Associate Professor
FCM-Research Programs
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US
Assistant Professor by Courtesy
Baylor Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
United States
William W. O'Donnell, M.D. & Regina O'Donnell Chair in Family Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States


JD from Stanford Law School
Advanced Training from Swedish Medical Center-Seattle
MD from New York University School Of Medicine
B.A. from Yale University
Fellowship at Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics


American Board of Family Medicine

Professional Interests

  • The regulation of research

Professional Statement

I study the regulation of research by institutional review boards, also called ethics review boards outside the United States. I have written a manual for IRB members, "Balanced Ethics Review," and am now working on a book about how we can best regulate research.

Selected Publications


Ongoing study of the regulation of research by IRBs and RECs