CBHS faculty provide ongoing service to Wake Forest University entities as well as other local, state, national and international entities involved in ethical decision-making regarding patient care, research, and health policy.

Examples of this service include

Christina Marsh Dalton, PhD

Professor Dalton is an expert in how markets are organized to provide health care services. She regularly speaks with public audiences and the media on issues of health care markets, health insurance, and consumer decision-making. Professor Dalton is the founder of the North Carolina Health Economics Colloquium, a forum to promote active discussion and exchange of current research at the intersection of microeconomics and health economics and policy in the North Carolina region. She is recently active in issues of health insurance incentives and how local market conditions influence health care delivery.

Gerardo Maradiaga, MA

Clinical Ethicist, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Gerardo is involved in undergraduate and graduate medical education with the Wake Forest School of Medicine, serves on the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (WFBMC) Institutional Review Board, and serves as the lead clinical ethics consultant with the WFBMC Clinical Ethics Consultation Service. He co-directs the Medicine and Patients in Society (MAPS) course, a course that explores ethical, professional, social issues in medicine with first and second-year medical students. He has been involved in various bioethics initiatives aimed at improving awareness of advance care planning in the community. He also performs with and serves as the Executive Director of the Triad Area Medical Orchestra (TAMO), a local orchestra composed of medical professionals, including students, from across the Piedmont Triad (Greensboro, High Point, and Winston-Salem) that aims to connect diverse medical professionals with members of the community.

Ana S. Iltis, PhD

  • Member, Data Safety Monitoring Board, KIDS-DOTT, October 2016 – present

  • Member, Data Safety Monitoring Board, Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network NIDDK DSMB/OSMB for Rare Kidney Stone Consortium (RKSC), December 2011 – present

  • Member, Data Safety Monitoring Board, Acute Venous Thrombosis: Thrombus Removal with Adjunctive Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis (ATTRACT), NHLBI, March 2010 – present

Mark A. Hall, JD

  • Advises state policy makers in NC regarding possible expansion of Medicaid.

  • Advises federal officials about proposals to avoid “surprise” medical bills.

  • Participating in National Academy of Medicine activities relating to health policy and ethics.

  • Reviews grant proposals for the Agency for Healthcare Policy and Research.

Nancy M.P. King, JD

  • Member, Clinical Ethics Committee, and Policy and Organizational Ethics Subcommittees, WFBMC, 2007 – present

  • Founding Member, WFBMC Institutional DSMB, 2008 – present

  • Member, Institutional Biosafety Committee, term beginning 2016

  • Member, Subpart A Subcommittee for the US DHHS Secretary’s Advisory Committee for Human Research Protections, 2015 – present

  • Member, Data and Safety Monitoring Board, AIDS Malignancy Consortium, NCI, NIH, term beginning 2015

  • Member, Editorial Board, Ethics & Human Research, beginning 2018

  • Member, Cancer Center DSMB, term beginning 2018

  • Member, Core Conference Planning Committee, PRIM&R, term beginning 2020

  • Member, Editorial Board, Gene Therapy, term beginning 2020

  • Hastings Center Fellows Selection Committee, term beginning 2020

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