Dr. Judith Bernstein, Associate Professor of Maternal and Child Health, Boston University School of Public Health, and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, has been a nurse-researcher and public health professional for the past 30 years. She has worked with both inner-city and rural communities to develop comprehensive integrated approaches to women’s health. Dr. Bernstein holds an MSN in psychiatric nursing and a doctorate in health policy. She is certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and, in recognition of her critical role in the development of this specialty, was the 1995 recipient of the national NCC award from the National Certification Corporation. Dr. Bernstein is also a member of the Committee on Ethics of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Jeremy Green is a Senior Lecturer at King’s College London and was for ten years Assistant Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School. He has served on the Ethics Advisory Board of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, and has experience as a fertility patient. He has written on ethical issues in science for the BBC and the American Journal of Bioethics.
A member of Dartmouth’s Religion Department since 1969, Prof. Green also directs Dartmouth’s Ethics Institute, whose mission is to further teaching and research in applied and professional ethics. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Brown University and received his Ph. D. in religious ethics from Harvard University in 1973. In 1996 and 1997, Prof. Green served as Director of the Office of Genome Ethics at the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health. Prof. Green’s research interests are in genetic ethics, biomedical ethics and issues of justice in health care allocation. He is the author of six books and over one hundred thirty articles in theoretical and applied ethics. His most recent book, The Human Embryo Research Debates: Bioethics in the Vortex of Controversy, was published in 2001 by Oxford University Press. In 2005, Prof. Green was named a Guggenheim Fellow.
Dr. Kaufmann is subspecialty board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Prior to joining Dallas Fort Worth Fertility Associates in Fort Worth, Texas, Dr. Kaufmann served as Division Head for Medical University of South Carolina’s Department of Reproductive Endocrinology in Charleston. Dr. Kaufmann earned his doctorate at Tel Aviv University’s New York State Sackler School of Medicine. His internship, residency and fellowship were completed at Wayne State University’s Hutzel Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, in 1990. Following his fellowship he received a prestigious NIH grant to perform pioneering work in PGD (Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis) at the internationally renowned Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Carol Tauer is Professor of Philosophy Emerita at the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota, and is currently Visiting Professor at the Center for Bioethics. She holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Georgetown University, with a concentration in bioethics. In 1994 she was a member of the NIH Human Embryo Research Panel that was charged to make ethical recommendations for federal funding of research on infertility, pre-implantation diagnosis and stem cell research. In 1999 she was a member of the NIH Working Group on Pluripotential Stem Cell Research that developed specific recommendations for federally funded human embryonic stem cell research.