Jon F. Merz, MBA, JD, PhD

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Associate Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Department: Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Contact information
Penn Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
3401 Market St
Suite 320
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3308
B.S. (Nuclear Engineering)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1978.
University of North Florida, 1983.
Duquesne University School of Law, 1987.
Ph.D. (Engineering & Public Policy)
Carnegie Mellon University, 1991.
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Selected Publications

Redman, B.K., Yarandi, H.N., Merz, J.F.: Empirical developments in retraction. J. Med. Ethics 2008 Notes: in press.

Kempner, Joanna. Perlis, Clifford S. Merz, Jon F.: Ethics. Forbidden knowledge.[see comment]. Science 307(5711): 854, Feb 11 2005.

Merz, J.F. McGee, G.E. Sankar, P.: "Iceland Inc."?: On the ethics of commercial population genomics. Social Science & Medicine 58(6): 1201-9, Mar 2004.

Merz, J.F. and Henry, M.R.: The prevalence of patent interferences in gene technology. Nature Biotechnology 22(2): 153-4, Feb 2004.

Katz, D., Caplan, A.L., Merz, J.F.: All gifts large and small: toward an understanding of the ethics of the pharmaceutical industry gift giving. Am. J. Bioethics 3(3): 39-46, 2003 Notes: Award: ISI Essential Science Indicators, New Hot Papers, May 2005;

Henry, M.R., Cho, M.K., Weaver, M.A., Merz, J.F.: DNA patenting and licensing. Science 297: 1279, 2002.

Nelson, Robert M. Merz, Jon F.: Voluntariness of consent for research: an empirical and conceptual review. [Review] [126 refs] Medical Care 40(9 Suppl): V69-80, Sep 2002.

Merz, Jon F. Kriss, Antigone G. Leonard, Debra G B. Cho, Mildred K.: Diagnostic testing fails the test. Nature 415(6872): 577-9, Feb 7 2002.

Merz, J.F., Leonard, D.G., Miller, E.R.: IRB review and consent in human tissue research. Science 283(5408): 1647-8, Mar 12 1999.

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