Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Department of
Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Department of Medical Ethics / People / Merz

Jon F. Merz, MBA, JD, PhD

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

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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 BK, Yarandi HN, Merz JF: Empirical developments in retraction. J Med Ethics 2008 Notes: in press.

Kempner J, Perlis CS, Merz JF: Ethics. Forbidden knowledge. Science 307(5711): 854, Feb 2005.

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

Merz JF, Henry MR: The prevalence of patent interferences in gene technology. Nature Biotechnology 22(2): 153-4, Feb 2004.

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

Henry MR, Cho MK, Weaver MA, Merz JF: DNA patenting and licensing. Science 297: 1279, 2002.

Nelson RM, Merz JF: Voluntariness of consent for research: an empirical and conceptual review. Medical Care 40(9 Suppl): V69-80, Sep 2002.

Merz JF, Kriss AG, Leonard DGB, Cho MK: Diagnostic testing fails the test. Nature 415(6872): 577-9, Feb 7 2002.

Merz JF, Leonard DG, Miller ER: IRB review and consent in human tissue research. Science 283(5408): 1647-8, Mar 12 1999.

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