Reasoning Prostheses, American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Meeting, 03/2003
Spellecy, Ryan, Morgenweck, Cynthianne, The State as Laboratory: Innovative Approaches in Mental Illness Treatment, Bioethics For Tough Times Conference, 07/2003
Spellecy, Ryan, May, Thomas, Autonomy and Self-Knowledge: Is Genetic Ignorance a Moral Failure?, Values, Rational Choice, and the Will Conference on Values, 04/2004
Spellecy, Ryan, Emergency Research with Waived Consent: the Promise and the Peril, American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, Annual Meeting, 10/2006
Spellecy, Ryan, Stakeholders Expectations for Psychiatric Advance Directives, American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, Annual Meeting, 10/2009
Marshall Beckman, David Clark, Darren Henson, Ryan Spellecy, Physician Assisted Suicide: Are We Asking the Right Questions, American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, Washington DC, 10/2012
 

COMMITTEE SERVICE:
Medical College of Wisconsin
10/2002 - 2005 Member, E-Learning Standards Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin
07/2003 - Present Member, IRB #2, Froedert Memorial Lutheran Hospital and Medical College of Wisconsin
10/2003 - 2004 Member, ANGEL E-Learning Advisory Board, Medical College of Wisconsin
10/2003 - 10/2004 Member, Curriculum Committee, Graduate Studies Council, Medical College of Wisconsin
06/2004 - Present Chair, IRB #2, Froedert Memorial Lutheran Hospital and Medical College of Wisconsin
05/2006 - 2007 Member, Clinical and Translational Research Award Planning Committee, Education Sub-group, Medical College of Wisconsin
10/2008 - Present Member, Curriculum Committee, Graduate Studies Council, Medical College of Wisconsin
 

MEDICAL COLLEGE TEACHING ACTIVITIES:
Medical Student Education
08/2002 - Present Ethical Issues in Mental Health (Every other Fall Semester)
08/2002 - Present Philosophical Bioethics (Every Fall Semester)
01/2003 - Present Pediatric Ethics (Every other Spring Semester)
07/2003 - Present Religion and Bioethics (Every other Summer Semester)
08/2003 - Present Ethical Issues at the End of Life (Every other Fall Semester)
01/2004 - Present Ethical Issues in Human Reproduction (Every other Spring Semester)
01/2004 - Present Master’s Journal Club (Every Fall and Spring Semester)
01/2004 - Present Ethics Committees and Consultation (Every Spring Semester)
07/2004 - Present Critical Approaches in Bioethics (Every other Summer Semester)
 

MCW STUDENTS, FACULTY, RESIDENTS AND CLINICAL/RESEARCH FELLOWS MENTORED:
Medical Students
Beth Ann Johnson, Medical College of Wisconsin, 05/2003 M.A. Thesis Committees Supervised (Defense Date)
Chad Farmer, Medical College of Wisconsin, 05/2003 M.A. Thesis Committees Supervised (Defense Date)
Christina Shevlin, Medical College of Wisconsin, 08/2003 M.A. Thesis Committees Supervised (Defense Date)
Laura Vose, Medical College of Wisconsin, 11/2003 M.A. Thesis Committees Supervised (Defense Date)
Jennifer Young, Medical College of Wisconsin, 03/2004 M.A. Thesis Committees Supervised (Defense Date)
Seth Ketelsen, Medical College of Wisconsin, 08/2004 M.A. Thesis Committees Supervised (Defense Date)
Recia Frenn, Medical College of Wisconsin, 10/2004 M.A. Thesis Committees Supervised (Defense Date)
Bethany Willard, Medical College of Wisconsin, 02/2006 M.A. Final Papers Supervised (Defense Date)
Diane Plantz, Medical College of Wisconsin, 03/2006 M.A. Thesis Committees Supervised (Defense Date)
Gordon Putnam, Medical College of Wisconsin, 03/2006 M.A. Thesis Committees Supervised (Defense Date)
