Scott Kim, MD, PhD

Scott Kim, MD, PhD, is an associate professor of psychiatry and the co-director of CBSSM. His work has been supported by grants from the NIH and the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, and he is currently a Greenwall Faculty Scholar in Bioethics. He studies research ethics policy, especially the ethics of involving decisionally impaired persons in research, the ethics of high-risk research, and ethical issues in industry-academia relations. Trained as a philosopher, he also thinks a lot about the relationship between normative theories and empirical realities and how they affect (and ought to affect) our policies. His recent work uses deliberative democratic consultation methods to inform policies regarding surrogate consent for research. 

Recent Publications:

The public's approach to surrogate consent for dementia research: Cautious pragmatism
De Vries R, Ryan K, Stanczyk A, Appelbaum PS, Damschroder LJ, Knopman D, Kim SY. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 2012. In Press.

Analysis of informed consent document utilization in a minimal-risk genetic study
Desch K, Jun L, Kim SY, Laventhal N, Metzger K, Siemieniak D, Ginsburg D. Annals of Internal Medicine 2011;155:316-22.

Recent Press Coverage:

What's it worth? Public willingness to pay to avoid mental illnesses compared with general medical illnesses
Newswise - April 05, 2012

F.D.A. Panel is Split on Electroshock Risks
January 28, 2011