Portrait of Professor Davis
Dena Davis
J.D., Ph.D.
Presidential Endowed Chair in Health,
Professor, Bioethics
(610)758-6082
240 Maginnes Hall

Publications
      Articles

  • Line-Drawing, Embryonic Stem Cell Research, and the Dickey-Wicker Amendment (Forthcoming 2011)
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  • Ashkenazi Jews: Overburdened and Overexposed? 29 New Genetics and Society 241 (2010) (with N. Gerson, R. Ponsaran and L. Siminoff)
  • Contraception, Abortion, and Health Care Reform: Finding Appropriate Moral Ground 29 Mississippi College Law Review 379 (2010)
    K13 .I776 | HQ676.5 .U6 D28 2010
    Lexis | Westlaw |
  • Policy Statement American Academy of Pediatrics: Female Genital Mutilation, Pediatrics (Forthcoming 2010)
  • The Ambiguous Effects of Tort Law on Bioethics: The Case of Doctor-Patient Communication, 21 Journal of Clinical Ethics 264 (Fall 2010) SSRN |
  • Fathers, Foreskins, and Family Law, 16 Lahey Clinic Newsletter 4 (Spring 2009)
  • From Yuck to Wow and Back Again, 35 Religious Studies Review 147 (September 2009)
    Univ. Lib. - Periodicals SSRN |
  • The Parental Investment Factor and the Child's Right to an Open Future, 39 Hastings Center Report 24 (March-April 2009)
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  • A Thoughtful Look at Disability, 38 Hastings Center Report 54 (March-April 2008)
    Electronic Resource | Special Collections Archive
  • Religion, Genetics, and Sexual Orientation: The Jewish Tradition, 18 Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 125 (2008)
    Electronic Resource | Special Collections Archive SSRN |
  • Public Bioethics Across the Pond, Bioethics Forum (March 9, 2007) (available online at http://www.bioethicsforum.org/)
    Special Collections Archive
  • The Changing Face of "Misidentified Paternity", 32 Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 359 (2007)
    Univ. Lib. - Periodicals - 4th FL | RG133.5.D38 C52 2007 | Special Collections Archive
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  • Moral Ambition: The Sermons of Harry A. Blackmun, 72 Brooklyn Law Review 211 (2006)
    K2 .R664 | KF8754.B555 D38 2006
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  • The Puzzle of IVF, 6 Houston Journal of Health Law and Policy 275 (Symposium 2006)
    KF3830 .D28 2006 | K8 .O749
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  • Genetic Research and Communal Narratives, 34 Hastings Center Report 40 (July-August 2004)
    R724 .H27b | Special Collections Archive
  • Genetics: the Not-So-New Thing, 47 Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 430 (Summer 2004)
    Special Collections Archive | Electronic Resource
  • Health Care Professionals and Intersex Conditions, 158 Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, May 2004 (with J. Frader et al.)
    Univ. Lib. - Periodicals - 4th FL
  • Cultural Issues in Genetic Research with American Indian and Alaskan Native People, 25 IRB: Ethics & Human Research 12 (July-August 2003) (with M. B. Bowekaty)
    QH438.7 .B68 2003 | R853 .I72 | Special Collections Archive
  • Book Review, 17 Journal of Law and Religion 217 (2002) (reviewing R. Balie, Women and Jewish Law: The Essential Texts, Their History & Their Relevance for Today, Schocken Books (1995))
    K10 .O8732
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  • Genetic Research and Communal Narratives, 42 Jurimetrics 199 (2002)
    QH438.7 .D38 2002 | K10 .U68
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  • Stem Cells, Cloning, and Abortion: Making Careful Distinctions, 2 American Journal of Bioethics 47 (February 2002)
    Electronic Resource | Special Collections Archive
  • Book Review, Making Choices, 85 Judicature 96 (September/October 2001) (reviewing L. Andrews, Future Perfect: Confronting Decisions about Genetics, Columbia University Press (2001))
    K10 .U3
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  • Is Life of Infinite Value? 11 Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 239 (2001)
    BD435 .D38 2001 | R724 .K46
  • Male and Female Genital Mutilation: A Collision Course with the Law? 11 Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine 487 (2001)
    KF3760 .D38 2001 | RA1001 .H42
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  • Symposium Issue: "Who's Afraid of Commodification?" 11 Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal (September 2001) (guest editor with S. Holland)
    R724 .K46
  • Groups, Communities, and Contested Identities in Genetic Research, 30 Hastings Center Reports 38 (November 2000)
    R724 .H27b | Special Collections Archive
  • Informed Consent for Stem Cell Research in the Public Sector, 55 Journal of the American Medical Women's Association 270 (2000)
    R853.H8 D38 2000 | Special Collections Archive
  • Legal Trends in Bioethics, Journal of Clinical Ethics 1993-2000 (quarterly column)
    K10 .O824
  • Religious Clubs in the Public Schools: What Happened after Mergens? 64 Albany Law Review 225 (2000)
    KFO392.7 .D38 2000 | K1 .L39
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  • Rational Suicide and Predictive Genetic Testing, 10 Journal of Clinical Ethics 316 (1999)
