Steve became Director of Yale’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics in 2011, having been Deputy Director since 2008. For the previous nine years, he had been Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Health Law & Policy at Quinnipiac University School of Law. Before entering academia full-time, Steve served as Director of Ethics Standards at the American Medical Association. He is a former graduate fellow of Harvard’s Safra Center on Ethics and a former Research Fellow of the University of Edinburgh’s Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities. He is a past member of the board of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, which gave him its Distinguished Service Award in 2010. He does clinical ethics consultation with the Pediatric Ethics Committee of Yale-New Haven’s Children’s Hospital, and serves on the Medical Review Board of Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families.
Steve’s research deals broadly with the intersections of bioethics with law. He is currently working on a Robert Wood Johnson funded project to map out US statutory and case law criminalizing transmission and exposure to HIV/AIDS.
Some of Steve’s representative publications include:
- Whither the Affordable Care Act? 42 Hastings Center Report 3:14-15 (May/June 2012).
- National Values, Institutions and Health Policies: What Do They Imply for Medicare Reform? (co-authored with T. Marmor and K. Okma), 12 J. of Comparative Policy Analysis 1-2:179-196 (Feb/Apr. 2010).
- Law Between The Cultures: C. P. Snow’s The Two Cultures And The Problem Of Scientific Illiteracy In Law. 32 Technology in Society 1:31-4 (Jan 2010).
- Between Public Opinion and Public Policy: Human Embryonic Stem-Cell Research and Path-Dependency. 37 Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 4:800-06. (Winter 2009).
- Ethics and “Caesarian Delivery on Maternal Demand” (co-authored with Errol Norwitz). 33 Seminars in Perinatology 6:405-9 (2009).