Dalton Tomlin Chair of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Baylor College of Medicine


BA from University of Colorado
MA from Stanford University
Ethics and Policy
PhD from University of British Columbia
Policy and Ethics

Professional Interests

  • Empirical ethics
  • First-in-human clinical trials
  • Genomics and gene editing
  • Stem cells and regenerative medicine
  • Ethics of entrepreneurship
  • Medical tourism
  • Public Outreach

Professional Statement

Dr. Scott is the Dalton Tomlin Chair in Medical Ethics and Health Policy. He received his BA in biology and biopsychology from the University of Colorado (Boulder), his MLA in ethics and policy from Stanford University, and his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. His research uses qualitative and quantitative approaches to study the ethical, legal, social, and policy implications of emerging biotechnologies and clinical medicine. Dr. Scott is an emeritus faculty and senior research scholar at the Stanford University Center for Bioethics and past Director of the Stanford Program on Stem Cells in Society.

Selected Publications