    K10 .O824 | Special Collections Archive
  • Religious Attitudes Toward Cloning: A Tale of Two Creatures, 27 Hofstra Law Review 509 (1999)
    K8 .O45 | QH442.2 .D382 1999
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  • Bragdon v. Abbott: Who's In? Who's Out? 13 Aids & Public Policy Journal 99 (1998)
    RA644.A25 A352 | Special Collections Archive
  • Discovery of Children's Carrier Status for Recessive Genetic Disease: Some Ethical Issues, 2 Genetic Testing 323 (1998)
    RB155.7 G4 | Special Collections Archive
  • Medical Research with College Athletes: Some Ethical Issues, 20 IRB: A Review of Human Subjects Research 10 (1998)
    R853 .I72 | Special Collections Archive
  • Cochlear Implants and the Claims of Culture: A Response to Lane and Grodin, 7 Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 253 (1997)
    R724 .K46 | Special Collections Archive | Electronic Resource
  • Genetic Dilemmas and the Child's Right to an Open Future, 28 Rutgers Law Journal 549 (1997)
    K22 .U8 | HQ789 .D383 1997
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  • Genetic Dilemmas and the Child's Right to an Open Future, 27 Hastings Center Reports 7 (March-April 1997)
    R724 .H27b | Special Collections Archive
  • Joining a "Cult": Religious Choice or Psychological Aberration? 11 Journal of Law and Health 145 (1996-1997)
    K10 .O8767 | Special Collections Archive
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  • Tell Me A Story: Using Short Fiction in Teaching Law and Bioethics, 47 Journal of Legal Education 240 (1997)
    K10 .O8734
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  • The Child's Right to an Open Future: Yoder and Beyond, 26 Capital University Law Review 93 (1997)
    K3 .A68 | HQ789 .D38 1997
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  • What's Wrong with Cloning? 38 Jurimetrics 83 (1997)
    K10 .U68 | Special Collections Archive
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  • It?s My Canvas, II Biolaw S:120 (July-August 1996)
    K3611 .H86 B56
  • Mandatory HIV Testing in Newborns: Not Yet, Maybe Never, 7 Journal of Clinical Ethics 191 (Summer 1996)
    K10 .O824
  • The Role of Dharma in the Understanding of Professional Morality Among Hindu Physicians in India, 15 Monash Bioethics Review 29 (October 1996)
  • A Question of Context, 6 Journal of Clinical Ethics 232 (Winter 1995)
    K10 .O824
  • Embryos Created for Research Purposes, 5 Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 343 (December 1995)
    R724 .K46 | Special Collections Archive
  • Does ?No? Mean ?Yes?? Jehovah?s Witnesses and the Refusal of Blood, 19 Second Opinion 34 (January 1994)
    Univ. Lib. - Periodicals
  • It Ain?t Necessarily So: Clinicians, Bioethics, and Religious Studies, 5 Journal of Clinical Ethics 315 (Winter 1994)
    K10 .O824
  • Letter from Abroad: Leaves from a Research Diary, 5 Journal of Clinical Ethics 135 (1994)
    K10 .O824
  • Method in Jewish Bioethics: An Overview, 20 Journal of Contemporary Law 325 (Summer 1994)
    K10 .O8353 | BM538.H43 D28 1994
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  • Heartbreak and Heart?s-Ease: Thinking About Organ Transplants, 18 Second Opinion 118 (April 1993) (review essay)
    Electronic Resource | Special Collections Archive
  • Ironic Encounter: African Americans, American Jews, and the Relationship Between Church and State, 43 Catholic University Law Review 109 (Fall 1993)
    K3 .A87 | BL2525 .D27 1993
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  • Shifting the Burden of Proof in Right-To-Die Cases, 18 Second Opinion 30 (January 1993)
    Univ. Lib. - Periodicals
  • Abortion in Jewish Thought: A Study in Casuistry, 60 Journal of the American Academy of Religion 313 (December 1992)
    Univ. Lib. - Periodicals - 4th FL
  • Organ Transplants, Foreign Nationals, and the Free Rider Problem, 13 Theoretical Medicine 337 (December 1992)
    R723 .T42 | Special Collections Archive
  • Beyond Rabbi Hiyya's Wife: Women's Voices in Jewish Bioethics, 16 Second Opinion 10 (March 1991)
    Univ. Lib. - Periodical | Special Collections Archive
  • Rich Cases: The Ethics of Thick Description, 21 Hastings Center Report 12 (July-August 1991)
    R724 .H27b | Electronic Resource
  • Slim Just Left Town: Decision-Making on an Intensive Care Unit, 23 Connecticut Law Review 261 (1991) (Honorable Mention, 1989 Lappe Memorial Prize Competition, The Hastings Center)
    K3 .O654 | RC86.95 .D27 1991
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  • Old and Thin, 15 Second Opinion 26 (November 1990)
    Univ. Lib. - Periodicals
  • Reflections on A.C., 2 Biolaw S:448, (September-October 1990)
    K3611 .H86 B56
  • The American Constitution and Catholic Canon Law, 31 Journal of Church and State 207 (Spring 1989)
    K10 .O82
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  • Children with AIDS in the Public Schools: The Ethical Issues, 8 Journal of Medical Humanities and Bioethics 101 (Fall-Winter 1987)
  • Nursing: An Ethic of Caring, 2 Humane Medicine 19 (1986)
    Special Collections Archive
  • Dear Mrs. X, 5 IRB: Ethics & Human Research 6 (November-December 1983)
    R853 .I72 | Special Collections Archive