Margaret Mcgonigal, Medical College of Wisconsin, 04/2006 M.A. Final Papers Supervised (Defense Date)
Ellen Eckel, Medical College of Wisconsin, 08/2006 M.A. Final Papers Supervised (Defense Date)
Laura Musolf, Medical College of Wisconsin, 08/2006 M.A. Thesis Committees Supervised (Defense Date)
Michael Bannon, Medical College of Wisconsin, 03/2007 M.A. Final Papers Supervised (Defense Date)
Karen Simon, Medical College of Wisconsin, 04/2007 M.A. Final Papers Supervised (Defense Date)
Casie Behrens, Medical College of Wisconsin, 04/2007 M.A. Final Papers Supervised (Defense Date)
Cory Philpot, Medical College of Wisconsin, 04/2007 M.A. Final Papers Supervised (Defense Date)
Christopher Gioffre, Medical College of Wisconsin, 04/2007 M.A. Thesis Committees Supervised (Defense Date)
Toni Roucka, Medical College of Wisconsin, 04/2007 M.A. Final Papers Supervised (Defense Date)
Catherine Cone, Medical College of Wisconsin, 04/2007 M.A. Final Papers Supervised (Defense Date)
Ellen Blank, Medical College of Wisconsin, 05/2007 M.A. Thesis Committees Supervised (Defense Date)
Joshua Kapfhamer, Medical College of Wisconsin, 06/2007 M.A. Final Papers Supervised (Defense Date)
Kristin Nord, Medical College of Wisconsin, 08/2007 M.A. Final Papers Supervised (Defense Date)
Benjamin Savage, Medical College of Wisconsin, 08/2007 M.A. Final Papers Supervised (Defense Date)
Michael Schrift, Medical College of Wisconsin, 08/2007 M.A. Final Papers Supervised (Defense Date)
Kenneth Howe, Medical College of Wisconsin, 10/2007 M.A. Thesis Committees Supervised (Defense Date)
Patrick McNally, Medical College of Wisconsin, 11/2007 M.A. Final Papers Supervised (Defense Date)
 

ROBERT D. AND PATRICIA E. KERN INSTITUTE FOR THE TRANSFORMATION OF MEDICAL EDUCATION AND NATIONAL TRANSFORMATION NETWORK ACTIVITIES:
02/01/2018 - 09/20/2018 Character Webinar with AAMC
 


BIBLIOGRAPHY
Refereed Journal Publications/Original Papers
1. E. Donate-Bartfield, R. Spellecy, and N. Shane. 2010. Maximizing Beneficence and Autonomy. Ethical Support for the Use of Non-Pharmacological Methods for Managing Dental Anxiety. Journal of the American College of Dentists. 77(3): 26-34.
2. J. Hoop and R. Spellecy. 2009. Philosophical and Ethical Issues at the Forefront of Neuroscience and Genetics: An Overview for Psychiatrists. Psychiatric Clinics of North America. 32(2): 437-449.
3. R. Spellecy, L. Arnold, and T. May. 2008. Children and Parents as Members of the Research Team: Fair Employment Practices without a Union Contract. Ethics and Behavior 18(2&3): 199-214.
4. R. Spellecy. 2007. Psychiatric Outpatient Commitment: One Tool Along a Continuum. American Journal of Bioethics 7(11): 45-7.
5. T. May, J. Craig, and R. Spellecy. 2007. IRB's, Hospital Ethics Committees, and the Need for "Translational Informed Consent." Academic Medicine 82(7): 670-4.
6. T. May and R. Spellecy. 2006. Autonomy, Full Information, and Genetic Ignorance in Reproductive Medicine. The Monist 89(4): 466-81.
7. R. Spellecy. 2006. Unproven or Unsatisfactory vs. Equipoise in Emergency Research with Waived Consent. American Journal of Bioethics 6(3): 44-5.
8. R. Spellecy. 2003. Reviving Ulysses Contracts. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 13: 373-92.
9. 1. R. Spellecy and May T. 2012. More than Cheating: Deception, IRB Shopping, and the Normative Legitimacy of IRBs. Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics. 40 (4): 990-6.
10. Kapfhamer JD, Menon S, Spellecy R. The importance of risk tolerance in maternal autonomy. Am J Bioeth. 2012;12(7):53-4.
