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Ronald   Bayer, PhD

Ronald Bayer, PhD

Professor, Sociomedical Sciences

Dr. Bayerís research has examined ethical and policy issues in public health, with a special focus on AIDS, tuberculosis, illicit drugs, and tobacco. His broader goal is to develop an ethics of public health. He is the Co-Director of the Center for the History & Ethics of Public Health. He has also taken a leadership role in the HIV Centerís work on ethics since the Centerís beginnings and is now Co-Director of the Ethics, Policy, and Human Rights Core. Prior to coming to Columbia, he was at the Hastings Center, a research institute devoted to the study of ethical issues in medicine and the life science. He is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences. His published work includes articles in the leading journals in public health and medicine as well as a number of books including AIDS Doctors: Voices from the Epidemic (2000, written with Gerald Oppenheimer) and Mortal Secrets: Truth and Lies in the Age of AIDS (2003, written with Robert Klitzman).

Education & Training
 Harpur College SUNY, BA, Political Science, 1964
 University of Chicago, MA, Political Science, 1967
 University of Chicago, PhD, Political Science, 1976

Contact Information

600 W 168 St
New York, NY 10032
USA Phone
work: 212-305-1957
fax: 212-305-6832
Email : rb8@columbia.edu

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Selected Published Works


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