Faculty and Staff

James F Dwyer, PhD

James F Dwyer, PhD
Appointed 07/08/04
111 Center for Bioethics and Humanities
618 Irving Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-8668

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown

Research Programs and Affiliations

  • Bioethics and Humanities


Research Interests

  • Health, justice and democracy; global health and ethics; personal. professional, and social responsibility


  • Adults and Children


  • Ethics Consultation

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital
  • Crouse Hospital


Much of the work in bioethics has focused on ethical issues about research, clinical decisions, and the use of new technology. Too little work has focused on the social conditions, structures, and policies that have a profound effect on people's health. In his work, Dr. Dwyer tries to correct this imbalance. He examines issues of socialjustice, moral responsibility, and responsiveness -- at the local, national, and global level.


Selected References

Dwyer J.  Teaching global health ethics.  In Global Health Ethics, edited by S Benatar and G. Brock (Cambridge: Cambridge Unviersity Press, 2011): 319-28.

Dwyer J.  How to connect bioethics and environmental ethics: health, sustainability, and justice.  Bioethics.  2009;23(9):497-502.

Dwyer J.  When the discharge plan is deportation: immigrants, hospitals, and social responsibility.  Bioethics.  2009;23(3):ii-iv.

Dwyer J.  The century of biology: three views.  Sustainability Science.  2008;3(2):283-285.

Dwyer J, Tsai D.  Developing the duty to treat: HIV, SARS, and the next epidemic.  Journal of Medical Ethics.  2008;34:7-10.

Dwyer J.  What's wrong with the global migration of health care professionals? Individual rights and international justice.  Hastings Center Report.  2007;37(5):36-43.

Dwyer J.  Case study: what should the dean do?  Hastings Center Report.  2006;36(4):14-16.

Dwyer J.  Global health and justice.  Bioethics.  2005;83:875-876.

Dwyer J.  Illegal immigrants, health care, and social responsibility.  Hastings Center Report.  2004;34(1):34-41.

Dwyer J.  Part of my liver.  Transplantation.  2003;76:1266-1267.

Dwyer J.  Primum non tacere: an ethics of speaking up.  Hastings Center Report.  1994;24(1):13-18.




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  • Danning Huang, MS (Biostatistical Analyst, Center for Research & Evaluation)
  • Cindy Paikin (Program Coordinator, CNYMPH Program)
  • Rita Rowe (Staff Assistant, CNYMPH Program)
  • Laura Schad (Assistant to Chair, DPHPM)
  • Steven Ziemba, MBA (Business Coordinator, DPHPM)