Improving Equity, Transparency, and Accountability in Research in the Age of Mass Incarceration

Ethics Grand Rounds: Improving Equity, Transparency and Accountability of Research in the Age of Mass Incarceration

March 1, 2023 Ethics Grand Rounds on Incarceration and Health Justice

March 1, 2023

Division of Ethics Grand Rounds Series on Incarceration and Health Justice
Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Emily Wang, MD, Professor, Yale School of Medicine
  • Lisa Puglisi, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine
  • Michelle Daniel Jones, ABD, 6th Year Doctoral Student, American Studies, New York University

Moderator: Sandra Soo-Jin Lee, PhD, Chief, Division of Ethics, Professor of Medical Humanities and Ethics, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

Description: Research historically has taken advantage of the most vulnerable populations, leading to stricter legal and ethical research guidelines. Still, there are many grey areas in the responsible and ethical conduct of research that remain problematic and unresolved. Are incarcerated individuals truly able to make informed and un-coerced choices about participating in research? This session explores the ethical principles and policies surrounding the conduct of research with incarcerated individuals, and what factors may make research with this population either fair or coercive.

Resources: Click here for a list of resources mentioned during this session.