Books and Monographs

  • Genetic Dilemmas: Reproductive Technology, Parental Choices, and Children's Futures (2nd ed., Oxford University Press, 2010)
    RG133.5 .D38 2010
  • How Genes Tell Stories (Oxford University Press) (Forthcoming 2010)
  • Genetic Dilemmas: Reproductive Technology, Parental Choices, and Children's Futures (Routledge 2001)
    RG133.5 .D38 2001
  • Notes from a Narrow Ridge: Religious Studies and Bioethics (D. Davis & L. Zoloth eds., University Publishing Group 1999)
    R724 .N67 1999

Chapters and Contributions to Books

  • Circumcision: Religious Aspects, in 1 Encyclopedia of Bioethics 424-427 (S.G. Post, ed., 3rd rev. ed., Macmillan Reference USA: Thomson/Gale 2004)
    QH332 .E52 2004
  • Genital Alteration of Female Minors, in Cutting to the Core: Exploring the Ethics of Contested Surgeries 63-75 (D. Benatar, ed., Rowman & Littlefield 2006)
    Special Collections Archive | RD27.7 .C87 2006
  • Genetic Disability and Legal Action: Wrongful Birth, Wrongful Life, in 2 Encyclopedia of the Human Genome 804-806 (D. N. Cooper, ed., Nature Publishing Group 2003)
    Special Collections Archive
  • Sex Selection, in 5 Encyclopedia of the Human Genome 262-264 (D. N. Cooper, ed., Nature Publishing Group 2003)
    Special Collections Archive
  • Why Suicide Is Like Contraception: A Women-Centered View, in Physician Assisted Suicide: Expanding the Debate 113-122 (M. Battin, R. Rhodes & A. Silvers, eds., Routledge 1998)
    R726 .P496 1998 | Special Collections Archive
  • Method in Jewish Bioethics, in Religious Methods and Resources in Bioethics 109-126 (P. Camenisch, ed., Kluwer Academic 1994)
    R725.55 .R45 1994
  • Equal Treatment or Treatment as an Equal?, in Freedom, Dharma, and Rights 439-453 (C. Peden & Y. Hudson, eds., Edwin Mellen Press, Ltd. 1993)
  • Religion in the Public Arena: Black Political Leaders and Jewish Voters, in International Perspectives on Church and State 51-63 (M. Mor, ed., Creighton University Press 1993)
    BV631 .I58 1993

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