Anna Mastroianni

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Professor of Law

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Representative Publications

Books or Treatises

Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics (Anna Mastroianni, Nancy Kass & Jeffrey Kahn eds., Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2018).

Beyond Consent: Seeking Justice in Research (2d ed., Jeffrey Kahn, Anna Mastroianni & Jeremy Sugarman eds., Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2018).

Contemporary Issues in Bioethics (8th ed. Tom L. Beauchamp, LeRoy Walters, Jeffrey P. Kahn & Anna C. Mastroianni eds., Wadsworth 2013). 777 pp.

Contemporary Issues in Bioethics (7th ed. Tom L. Beauchamp, LeRoy Walters, Jeffrey P. Kahn & Anna C. Mastroianni eds., Thomson Wadsworth 2008). 806 pp.

Ethics and Public Health: Model Curriculum (Bruce Jennings, Jeffrey Kahn, Anna Mastroianni & Lisa S. Parker eds., Association of Schools of Public Health 2003). 267 pages

Ethics of Research with Human Subjects: Selected Policies and Resources (Jeremy Sugarman, Anna C. Mastroianni & Jeffrey P. Kahn eds., University Publishing Group 1998). 244 pages.

Beyond Consent: Seeking Justice in Research (Jeremy Sugarman, Anna C. Mastroianni & Jeffrey P. Kahn eds., Oxford University Press 1998). 190 pages.

Women and Health Research: Ethical and Legal Issues of Including Women in Clinical Studies (Anna C. Mastroianni, Ruth Faden & Daniel Federman eds., National Academy Press 1994). 2 vols.

Peer Reviewed Journals & Law Reviews

Carla Saenz . . . & Anna C. Mastroianni, Ethics, Regulation, and Beyond: The Landscape of Research with Pregnant Women, 14 Reprod. Health 173-78 (2017 Supp. 3).

Jeremy Sugarman et al., Ethical Considerations Regarding Amnioinfusions in the Treatment of Fetal Bilateral Renal Agenesis, Obstetrics & Gynecology (forthcoming).

Carleigh B. Krubiner et al., Opinion, Advancing HIV Research with Pregnant Women: Navigating Challenges and Opportunities, 30 AIDS 2261-65 (2016).

Beth E. Rivin, Douglas S. Diekema, Anna C. Mastroianni, John N. Krieger, Jeffrey D. Klausner & Brian J. Morris, Critical Evaluation of Adler's Challenge to the CDC's Male Circumcision Recommendations, 24 Int'l J. Child. Rts. 265-303 (2016).

Jessica A. Cohen, Anna C. Mastroianni & Ruth Macklin, Ethical Issues for Late-State Trials of Multipurpose Prevention Technologies for HIV and Pregnancy, 127 Int'l J. Gynecology & Obstetrics 221-24 (2014).

Effy Vayena, Anna Mastroianni & Jeffrey Kahn, Caught in the Web: Informed Consent for Online Health Research, Sci. Translational Med., Feb. 20, 2013, at 1-3.

Effy Vayena, Anna Mastroianni & Jeffrey Kahn, Ethical Issues in Health Research with Novel Online Sources, 102 Am. J. Pub. Health 2225-30 (2012).

Anna C. Mastroianni, Michelle M. Mello, Shannon Sommer, Mary Hardy & Thomas H. Gallagher, The Flaws in State "Apology" and "Disclosure" Laws Dilute Their Impact on Malpractice Suits, 29 Health Aff. 1611-19 (2010).

Anna C. Mastroianni, Slipping Through the Net: Social Vulnerability in Pandemic Planning, Hastings Center Rep., Sept.-Oct. 2009, at 11-12.

Tori Lallemont, Anna Mastroianni & Thomas M. Wickizer, Decision-Making Authority and Substance Abuse Treatment for Adolescents: A Survey of State Laws, 44 J. Adolescent Health 323-34 (2009).

Anna C. Mastroianni, Sustaining Public Trust: Falling Short in the Protection of Human Research Participants, Hastings Center Rep., May-June 2008, at 8-9.

Debra A. DeBruin, Stacy Lee Scholder, Jeffrey Kahn, Anna C. Mastroianni, Mary Faith Marshall, John Lantos & Jeremy Sugarman, Educational Approaches to the Responsible Conduct of Clinical Research: An Exploratory Study, 82 Acad. Med. 32-39 (2007).

Anna C. Mastroianni, Liability, Regulation and Policy in Surgical Innovation: The Cutting Edge of Research and Therapy, 16 Health Matrix 351-442 (2006).

Jeffrey P. Kahn & Anna C. Mastroianni, Creating a Stem Cell Donor: A Case Study in Reproductive Genetics, 14 Kennedy Inst. Ethics J. 81-96 (2004), reprinted in Cross Cultural Biotechnology: A Reader 43-55 (Michael C. Brannigan ed., Rowman & Littlefield 2004).