11. Denzen EM, Santibáñez ME, Moore H, Foley A, Gersten ID, Gurgol C, Majhail NS, Spellecy R, Horowitz MM, Murphy EA. Easy-to-read informed consent forms for hematopoietic cell transplantation clinical trials. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2012 Feb;18(2):183-9. PMCID: PMC3242929
12. Spellecy R, May T. More than cheating: deception, IRB shopping, and the normative legitimacy of IRBs. J Law Med Ethics. 2012;40(4):990-6.
13. May T, Zusevics KL, Derse A, Strong KA, Jeruzal J, La Pean Kirschner A, Farrell MH, Spellecy R. The limits of traditional approaches to informed consent for genomic medicine. HEC Forum. 2014 Sep;26(3):185-202.
14. Solomon S, Bullock S, Calhoun K, Crosby L, Eakin B, Franco Z, Hardwick E, Holland S, Leinberger-Jabari A, Newton G, Odell J, Paberzs A, Spellecy R. Piloting a nationally disseminated, interactive human subjects protection program for community partners: unexpected lessons learned from the field. Clin Transl Sci. 2014 Apr;7(2):172-6. PMCID: PMC4782626
15. Strong KA, Derse AR, Dimmock DP, Zusevics KL, Jeruzal J, Worthey E, Bick D, Scharer G, La Pean Kirschner A, Spellecy R, Farrell MH, Geurts J, Veith R, May T. In the absence of evidentiary harm, existing societal norms regarding parental authority should prevail. Am J Bioeth. 2014;14(3):24-6.
16. Spellecy R, Leuthner S, Farrell M. Risk, respect for persons, and informed consent in comparative effectiveness research. Am J Bioeth. 2013;13(12):46-8.
17. D'Souza A, Pasquini M, Spellecy R. Is 'informed consent' an 'understood consent' in hematopoietic cell transplantation? Bone Marrow Transplant. 2015 Jan;50(1):10-4. PMCID: PMC4320584
18. Spellecy R. Facilitating Autonomy With Broad Consent. Am J Bioeth. 2015;15(9):43-4.
19. Derse AR, Spellecy R. Ethical and Regulatory Considerations Regarding Enrollment of Incompetent Adults in More Than Minimal Risk Research as Compared With Children. Am J Bioeth. 2015;15(10):68-9.
20. D'Souza A, Spellecy R, Derse A. Engender trust and edify. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2018 Jan;53(1):104.
21. Spellecy R, Tarima S, Denzen E, Moore H, Abhyankar S, Dawson P, Foley A, Gersten I, Horwitz M, Idossa L, Joffe S, Kamani N, King R, Lazaryan A, Morris L, Horowitz MM, Majhail NS. Easy-to-Read Informed Consent Form for Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Clinical Trials: Results from the Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network 1205 Study. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2018 Oct;24(10):2145-2151. PMCID: PMC6193865
22. Spellecy R, Eve AM, Connors ER, Shaker R, Clark DC. The Real-Time IRB: A Collaborative Innovation to Decrease IRB Review Time. J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics. 2018 Oct;13(4):432-437. PMCID: PMC6146014
23. Tvina A, Spellecy R, Palatnik A. Bias in the Peer Review Process: Can We Do Better? Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Jun;133(6):1081-1083.
24. Tvina A, Spellecy R, Palatnik A. Bias in the Peer Review Process: Can We Do Better? Obstet Gynecol. 2019 May 09.
25. Solomon S, Bullock S, Calhoun K, Crosby L, Eakin B, Franco Z, Hardwick E, Holland S, Leinberger-Jabari A, Newton G, Odell J, Paberzs A, Spellecy R. Corrigendum to "Piloting a Nationally Disseminated, Interactive Human Subjects Protection Program for Community Partners: Unexpected Lessons Learned from the Field". [Article in Clinical and Translational Science. 7, 2, (2014), 172-176] Clinical and Translational Science. June 2014;7(3):285.
26. Spellecy R, Arnold LE, May T. Children and parents as members of the research team: Fair employment practices without a union contract Ethics and Behavior. April 2008;18(2-3):199-214.
27. May T, Spellecy R. Autonomy, full information, and genetic ignorance in reproductive medicine Monist. October 2006;89(4):466-481.
