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Expert: Paul Root Wolpe

Ethics

Paul Root Wolpe is the director of the Center for Ethics at Emory, the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Bioethics, the Raymond F. Schinazi Distinguished Research Chair in Jewish Bioethics, and a professor in the departments of medicine, pediatrics and sociology. He also serves as the first bioethicist for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, where he formulates policy on bioethical issues and safeguarding research subjects.

His teaching and publications range across multiple fields of bioethics and sociology, including death and dying, genetics and eugenics, sexuality and gender, mental health and illness, alternative medicine, and bioethics in extreme environments such as space. He is the author of the textbook "Sexuality and Gender in Society," and is editor and a key author of the end-of-life guide "Behoref Hayamim: In the Winter of Life."

Contact:
404-727-2277 office
pwolpe@emory.edu