Jeffrey Kahn & Anna Mastroianni, Introduction, Looking Forward in Bioethics, 32 J. L. Med. & Ethics 196-97 (2004).

Anna C. Mastroianni & Jeffrey P. Kahn, Risk and Responsibility: Ethics, Grimes v Kennedy Krieger, and Public Health Research Involving Children, 92 Am. J. Pub. Health 1073-76 (2002).

James F. Childress, Ruth R. Faden, Ruth D. Gaare, Lawrence O. Gostin, Jeffrey Kahn, Richard J. Bonnie, Nancy E. Kass, Anna C. Mastroianni, Jonathan D. Moreno & Phillip Nieburg, Public Health Ethics: Mapping the Terrain, 30 J. L. Med. & Ethics 170-78 (2002).

Pasquale Patrizio, Anna C. Mastroianni & Luigi Mastroianni, Disclosure to Children Conceived with Donor Gametes Should Be Optional, 16 Hum. Reprod. 2036-38 (2001).

Jeffrey P. Kahn & Anna C. Mastroianni, Commentary, Moving from Compliance to Conscience: Why We Can and Should Improve on the Ethics of Clinical Research, 161 Archives Internal Med. 925-28 (2001).

Anna Mastroianni & Jeffrey Kahn, Swinging on the Pendulum: Shifting Views of Justice in Human Subjects Research, Hastings Center Rep., May-June 2001, at 21-28, reprinted in Harv. Health Pol'y Rev., Spring 2002, and in Health Care Ethics in Canada 325-31 (Francoise Baylis et al. eds., 2d ed. Thomson Nelson 2004); updated and revised in Law and Ethics in Biomedical Research: Regulation, Conflict of Interest and Liability 47-60 (Trudo Lemmens & Duff Waring eds., University of Toronto Press 2006), reprinted in 2 Seimei rinri to hô [Bioethics and the Law] 422-34 (Higuchi Norio & Iwata Futoshi eds., Koubundo Publishers 2008).

Anna C. Mastroianni & Jeffrey P. Kahn, Encouraging Accountability in Research: A Pilot Assessment of Training Efforts, 7 Accountability Res. 85-100 (1999), reprinted in substantial part in Investigating Research Integrity: Proceedings of the First ORI Research Conference on Research Integrity 215-21 (Nicholas H. Steneck & Mary D. Scheetz eds., Office of Research Integrity, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 2000), available at

J. Kahn & A. Mastroianni, Innocents Abroad? The Ethics of International Research, Minn. Med., July 1999, at 28-29.

Anna C. Mastroianni, National, Independent Oversight: Reinforcing the Safety Net for Human Subjects Research, 7 Accountability Res. 303-09 (1999), reprinted in Research and Decisional Capacity: Responding to the National Bioethics Advisory Commission 243-49 (Adil E. Shamoo ed., Taylor & Francis 2000) and in Human Experimentation and Research (George F. Tomossy & David N. Weisstub eds., Ashgate Publishing 2003) (International Library of Medicine, Ethics, and Law Series).

Franklin O. Smith, Joanne Kurtzberg, Evelyn M. Karson, Craig W.S. Howe, Benjamin Wilfond, Hal E. Broxmeyer, Anna C. Mastroianni, Samuel Gross & Jeremy Sugarman, Umbilical Cord Blood Collection, Storage and Transplantation: Issues and Recommendations for Expectant Parents and Patients, 10 Cancer Res. Therapy & Control 217-26 (1999).

Anna C. Mastroianni, A Dividing Policy: Making Rules about Embryo Research, 20 J. Andrology 688-91 (1999).

Anna C. Mastroianni & Jeffrey P. Kahn, The Importance of Expanding Current Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research, 73 Acad. Med. 1249-54 (1998).

Anna C. Mastroianni, HIV, Women, and Access to Clinical Trials: Tort Liability and Lessons from DES, 5 Duke J. Gender L. & Pol'y 167-91 (1998).

Anna Mastroianni & Jeffrey Kahn, Introduction to Special Issue, Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments, Kennedy Inst. Ethics J., Sept. 1996, at ix-xi.

Anna Mastroianni & Jeffrey Kahn, Research Ethics, the Cold War, and Protecting Human Subjects: The Report of the Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments, Newsl. Phil. & Med. (Am. Philosophical Ass'n), Spring 1996, at 84-89.

Anna Mastroianni & Jeffrey Kahn, Remedies for Human Subjects of Cold War Research: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee, 24 J.L. Med. & Ethics 118-26 (1996).

Anna C. Mastroianni, Ruth Faden & Daniel Federman, Women and Health Research: A Report from the Institute of Medicine, 4 Kennedy Inst. Ethics J. 55-62 (1994).