28. Spellecy R. Reviving Ulysses contracts. Kennedy Inst Ethics J. 2003 Dec;13(4):373-92.
29. Spellecy R. Unproven or unsatisfactory versus equipoise in emergency research with waived consent. Am J Bioeth. 2006;6(3):44-5.
30. May T, Craig JM, Spellecy R. Viewpoint: IRBs, hospital ethics committees, and the need for "translational informed consent". Acad Med. 2007 Jul;82(7):670-4.
31. Spellecy R. Psychiatric outpatient commitment: one tool along a continuum. Am J Bioeth. 2007 Nov;7(11):45-7; discussion W3-4.
32. Hoop JG, Spellecy R. Philosophical and ethical issues at the forefront of neuroscience and genetics: an overview for psychiatrists. Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2009 Jun;32(2):437-49.
33. Donate-Bartfield E, Spellecy R, Shane NJ. Maximizing beneficence and autonomy. Ethical support for the use of nonpharmacological methods for managing dental anxiety. J Am Coll Dent. 2010;77(3):26-34.
34. Spellecy R, Busse K. The History of Human Subjects Research and Rationale for Institutional Board Review Oversight Nutrition in Clinical Practice. 2021.
35. Szpernal J, Carroll J, Spellecy R, Bachman Groth JA. Characterizing Current Attitudes and Practices for Human Subject Safety in Studies Involving Pupil Dilation. J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics. 2021;16(1-2):54-64. PMCID: PMC8035129
36. Patel JJ, Pfeifer K, Fritz JD, Marcdante K, Spellecy R. Casting a Light on the Personal Effects of Mentorship. Acad Med. 2020 Apr;95(4):489-490.
37. Spellecy R, Busse K. The History of Human Subjects Research and Rationale for Institutional Review Board Oversight. Nutr Clin Pract. 2021 Jun;36(3):560-567.
38. Spellecy R, Nyitray A. Acknowledging Angst: Research Ethics Consultation in Disclosing Experimental Research Results of Uncertain Benefit. Am J Bioeth. 2021 Apr;21(4):104-105.
39. May T, Bogar S, Spellecy R, Kabasenche W, Craig J, Dick D. Community-Based Participatory Research and its Potential Role in Supporting Diversity in Genomic Science. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2021;32(3):1208-1224.
40. Tvina A, Spellecy R, Palatnik A. Bias in the Peer Review Process: Can We Do Better? Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Jun;133(6):1081-1083.
41. Spellecy R, Nelson LD. How Should Investigators Advertise on Social Media for Research Opportunities? Am J Bioeth. 2021 Oct;21(10):42-43.
42. Spellecy R. Invited Peer Commentary: Min-Fu Tsan: Improving the Quality and Performance of Institutional Review Boards in the U.S. Through Performance Measurements. J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics. 2021 Dec;16(5):485-486.
43. Jotterand F, Spellecy R, Shaker R. The rights (and responsibilities) of the public to advance health through research. Arch Public Health. 2021 Nov 16;79(1):198. PMCID: PMC8594084
44. Jotterand F, Spellecy R, Homan M, Derse AR. Promoting Equity in Health Care through Human Flourishing, Justice, and Solidarity. J Med Philos. 2022 Jul 16.
45. Szpernal J, Bachman Groth JA, Wynne N, Williams V, Spellecy R, Thuruthumaly C, Carroll J. Pupillary Dilation in Research: More than Meets the Eye. Curr Eye Res. 2022 Jul;47(7):965-977. PMCID: PMC9276640
 
Non-Refereed Journal Publications/Original Papers
1. Spellecy, Ryan and Laura Weiss Roberts. 2005. Developing your Ethics Skills in Handbook of Career Development in Academic Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Laura Weiss Roberts and Donald M. Hilty, eds. American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. Washington D.C.
2. Spellecy, Ryan and Margaret Battin. 2004. What Kind of Freedom? Szasz' Misleading Perception of Physician-Assisted Suicide, in Szasz Under Fire, Jeffrey R. Schaler, ed. Open Court: New York.
3. Spellecy, Ryan. 2000. Dying for Others: Family, Altruism, and the Duty to Die in Biomedical Ethics Reviews: Is There a Duty to Die?, James M. Humber and Robert F.
4. Almeder, eds. Human Press. Totowa, NJ.