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Lainie Ross
, MD , PhD
Carolyn and Matthew Bucksbaum Professor of Clinical Medical Ethics
Academic Pediatrics
Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, Medicine, Surgery and the College
Academic Pediatrics
Co-Director of the Institute of Translational Medicine (Clinical and Translational Science Award)
Academic Pediatrics
Associate Director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
Academic Pediatrics

Contact Information

(773) 702-6323 — Phone
(773) 834-5964 — Fax

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Lainie Ross’s publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database

Research Interests


Areas of research include ethical and policy issues in  organ transplantation, health care disparities, genetics, pediatrics and human subjects protections


Recently published articles:



Benjamin E. Hippen, J. Richard Thistlethwaite, Jr., and Lainie Friedman Ross. Risk, Prognosis, and Unintended Consequences in Kidney Allocation.  New England Journal of Medicine.  2011; 364:  1285-7.

Lainie Friedman Ross, Will Parker, Robert M Veatch, Sommer Gentry, and J. Richard Thistlethwaite Jr.  Equal Opportunity Supplemented by Fair Innings: Equity and Efficiency in Allocating Deceased Donor Kidneys. Plus Appendix.  American Journal of Transplantation 2012; 12: 2115–2124.



Joy Koopmans, Lucy A. Cox, Holly Benjamin, Ellen Wright Clayton, and Lainie Friedman Ross.  Sickle Cell Trait Screening in Athletes:  Pediatricians' Attitudes   and Concerns.  Pediatrics. 2011, 128:  477-483. 

Lainie Friedman Ross, A re-examination of the use of ethnicity in prenatal carrier testing.  American Journal of Medical Genetics, 2012; 158A:19–23.



Amy A Lemke, Colin M.E. Halverson, and Lainie Friedman Ross.  Biobank Participation and Returning Research Results:  Perspectives from a Deliberative Engagement in South Side Chicago.  American Journal of Medical Genetics, 2012; 158A(5):1029-37.

Colin M.E. Halverson and Lainie Friedman Ross, Incidental Findings of Therapeutic Misconception in Biobank-Based Research.  Genetics in Medicine, 2012; 14(6): 611-5.



Lainie Friedman Ross.  Newborn Screening for Lysosomal Storage Diseases: An Ethical and Policy Analysis". Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease, 2012; 35 (4): 627-434.



Emily E. Anderson, Stephanie Solomon, Elizabeth Heitman, James M. DuBois, Celia B. Fisher, Rhonda G. Kost, Mary Ellen Lawless,  Cornelia Ramsey, Bonnie Jones, Alice Ammerman, and Lainie Friedman Ross.  Research Ethics Education for Community-Engaged Research: A Review and Research Agenda.  Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 2012; 7(2):  3–19.



Lainie Friedman Ross, Children, Families and Health Care Decision Making. Oxford UK: Oxford University Press, (Clarendon Press), 1998.

Lainie Friedman Ross, Children in Medical Research: Access versus Protection. Oxford UK: Oxford University Press (Clarendon Press), 2006.