Emily E. Anderson, Ph.D., M.P.H.

  • Associate Professor, Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics,
    Stritch School of Medicine
Advanced Degrees
  • PhD in Health Care Ethics, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO
  • MPH in Community Health Sciences (Health Education/Health Promotion), University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health, Chicago, IL






Emily E. Anderson, PhD, MPH, is associate professor in the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics. Her areas of interest and expertise include ethical issues in research with vulnerable populations; research ethics and institutional review board (IRB) policy; ethical issues related to emerging biotechnologies; ethical issues in public health and health disparities; and the application of qualitative research techniques to the study of research ethics. Dr. Anderson has published articles in the American Journal of Bioethics, Ethics and Behavior, Journal of Law Medicine and Ethics, Academic Medicine, Accountability in Research, and the Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics (JERHRE). She is a member of the editorial board of JERHRE and associate editor for research articles for the journal Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics.She also has five years of experience serving on an IRB and is a member of the faculty of Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R). Dr. Anderson is also a co-investigator on several federally-funded research and educational projects.

BEHP 405 Research Ethics
BMSC 405 Ethical Issues in Biomedical Sciences
BEHP 425 Integrating Empirical Research in Bioethics
BEHP 430 Advanced Topics in Research Ethics: Special Populations

Research Interests
Research ethics and empirical bioethics


Anderson EE, Newman SB, Matthews AK. (2017) Improving Informed Consent: Stakeholder Views. AJOB Empirical Bioethics, DOI: 10.1080/23294515.2017.1362488.

Anderson EE, Valadares, K (Eds). (2017) Community-Academic Partnerships in Research and Public Health. Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics 7(1): 1.

Wasson K, Kuczewski M, McCarthy M, Parsi K, Anderson EE, Hutchison P. (2017) Navigating Clinical Ethics: Using Real Case Constellations to Guide Learners and Teachers in Medicine. Southern Medical Journal 110(3): 195-99.

Solomon S, DeBruin D, Eder M, Heitman E, Kaberry JM, McCormick JB, Opp J, Sharp R, Strelnick AH, Winkler SJ, Yarborough M, Anderson EE. (2016) Community-Engaged Research Ethics Review: Exploring Flexibility in Federal Regulations. IRB: Ethics & Human Research 38(3): 11-19.

DuBois JM, Chibnall J, Anderson EE, et al. (2016) A Mixed-Method Analysis of Reports on 100 Cases of Improper Prescribing of Controlled Substances. Journal of Drug Issues,

Anderson EE. (2015) Learning from Research Participants (Open Peer Commentary). American Journal of Bioethics 15(11):14-16.

Anderson EE. (2015) CIRTification: Training in Human Research Protections for Community Research Partners. Progress in Community Health Partnerships 9(2): 283-288.

Anderson EE, Tejeda SJ, Childers K, Stolley MR, Warnecke RB, and Hoskins KF. (2015). Breast Cancer Risk Assessment with Low-Income Women of Color in Primary Care: A Pilot Study. Journal of Oncology Practice 11(4): e460-e467. (e-pub ahead of print: http://jop.ascopubs.org/content/early/recent)

Anderson EE, Kuczewski MG. (2015) The Search for a Meaningful Evaluation of Professionalism. In Assessment, Evaluation and Grading of Medical Students. Edited by William McGaghie and Louis Pangaro, Gegensatz Press.

Anderson EE, Wasson K. (2015) Personal Narratives of Genetic Testing: Expectations, Emotions, and Impact on Self and Family.  Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics 5(3): 229-35.

Wasson K, Anderson EE, Hagstrom E, McCarthy M, Parsi K, Kuczewski M. (2015) What Ethical Issues Really Arise in Practice at an Academic Medical Center? A Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis of Clinical Ethics Consultations from 2008-2013. HEC Forum 27(3): DOI 10.1007/s10730-015-9293-5.

Fullerton SM, Anderson EE, Cowan K, Malen RC, and Brugge D. (2015). Awareness of federal regulatory mechanisms  relevant to community engaged research: Survey of health disparities-oriented NIH-funded investigators. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics. 10(1): 13-21.

