About the Commission

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (the Commission) is an advisory panel of the nation’s leaders in medicine, science, ethics, religion, law, and engineering. The Commission advises the President on bioethical issues arising from advances in biomedicine and related areas of science and technology. The Commission seeks to identify and promote policies and practices that ensure scientific research, health care delivery, and technological innovation are conducted in a socially and ethically responsible manner.

Group photo of Commission members

Back row: COL Nelson Michael, M.D., Ph.D., Yolanda Ali, MBA, Stephen L. Hauser, M.D., Alexander G. Garza, M.D., John D. Arras, Ph.D., Daniel Sulmasy, M.D., Ph.D., Christine Grady, R.N., Ph.D., Barbara F. Atkinson, M.D.

Front row: Raju Kucherlapati, Ph.D., Nita A. Farahany, J.D., Ph.D., Amy Gutmann, Ph.D., James W. Wagner, Ph.D., Anita L. Allen, J.D., Ph.D.