Stephen R. Latham

Adjunct Professor of Management

Professor Stephen R. Latham

Stephen R. Latham is director of the Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, where he teaches bioethics-related courses to both undergraduates and MBAs, and does clinical ethics consulting in pediatrics. A former healthcare business and regulatory attorney, Latham served as director of Ethics Standards at the American Medical Association, and as secretary to its Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, from 1996-1998. He has taught health law and ethics-related courses at the law schools of Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, UC Berkeley, and Harvard, and to college students at Brown. For nearly a decade, he was professor of law and director of the Center for Health Law & Policy at Quinnipiac University School of Law. Latham is a former graduate fellow of Harvard's Safra Center on Ethics, and a former vice-chair of the ABA Health Law Section's Interest Group on Medical Research, Biotechnology and Clinical Ethics. In 2005-2006, he was a research fellow at the University of Edinburgh's Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities. He has served on Connecticut's Stem Cell Research Advisory Committee and on the board of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, which gave him its distinguished service award in 2010.

Latham's publications on health law, professionalism and bioethics have appeared in numerous journals and law reviews, including JAMA, the New England Journal of Medicine, the American Journal of Law and Medicine, the Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, the American Journal of Bioethics, the Hastings Center Report, the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, and the Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie. He has contributed chapters to numerous university-press books, including the Blackwell Guide to Medical Ethics and the Cambridge World History of Bioethics. He serves on the editorial boards of the Cambridge Dictionary of Bioethics, the American Journal of Law and Medicine and the Encyclopedia of Bioethics. His co-edited book, The American Medical Ethics Revolution (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press) was selected by Choice as one of the "top academic books of 2000." 


  • PhD, University of California at Berkeley
  • JD, Harvard Law School


Law and Management
MGT 885