In 2014, I was awarded the American College of Health Care Executives Regents Award
for Distinguished Faculty and was recognized for my service and commitment to quality
health care management education. I am a summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Indiana University, where I designed the university’s bioethics major. I
am a former recipient of both a Fulbright and a Javits fellowship, and received my
Ph.D. in Bioethics & Health Policy from The Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School
of Public Health at the age of 25.
2014- American College of Health Care Executives Regent’s Award for Distinguished
2007- Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society, Alpha Chapter
2008-2010: Lifeboat Foundation Scientific Advisory Board and Ethics Advisory Board
2008- NanoBio 2008 Advisory Board, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
2008- NY Institutional Stem Cell Review Committee (“ISCR”), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
2015- Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)
2015- Health Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS)
2013- American Public Health Association (APHA)
2011- Kansas Public Health Association
2003- American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities (ASBH)
2003- Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE)
2006- Progressive Bioethics Initiative, Center for American Progress, Washington D.C.
2003 – 2006: Graduate Research Assistant, Phoebe R. Berman Bioethics Institute The
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
2003: Research Assistant, Indiana University Center for Bioethics, Indiana University
Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN
2000 - 2003: Research Assistant, Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics & American Institutions, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
2001- Research Intern, James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children and Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana
2000- Policy Intern, Genetics & Policy Alliance, Washington D.C.
Grants and Contracts
2015: Johnson McGee, S. “Milford Hospital – University of New Haven Strategic Partnership.” Contract of $20,000 for AY 2015-2016. Funded.
2014: Johnson McGee, S (PI) and William Carbone and Merlinda Ndreka (co-PIs). “Healthy Re-entry Plus.” May 21, 2014. Funds Requested: $125,000. Not Funded.
2013: Johnson McGee, S (PI) and Carolyn Hinton (co-PI). “Hurricane Emergency, Evacuation and Ethics (HE3) Grant.” November 21, 2013. Funds Requested: $83,386. Not Funded.
2010: Barohn, R and Aaronson, L. “HICTR CTSA Application.” National Institutes of Health (Johnson McGee S.,Ethics Section Contributor).
2010-2011: Johnson McGee, S. Contract with Center for Practical Bioethics for CCE Program. 50% FTE per year. Funds Requested: $65,000 per year. Funded.
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
2015: Edwin, A, Edwin, F and Johnson McGee, S . “Ethical Dilemmas Relating To The Management Of A Newborn With Down Syndrome And
Severe Congenital Heart Disease In A Resource-Poor Setting.” Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics. 5(3): 277-286.
2015: Johnson McGee, S and Silverman, RD. “Treatment Agreements, Informed Consent, and the Role of State
Medical Boards in Opioid Prescribing.” Pain Medicine. 2015, January. 16(1): 25-29.
2014: Edwin, A, Johnson McGee, S, Opare-Lokko, E, and Gyakobo MK. “A structured approach to end-of-life decision making
improves quality of care for patients with terminal illness in a teaching hospital
in Ghana.” American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. November 2 2014.
2014: Brown, Nancy C and Johnson McGee S. “Conceptualizing Boundaries for the Professionalization of Healthcare Ethics Practice: A Call for Empirical Research.”
HEC Forum. 26(2). Dec 2014, 325-41.
2014: Hebron, Allison and Johnson McGee S. “Precedent Autonomy Should Be Respected in Life-Sustaining Treatment Decisions.”
Journal of Medical Ethics. Oct 2014, 714-16.
2011: Goldberg, D and Johnson McGee S. “Pain as a Global Public Health Priority.” BMC Public Health. September 2011. 11:770.
2011: Johnson McGee S, Kaylor BD, Emmott H, and Christopher M. “Defining Chronic Pain Ethics.” Pain Medicine.Sep;12(9):1376-84.
2011: Johnson McGee S. “The Ideology and Politicization in Public Bioethics.” Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. January. January 2011. Vol. 20, Issue 1: 1-20.
2008: Taylor H and Johnson S. “The Ethics of Population-Based Research.” Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics. Summer. 35(2): 295-299.
2007: Johnson S. “Nanomedicine: Is It Hype, Will It Harm, or Will It Heal?” Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine. December. 3(4): 354.
2007: Johnson S. “Making Public Bioethics Public: The Legitimacy and Authority of Commissions.” Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal. October, 17(2): 143-152.
2007: Bawa R, and Johnson S. “The Ethical Dimensions of Nanomedicine.” Medical Clinics of North America. 91(5): 881-888. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Press.
2007: Engelman, M; and Johnson S. “Population Aging and International Development.” Developing World Bioethics. April 7(1): 8-18.
2007: Johnson S, and McGee, G. “Nanotechnologies in Health Care: A Needs Assessment Regarding Ethics and Policy in Nanomedicine.” Harvard Health Policy Review. 8(10): 46-54.