Jacqueline J. Glover, Anna Mastroianni, Keith R. Anderson & Joanne Lynn, Abridged Brief as Amicus Curiae of the American Geriatrics Society in Support of the Petitioner, Nancy Beth Cruzan, by Her Parents and Co-Guardians Lester L. and Joyce Cruzan, 38 J. Am. Geriatrics Soc'y 570-76 (1990).

M.S. Metzman, A. Mastroianni & J-F Strauss, Fatty Acid Composition of Unfertilized and Fertilized Eggs of the Sea Urchin, Arbacia punctulata, 13 Lipids 823-24 (1978).

Book Chapters

Margaret Olivia Little, Anne Drapkin Lyerly, Anna C. Mastroianni & Ruth R. Faden, Ethics and Research with Pregnant Women: Lessons from HIV/AIDS, in Clinical Research Involving Pregnant Women 227-46 (Franoise Baylis & Angela Ballantyne eds., Springer 2016).

Anna C. Mastroianni & Luigi Mastroianni Jr., Egg Donation: Ethical Considerations and Regulatory Context, in Ethical Dilemmas in Assisted Reproductive Technologies 111-19 (Joseph G. Schenker ed., De Gruyter 2011).

Jeffrey P. Kahn & Anna C. Mastroianni, Informed Consent in Epidemiologic Research, in Ethics and Epidemiology 71-83 (2d ed., Steven S. Coughlin, Tom L. Beauchamp & Douglas L. Weed eds., Oxford University Press 2009).

Jeffrey Kahn & Anna Mastroianni, The Implications of Public Health for Bioethics, in The Oxford Handbook of Bioethics 671-95 (Bonnie Steinbock ed., Oxford University Press 2007).

Anna Mastroianni, How Are We Doing? Outsiders Judge the IRBs, in PRIM&R Through the Years, 1974-2005: Three Decades of Protecting Human Subjects 362-69 (Paula Knudsen et al. eds., Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research 2006).

Kate Battuello & Anna Mastroianni, Legal Issues, in Gene-Environment Interactions: Fundamentals of Ecogenetics 411-26 (Lucio G. Costa & David L. Eaton eds., Wiley-Liss 2006).

Anna C. Mastroianni & Roger Jansson, The Legal Treatment of Surgical Innovation, in Ethical Guidelines for Innovative Surgery 93-116 (Angelique M. Reitsma & Jonathan D. Moreno eds., University Publishing Group 2006).

Anna Mastroianni, Geka shujutsu no gijutsu kakushin : Hôteki sekinin to kisei [Surgical Innovation: Liability and Regulation], in Seimei rinri to hô [Bioethics and the Law] 382-420 (Norio Higuchi & Yûko Tsuchiya eds., Kôbundô 2005).

Ruth Faden, Anna Mastrionni & Jeffrey Kahn, Beyond Belmont: Trust, Openness, and the Work of the Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments, in Belmont Revisited: Ethical Principles for Research with Human Subjects 41-54 (James F. Childress, Eric M. Meslin & Harold T. Shapiro eds., Georgetown University Press 2005).

Lisa V. Brock & Anna C. Mastroianni, Sperm and Egg Retrieval for Posthumous Reproduction: Practical, Ethical, and Legal Considerations, in Office Andrology 267-83 (Phillip E. Patton & David E. Battaglia eds., Humana Press 2005).

Jeffrey P. Kahn, Anna C. Mastroianni & Jeremy Sugarman, Changing Claims about Justice in Research: An Introduction and Overview, in Beyond Consent: Seeking Justice in Research 1-10 (Jeffrey P. Kahn, Anna C. Mastroianni & Jeremy Sugarman eds., Oxford University Press 1998).

Jeffrey P. Kahn, Anna C. Mastroianni & Jeremy Sugarman, Implementing Justice in a Changing Research Environment, in Beyond Consent: Seeking Justice in Research 166-73 (Jeffrey P. Kahn, Anna C. Mastroianni & Jeremy Sugarman eds., Oxford University Press 1998).

Professional Publications

Anna Mastroianni et al., Research with Pregnant Women: New Insights on Legal Decision-Making, 47 Hastings Ctr. Rep., no. 3, 2017, at 38-45.

Ruth R. Faden, Anna C. Mastroianni & Jeffrey P. Kahn, Letter to the Editor, Health Research and the HIPAA Privacy Rule, 299 JAMA 1259-60 (2008).

Anna C. Mastroianni & Jeffrey P. Kahn, Ethical Issues in Gene Therapy Research, in The Official Report for the 52nd World Medical Association General Assembly 39-41 (2000).


Jeffrey P. Kahn & Anna C. Mastroianni, Doing Research Well by Doing Right, Chron. Higher Educ., Feb. 15, 2002, at B24.

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