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Amy T. Campbell

Amy T. Campbell, JD, MBE is an Associate Professor of Bioethics and Humanities. She also holds an appointment at the Syracuse University College of Law (courtesy), and is Associate Faculty in the Bioethics Program of Union Graduate College-Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Ms. Campbell joined the Center in 2008. She received her law degree from Yale Law School and her Master's in Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Ms. Campbell teaches in several venues at SUNY Upstate. She directs Research Ethics: Responsible Conduct of Scientific Research I and II for basic science students and also directs the Health Care Ethics course for College of Nursing and College of Health Professions students. She also teaches medical students in Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in Medicine (ELSIM). Additionally, as faculty member in the Consortium for Culture and Medicine, she regularly offers a course on child health policy. Her scholarly interests include how to develop health policy from a therapeutic and ethical perspective, how to inform bioethicists' role on a global policy stage, and how better to meet legal training needs in medical education (including via innovative interdisciplinary approaches). Particular populations of interest include children, adolescents, and persons with mental health disorders.

Ms. Campbell is active in the university, where she serves on the Research Conflict of Interest Committee and the Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee. She is also assisting in efforts to develop a program on social responsibility and medical activism. Beyond the university, she serves on the International Scientific Committee of the International Association of Law and Mental Health (IALMH), serves on the Advisory Board of the World Medical & Health Policy Journal, and is policy advisor to the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN). She also serves on the advocacy committee of the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine, and on the steering committee of the Pediatric Ethics Affinity Group of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities. Ms. Campbell has also been a policy and ethics Consultant to the Institute of Medicine, and has co-led policy efforts of the Global Implementation Conference, (for which she now serves on the Practice Group Redesign team).

Ms. Campbell may be reached by phone at 315-464-8456 or by email at

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Selected Publications

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Campbell AT. “Teaching Law in Medical Schools: First, Reflect.” Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics. 2012; 40(2): in press.

Campbell AT. “The Context for Government Regulation of Obesity Around the Globe: Implications for Global Policy Action.” World Medical & Health Policy. 2012; 4(2): Article 4.

Campbell AT. “Using Therapeutic Jurisprudence to Frame the Role of Emotion in Health Policymaking.” Phoenix Law Review 2012; 5(4): 676-704. (Inaugural issue on Comprehensive Law and Therapeutic Jurisprudence; with peer review)

Campbell AT, Derrington SF, Hester DM, Lew CD. “Her Own Decision: Impairment and Authenticity in Adolescence.” Journal of Clinical Ethics. 2012 (Spring); 23(1):47-55.

Campbell AT. “Bioethics in the Public Square: Reflections on the How.” Journal of Medical Ethics. 2012; 38:439-441.

Campbell AT, Aulisio MP. “The Stigma of “Mental” Illness: End Stage Anorexia and Treatment Refusal.International Journal of Eating Disorders. 2012; 45(5):627-634.

Campbell AT, English A. “Law, Ethics, and Clinical Discretion: Recurring and Emerging Issues in Adolescent Health.Adolescent Medicine State of the Art Reviews. 2011; 22(2): 321-334.

Campbell AT, Sicklick J, Galowitz P, Retkin R, Fleishman SB.  “How Bioethics Can Enrich Medical-Legal Collaborations.” Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics. 2010 (Winter); 38(4):847-862.

Campbell AT. “Therapeutic Jurisprudence: A Framework for Evidence-Informed Health Care Policymaking.” International Journal of Law and Psychiatry.  2010; 33:281-292.

Campbell AT.  "Medicating Children: ADHD and Pediatric Mental Health," Book ReviewJournal of Legal Medicine. 2010; 31(2): 231-239.

Chaudron LH, Szilagyi PG, Campbell AT, Mounts KO, McInerny TK.  "Legal and Ethical Considerations: Risks and Benefits of Postpartum Depression Screening at Well-Child Visits."  Pediatrics.  2007; 119(1): 123-128. 

Campbell AT.  "Consent, Competence, and Confidentiality Related to Psychiatric Conditions in Adolescent Medicine Practice."  Adolescent Medicine Clinics.  2006; 17(1): 25-47.

Campbell AT.  "State Regulation of Medical Research with Children and Adolescents: An Overview and Analysis."  In: Field MJ and RE Behrman, eds. Ethical Conduct of Clinical Research Involving Children.  Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 2004, Appendix B: 320-387.

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