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Kenneth W. Goodman, Ph.D.

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Kenneth W. Goodman, Ph.D.


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  • English
  • English
  • Spanish


  • Director, University of Miami Bioethics Program
  • Professor of Medicine

Clinical Interests

Clinical ethics, hospital ethics committees

Research Interests

Bioethics, health informatics, bioinformatics, ethics in epidemiology and public health, human subjects research, ethics and evidence-based pratice


1991 Ph.D.
University of Miami
1981 MA
University of Essex


  • Goodman KW. Informatics, biomedical. In Jennings, B., ed., Bioethics, 4th Edition. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA, 2014, Vol. 3, pp. 1661-1665.
  • Goodman KW, Meslin EM. Ethics, information technology and public health: Duties and challenges in computational epidemiology. In Magnuson, JA, Fu, PC, eds., Public Health Informatics and Information Systems, 2nd Edition, London: Springer-Verlag, 2014, 191-209.
  • Saenz C, Heitman E, Luna F, Litewka S, Goodman KW, Macklin R. Twelve years of Fogarty-funded bioethics training in Latin America and the Caribbean: Achievements and challenges. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics 2014;9(2):80-91. doi: 10.1525/jer.2014.9.2.80. PMID: 24782074
  • Goodman KW, Adams S, Berner ES, Embi PJ, Hsiung R, Hurdle J, Jones DA, Lehmann CU, Maulden S, Petersen C, Terrazas E, Winkelstein P. AMIA’s Code of Professional and Ethical Conduct. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 2013;20:141-143. doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2012-001035. Epub 2012 Jun 25. PMID: 22733977
  • Landy DC, Goodman KW, Brosco JP. Clinical ethics and patient satisfaction: The practical significance of distinguishing ethics and morals. The American Journal of Bioethics 2012;12(5):20-22. doi: 10.1080/15265161.2012.671888. PMID: 22548518
  • Book: Goodman KW, ed. The Case of Terri Schiavo: Ethics, Politics and Death in the 21st Century: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.
  • Book: Goodman KW. Ethics and Evidence-Based Medicine: Fallibility and Responsibility in Clinical Science, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
  • Book: Goodman KW, ed., Ethics, Computing and Medicine: Informatics and the Transformation of Health Care., New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. Published as Etica, Informatica e Medicine: L’informatica e la transformazione dell’assistenza sanitaria, Italian translation by Eugenio Santoro, Rome: Il Pensiero Scientifico Editore, 1999; and translated into Japanese by Itai Takashi, Kyoto, 2009.


Kenneth W. Goodman, Ph.D., is Professor of Medicine and jointly of Philosophy, Public Health Sciences, Health Informatics, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Nursing and Health Studies. He directs the University of Miami Bioethics Program, a WHO Collaborating Center for Ethics and Global Health Policy and the Florida Bioethics Network. His research has focused on ethics and health information technology and on ethics in epidemiology and public health. He has also emphasized international projects and has worked extensively in Latin America and Europe. His teaching includes undergraduate courses in bioethics and the UM Miller School of Medicine’s Professionalism, Ethics and Legal Medicine program for medical students. He created  the Department of Public Health Sciences’ ethics course nearly 20 years ago – apparently the world’s first course in ethics in epidemiology and public health. He has served on the external ethics committee for the CDC and is a member of the American College of Epidemiology’s Ethics Committee. He is the author of “Ethics and Evidence-Based Medicine” (Cambridge University Press) and editor of “The Case of Terri Schiavo: Ethics, Politics, and Death in the 21st Century” (Oxford University Press).