2006: Johnson S. “Multiple Roles and Successes in Public Bioethics: A Response to the Public Forum Critique of National Bioethics Commissions.” Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal. 16(2): 173-188
2006: Johnson S. “Ethics in Nanomedicine: A Needs-Assessment and Proposals for the Future.” Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine. December. 2(4): 284-285.
2006: Johnson S; and Burger I. “Limitations and Justifications for Analogical Reasoning.” American Journal of Bioethics. 6(6): 59.
2005: Johnson S; Kass NE; Natowicz M. "Disclosure of Personal Medical Information: Differences among Parents and Affected Adults for Genetic and Non-genetic Conditions." Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers. 9(3): 269-280.
Peer Reviewed Encyclopedia and Book Chapters
2014: Johnson McGee S and Goodwin, J . “The History of Bioethics Commissions.” Encyclopedia of Bioethics, 4th ed. Bruce Jennings, Editor. MacMillan Publishers. May 2014.
2012: Johnson McGee S. “Nanotechnology.” Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics. Chapter 44. Oxford, UK: Elsevier.
2009: Taylor H, Johnson S, Faden R, Kass N. The Ethics of Public Health Research: Moral Obligations to Communities, pp. 498-503 in Heggenhougen and Quah: International Encyclopedia of Public Health (2009), Vol. 2 , Academic Press, San Diego, CA.
2008: Bawa R, and Johnson S. “Emerging Issues in Nanomedicine and Ethics” in Fritz Allhoff and Patrick Lin (eds.), Nanoethics: Emerging Debates (Dordrecht: Springer).
2008: Meslin EM and Johnson S. National Bioethics Commissions and Research Ethics. Chapter 19. Oxford Textbook of Clinical Research Ethics. New York: Oxford University Press.
2015: Johnson McGee, S . “Population Health Management: The Convergence of Public Health, Health Care, and Health Administration” American Public Health Association 2015 Annual
Meeting. Chicago, IL. November 2, 2015.
2015: Johnson McGee, S. “Developing a Curriculum in Population Health Management: Challenges and Opportunities for Interdisciplinary Graduate Healthcare Administration
Programs.” American Public Health Association 2015 Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. November
2015: Johnson McGee, S and McGee, G. “E-cigarette Ethics: The Precautionary Principle and Harm Reduction As a Basis for an E-Cigarette Ban.” American Public Health Association 2015 Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. November 2, 2015.
2014: Johnson McGee, S and McGee, Glenn. “Ethics Education for Healthcare Administrators: Challenges and
Opportunities for Thinking Differently about Health Care Ethics.” American Public
Health Association 2014 Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. November 18th, 2014.
2014: Forte, Kristen Keough and Johnson McGee, S. “Ethics of Opioid Contracts as a Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Strategy.” Poster
Presentation. American Public Health Association 2014 Annual Meeting. New Orleans,
LA. November 18th, 2014.
2014: Johnson McGee S. “To Sign or Not to Sign: Treatment Agreements, Informed Consent and the Role of State
Medical Boards in Opioid Prescribing.” Association for Practical and Professional
Ethics 2014 Annual Meeting. February 28, 2014. Jacksonville, FL.
2011: Johnson McGee S. “Chronic Pain: A Public Health Ethics or Clinical Ethics Issue?” American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Paper Presentation. 2011 Annual Meeting,
October 15th, 2011.
2007: Johnson S. “Bioethics Commissions East and West: Deliberations on Genetics at the National Level.” International Conference on Genethics. Sponsored by Hong Kong Baptist University and Oxford University. December 11-13th, 2007.
2007: Johnson S. "Big Fears of Small Things: Beyond Risk and Safety for the Ethics of Nanotechnologies". NanoBio 2007 Conference. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. September 17th, 2007.
2006: Johnson S. “Can Empirical Bioethics Do More Than Describe? The Potential Contributions of Empirical
Data to Ethical Theory and Concepts in Bioethics.” ASBH Annual Meeting. October 26th, 2006.
2006: Johnson, S. “A Needs Assessment for Ethics in Nanomedicine.” American Academy of Nanomedicine Annual Meeting. September 9th, 2006.
2006: Johnson S. “Governmental Impacts of Presidential Bioethics Commissions.” Midwest Political
Science Association Annual Meeting. April 22nd, 2006.
2006: Johnson, S. “Multiple Roles and Successes of Bioethics Commissions.” Association for Practical and Professional Ethics Annual Meeting. March 3rd, 2006.
