CARE Panel: The Ethics of Public Policy Research

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
12-1 p.m.EST
Via Zoom
Register here

Governments, scholars, and NGOs are increasingly making use of field experiments to accurately assess the effectiveness of policy interventions. For exam Ohio State researchers are currently studying the effectiveness of COVID-19 testing policies in select communities across Ohio, and others are studying the integration of prevention and overdose treatment in select communities hard hit by the opioid crisis.

Research ethics is often focused on the clinical context, leaving unanswered many ethical questions related to public policy research. This panel will discuss questions related to consent, risk assessment and duties owed to communities participating in these studies.

Featured panelists are Douglas MacKay, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Center for Bioethics, UNC Chapel Hill; and
Pamela Salsberry, Professor Emeritus, Health Behavior and Health Population, Ohio State University College of Public Health.


The Center for Ethics and Human Values’ CARE program is co-sponsored by the Office of Research with support from the OSUMC Center for Bioethics and the College of Public Health.