Dominic A. Sisti

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Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Program Director, Scattergood Program for Applied Ethics of Behavioral Health Care, Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy
Associate Fellow, Penn Center for Public Health Initiatives
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Department: Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Contact information
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy
Blockley Hall, Floor 14
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-573-4037
Education:
B.S. (Biology)
Villanova University, 1996.
MBE (Bioethics)
University of Pennsylvania, 2000.
Ph.D. (Philosophy)
Michigan State University, 2010.
Post-Graduate Training
Templeton Junior Research Fellow, Center for Academic Integrity, Duke University, 2004-2006.
Edmund Pellegrino Fellow, Center for Clinical Bioethics, Georgetown University, 2008-2008.
Coursework in Health Policy Research Methods, University of Pennsylvania, 2017-2017.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Ethics consultation
Ethics in psychiatry

Description of Research Expertise

Ethical & policy issues in mental health care
Ethics in end of life care
Bioethics education

Selected Publications

Sisti D, Segal A, Emanuel E: Improving Long-term Psychiatric Care: Bring Back the Asylum. JAMA 313(3): 243-44, Jan 2015.

Sisti D, Ramamurthy C: From Alienism to ACOs: Integrating Psychiatry, Again. Psychiatric Services 67(4): 372–74, March 2016 Notes: [Psychiatric Services in Advance doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201500400; Epub ahead of print, December 2015]

Johnson R, Persad G, Sisti D: The Tarasoff Rule: The Implications of Inter-State Variation & Gaps in Professional Training. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 42(4): 469-77, Dec 2014.

Sisti D, Segal A, Thase M: Proceed With Caution: Off-Label Ketamine Treatment for Major Depressive Disorder. Current Psychiatry Reports 16(12): 527, Oct 2014 Notes: 10.1007/s11920-014-0527-z.

Young M, Sisti D, Rimon-Greenspan H, Schwartz J, Caplan A: Immune to Addiction: The Ethical Dimensions of Substance Abuse Vaccines. Nature Immunology 13(6): 521-24, June 2012 Notes: Reprinted in the Ashgate Library of Essays on the Ethics of Emerging Technologies, July 2015.

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