Robert John Levine MD

Professor of Medicine and Lecturer in Pharmacology; Chair: Executive Committee, Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics; Director, Law, Policy and Ethics Core, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, School of Public Health.

Departments & Organizations

Program for Biomedical EthicsPharmacologyCenter for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDSInternal Medicine

Research Interests

Medical ethics; Human subject research ethics; International research; Research involving children and adolescents; Informed consent; Institutional review boards; Regulations for the protection of human subjects; Doctor/patient relationship more...


  • M.D., George Washington University, 1958

Selected Publications

  • Levine, R.J.: The Nature, Scope and Justification of Clinical Research: What is Research? Who is a Subject? In The Oxford Textbook of Clinical Research Ethics, edited by E.J. Emanuel, C. Grady, R.A. Crouch, R. K. Lie, F.M.Miller and D. Wendler, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2008, Chapter 21, pp. 211-221.
  • Levine, RJ: Research Involving Adolescents as Subjects: Ethical Considerations. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1135, 280-286, 2008.
  • Fost, N. and Levine, RJ: The Dysregulation of Human Subjects Research. Journal of the American Medical Association. 298: 2196-2198, 2007.



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