Editorships and Editorial Boards
2014- Ethics and Behavior, Editorial Board Member
2013- Frontiers in ELSI in Science and Genetics, Associate Editor & Editorial Board Member
2008-2012: The American Journal of Bioethics (AJOB)• Taylor & Francis Publishers
2011-2012: Co-Editor-in-Chief, AJOB
2008-2011: Executive Editor, AJOB, AJOB Neuroscience & AJOB Primary Research
AJOB is bioethics’ highest impact journal, with the highest immediacy impact journal
in all of ISI’s ranked journals. It is also #1 in impact in health law and in health
Service to Institutions and the Field
2014- American Public Health Association Ethics Section
- Governing Council (2015-present)
- Leadership Team (2014-present)
- Nominating Committee (2014-present)
2014- American Public Health Association (APHA) Abstract Reviewer
- Health Administration Section
- Ethics Section
2013- American College of Healthcare Executives, Connecticut Chapter, Higher Education Network
2013- University of New Haven
- College of Business Executive Council (2015-present)
- University Committee on Interdisciplinary Innovation Building (2015-present)
- University Ad Hoc Experiential Education / Quality of Instruction Committee (2015-present)
- University Experiential Education Advisory Task Force (2015-present)
- President’s Representative Committee on Experiential Education (2015-present)
- University Program Review Task Force (2015-present)
- Tobacco-Free Campus Implementation Committee (2015-present)
- Faculty Senate, (2013-present)
- University Assessment Committee (2013-2015)
- Graduate Student Showcase Committee (2013-2014)
- Graduate Council (2014-present)
- Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (2014-present)
- Responsible Conduct of Research Committee (2013-present)
- College of Business Academic and Student Affairs Committee (2013-present)
2011- KUMC Graduate Student Travel Awards Committee
2010-2014: ASBH Annual Meeting Abstract Reviewer
- Health Policy Subcommittee (2010-2012, 2014)
- Public Health Ethics Subcommittee (2012)
- Education Subcommittee (2011)
2010-2011: Member, Kansas City Regional Ethics Committee Consortium
2010-2011: Member, Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics Ethics Committee
2008-2010: APHA Abstract Reviewer, Ethics SPIG
2008-2007: Member, Graduate Studies Operations Committee, Albany Medical College
2008-2007: Member, Graduate Curriculum Committee, Albany Medical College
2007: Co-Director, 19th Bioethics Summer Retreat (“Summer Camp”) Lake George NY
2005-2006: Staff, Research Ethics Consulting Service, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School
of Public Health
2005 – 2006: Co-Chair, Student Coordinating Committee, Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
2004 – 2005: Student Representative, Academic Planning and Curriculum Committee, Department
of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
2004- Hospital Ethics Committee and Consulting Service Internship, Johns Hopkins Hospital
2002 – 2003 Student Member and Ethicist, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, Indiana University Bloomington
2000 – 2003: Honors Advisory Board Mentoring Program, Honors College, Indiana University Bloomington
2000 - 2003: Student Activities Committee, Individualized Major Program, Indiana University Bloomington
September 2013: University of New Haven, West Haven, CT
Associate Professor of Management, College of Business
MS in Healthcare Administration at West Haven Campus and Yale-New Haven Health System
- HCAD 6600 Introduction to the US Healthcare System
- HCAD 6601 Management of Healthcare Organizations
- HCAD 6604 Law and Public Health
- HCAD 6605 Healthcare Ethics
- HCAD 6608 Healthcare Administration Capstone
- HCAD 6693 Healthcare Administration Internship
- MGMT 4451(H) Healthcare in America: Ethics, Politics, and Policy
- PADM 6669 Healthcare Policy, Planning and Execution
- PADM 6670 Special Topics: Population Health Management
- eMBA 975 Corporate Social Responsibility
- eMBA 971 Business Ethics
January 2012: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago IL
Adjunct Associate Professor, Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy
Director for MA and D.Bioethics Program Capstone Courses
Online M.A. and D.Bioethics in Bioethics and Health Policy
- BEHP 492 Masters Capstone
- BEHP 423 Doctoral Capstone I
- BEHP 424 Doctoral Capstone II
October 2010 - January 2012: University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS
Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management
- PRVM 867 Ethical Issues in Public Health
- HPM 810 The Healthcare System
- HPM 837 Health Care Policy & Administration
September 2010 - January 2012: Center for Practical Bioethics, Kansas City, MO
Certificate in Clinical Ethics and Health Policy Faculty
- CPB 500 Practice of Clinical Ethics and Health Policy
- CPB 501 Philosophy of Clinical Ethics and Health Policy
- CPB 502 Onsite Clinical Ethics Practicum
2007 - June 2008: Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Faculty, Alden March Bioethics Institute
Co-Instructor, Health Care and Society, Years 1 and 2
- AMBI 500 Introduction to Bioethics
- AMBI 620 Introduction to Research Ethics
- AMBI 622 Ethics of Innovative Technologies
- AMBI 625 Advanced Empirical Bioethics
- AMBI 642 Masters Thesis Capstone
2005: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
Graduate Teaching Instructor, Graduate Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
2004 - 2005: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Health Policy and Management
2004 - 2005: Johns Hopkins University College of Arts and Sciences, Baltimore, MD
Guest Lecturer, Department of Biology
Spring 2003: Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, IN
Teaching Intern, Department of Philosophy
Summer 2002: Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth, Baltimore, MD
Course Director, Introduction to Philosophy and Bioethics