Rush CL, Darling M, Elliott MG, Febus-Sampayo I, Kuo C, Muñoz  J, Duron Y, Torres M, Campos Galván C, Gonzalez F, Caicedo L, Nápoles A, Jensen RE, Anderson EE, & Graves KD. (2015). Engaging Latina Cancer Survivors, their Caregivers, and Community Partners in a Randomized Controlled Trial: Nueva Vida Intervention. Quality of Life Research.  24(5): 1107-1118.

Anderson EE. (2014). Ethical Considerations in Collecting Health Survey Data. In Handbook of Health Survey Methods. Edited by Timothy Johnson, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Kuczewski MG, McCarthy MP, Michelfelder A, Anderson EE, Wasson K, Hatchett L. (2014) “I Will Never Let that be OK Again.” Student Reflections on Competent Spiritual Care for Patients. Academic Medicine. 89(1): 54-59.

Anderson EE, Solomon S. 2013.Community engagement: critical to continued public trust in research. American Journal of Bioethics. Dec;13(12):44-6.

DuBois JM, Anderson EE, Chibnall J, Carroll K, Gibb T, Ogbuka C and Rubbelke T. (2013) Understanding Research Misconduct: A Comparative Analysis of 120 Cases of Professional Wrongdoing. Accountability in Research 20 (5-6): 320-338.

DuBois JM, Anderson EE, Chibnall J. (2013) Understanding the Severity of Wrongdoing in Health Care Delivery and Research: Lessons Learned from a Historiometric Study of 100 Cases. AJOB Primary Research 4(3): 39-48.

DuBois JM, Anderson EE, Chibnall J. (2013) Assessing the Need for a Research Ethics Remediation Program. Clinical and Translational Science 6(3): 209-13.
Anderson EE. (2013) Ethical Principles for Introducing Device and/or Mesh Use into Your Practice. Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology 56(2): 232-7.

DuBois JM, Anderson EE, Carroll K, Gibb T, Kraus E, Rubbelke T, and Vasher M. (2012) Environmental Factors Contributing to Wrongdoing in Medicine: A Criterion-Based Review of Studies and Cases. Ethics and Behavior 22(3), 163-88.

Anderson EE. (2012) Review of Marion Danis, Emily Largent, David Wendler, Sara Chandros Hull, Seema Shah, Joseph Millum, Benjamin Berkman, Christine Grady, Research Ethics Consultation: A Casebook. American Journal of Bioethics 12(10): 54-5.

Anderson EE, and Hoskins, K. (2012) Individual Breast Cancer Risk Assessment in Underserved Populations: Integrating Empirical Bioethics and Health Disparities Research. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 23(4 suppl): 34-46.

Anderson EE, and DuBois JM. (2012) IRB Decision-Making with Imperfect Knowledge: A Framework for Evidence-Based Research Ethics Review. American Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics 40(4): 951-69.

Anderson EE, Solomon S, Heitman E, DuBois JM, Fisher CB, Kost RG, Lawless ME, Ramsey C, Jones B, Ammerman A, and Ross LF. (2012) Research Ethics Education for Community Engaged Research: A Review and Research Agenda. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics 7(2):3-19.

Anderson EE, Kraus EM. (2011) Re-examining Empirical Data on Conflicts of Interest Through the Lens of Personal Narratives. Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics 1(2): 91-9.

Hotze T, Shaw K, Anderson EE, Wynia M. (2011) Doctor, Would You Prescribe a Pill to Help Me? A National Survey of Physicians Using Medicine for Human Enhancement. American Journal of Bioethics11(3): 3-13.


Preventing Ethical Disasters in the Practice of Medicine (subcontract with Washington University)

Development of Informed Consent Training Video for Community-Engaged Health Disparities Research Funded by the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (subcontract with University of Illinois at Chicago)

How Do Underserved Women Think about Breast Cancer Risk? Funded by the National Cancer Institute (subcontract with University of Illinois Chicago)

Environmental Factors Associated with Professional Misconduct in Medical Research and Practice Funded by the Bander Family Foundation (subcontract with Saint Louis University)