James Dubois

James DuBois


James DuBois is an Associate Professor as well as Interim Department Chair and Center Director. He completed his PhD in philosophy at the International Academy of Philosophy in Liechtenstein and his DSc in psychology at the University of Vienna. He regularly teaches "Interdisciplinary Research Methods in Health Care Ethics" and ?Directed Readings in Health Care Ethics? and lectures in the ethics courses offered in the School of Public Health and the School of Medicine. He directs the Department's "Certificate in Empirical Research Methods." In 2003, he received a Faculty Excellence Award from the Student Government Association at Saint Louis University.

His research interests currently include research ethics in mental health, ethics in organ transplantation, moral development and education, and empirical research on ethical issues.

He has served on numerous national committees on organ transplantation, including: the Institute of Medicine?s committee on increasing rates of organ donation; the Canadian Council for Donation and Transplantation?s Forum on Donation after Cardiac Death; the United Network for Organ Sharing's Regional Review Board for Livers; and Mid-America Transplant Services' committee for non-heart-beating organ donation. In the area of research ethics, he serves on a National Institute of Drug Abuse Data Safety Monitoring Board and on the Institutional Review Board at St. Anthony's Medical Center, and is a regular scientific reviewer for NIH programs that address research ethics. He is also a member of the Ethics Committee at St. Anthony?s Medical Center and St. Alexius Hospital in St. Louis and a former board member of the Association for Moral Education.