Members of the International Bioethics Committee

AARONS Dr (Mr) Derrick (Jamaica) - 2018-2021
Medical Doctor
Ethicist, Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA)
Former Bioethicist, Ethics Committee, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of West Indies
Former Chair, Advisory Panel on Ethics and Medico-Legal Affairs, Ministry of Health, Jamaica
Former President and Founder, Bioethics Society of the English-speaking Caribbean (BSEC)
Member, Editorial Board, Developing World Bioethics Journal
Member, Executive Council, UNESCO Latin American and Caribbean Bioethics Network (UNESCO-REDBIOETICA)

AL-ATIYYAT Prof. (Ms) Nijmeh (Jordan) - 2018-2021
Assistant Professor of Oncology Nursing, Hashemite University
Former Acting Dean, Faculty of Nursing, Hashemite University
Vice-Chairperson, Research IRB Committee, Hashemite University
Member, Jordanian Nursing Council
Member, Jordan National Committee for Ethics of Science and Technology
Member, National Committee of Palliative Care
Member, National Committee of Cancer Control
Founder and Organizer, Scientific day Cancer Control Innovation
ANDANDA Prof. (Ms) Pamela (Kenya) - 2016-2019
Professor of Law, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Advocate, High Court of Kenya
Member, Ethics Review Committee, Centre for Research in Therapeutic Sciences (CREATES), Strathmore University
Member, Data and Biospecimen Access Committee (DBAC) of the Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) (2016-2019)
Member, Data Access Committee, Southern African Human Genome Programme (SAHGP) (2017-2020)
Editor, South African Law Journal
BEN AMMAR Prof. (Mr) Mohamed Salah (Tunisia) - 2012-2019
Medical Doctor
Former Minister of Health of Tunisia
Professor of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine of Tunis 
Chairperson, Ethics and Governance Committee, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Former Member, National Bioethics Committee
BOUHAIMED Prof. (Ms) Manal (Kuwait) - 2012-2019
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine and Behavioural Sciences, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University
Consultant VitreoRetina Ophthalmologist
Vice-Chairperson of the IBC (2016-2017)
CHNEIWEISS Prof. (Mr) Hervé Michel (France) - 2014-2021
Director, Research Center Neuroscience Paris Seine-IBPS
Chairperson, Ethics Committee, National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM)
Former Member, National Advisory Ethics Committee for the Life Sciences    

DHAI Prof. (Ms) Ames (South Africa) - 2018-2021
Director, Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics, Wits University
Co-Chair, Human Research Ethics Committee (Medical), Wits University
Former President, South African Medical Association
Member, African Advisory Committee for Health Research Development, World Health Organization (WHO)
Member, Working Group on Clinical Research in Resource Limited Settings, Council of International Organizations of Medical Sciences CIOMS)
Former Member, Working Groups on the Declarations of Helsinki and Taipei, World Medical Association
Editor, South African Journal of Bioethics and Law
FERNANDO Prof. (Ms) Anoja Indrakanthi (Sri Lanka) - 2016-2019
Professor Emeritus, Pharmacology, University of Ruhuna
Member, National Health Research Council
Co-Chairperson, Working Committee on Bioethics, National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka
Former Chairperson, National Bioethics Committee
Former President, Asian Bioethics Association
Former President, Sri Lanka Medical Association
FORUS Dr (Ms) Anne (Norway) - 2016-2019
Senior Adviser, Department of Health Legislation and Biotechnology, Norwegian Directorate of Health
Member (since 2003), Former Chairperson (2013-2014) and former Bureau Member (2011-2012), Committee on Bioethics of the Council of Europe (DH-BIO)
Deputy Member, Norwegian Privacy Appeals Board (2013-2017)
FUJITA Prof. (Ms) Misao (Japan) - 2018-2021
Head and Professor, Uehiro Research Division for iPS Cell Ethics, Kyoto University
Member, Expert Panel on Bioethics, Cabinet Office’s Council for Science, Technology and Innovation
Member, Ethics Committee, International Society for Stem Cell Research
Clinical Psychologist
GRECO Prof. (Mr) Dirceu Bartolomeo (Brazil) - 2018-2021
Professor of Bioethics and Infectious Diseases, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)
Chair, Brazilian Bioethics Society (BBS)
Member, Brazilian National Commission on AIDS
Member, Technical Chamber on Bioethics, Brazilian National Medical Council
Former Member, National Commission on Anti-HIV Vaccines
Former Member, Brazilian National Commission for Research Ethics (CONEP)
Former Director, Department of IST, AIDS and Viral Hepatitis, Brazilian Ministry of Health (2010-2013)
IOAN Prof. (Ms) Beatrice Gabriela (Romania) - 2016-2019
Professor of Forensic Medicine and Bioethics and Vice-Rector, Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iasi, Romania
Forensic Physician, Institute of Forensic Medicine, Iasi, Romania
Chairperson, Committee on Bioethics of the Council of Europe (DH-BIO)
Chairperson, Bioethics Committee, Romanian College of Physicians
KIM Prof. (Ms) Ock-Joo (Republic of Korea) - 2016-2019
Professor and Chair, Department of the History of Medicine and Medical Humanities, College of Medicine, Seoul National University
Director, Centre for Human Research Protection, Seoul National University Hospital
Member, Expert Committee, Korean National Bioethics Committee
Member, Board of Directors, National Bioethics and Policy Institute, Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare
LEROUX Prof. (Ms) Thérèse (Canada) - 2012-2019
Full Professor Law, Faculty of Law, Université de Montréal
Researcher, Centre de recherche en droit public (CRDP), Faculty of Law, Université de Montréal
LIKINDA BOFONDA Prof. (M.) Evariste (Democratic Republic of Congo) - 2016-2019
Vice Dean responsible for education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Mbandaka
Professor of Neurosurgery, Medical Ethics and Bioethics, University of Mbandaka
Neurosurgeon and Head, Department of Surgery, University Hospital of Mbandaka
President, National Bioethics Committee of the Democratic Republic of Congo
Vice-Chairperson of the IBC (2018-2019)
MAGNUS Judge (Mr) Richard (Singapour) - 2012-2019
Chief Judge (Ret)
Chairperson, Bioethics Advisory Committee of Singapore
Chairperson, Public Guardian Board / Président, Conseil de surveillance publique
Singapore’s First Representative to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights
Alumnus of the National Agenda Council, World Economic Forum
Adjunct Professor
Vice-Chairperson of the IBC (2018-2019)
MARTINHO DA SILVA Dr. (Ms) Paula (Portugal) - 2018-2021
Visiting Professor, Bioethics Institute, Portuguese Catholic University
Member, Ethics Committee, Champalimaud Foundation Member, Ethics Committee, Centro Hospitaler de Lisboa Central
Former Chair, Ethics Council of José de Mello Saúde
Former Member, European group of Ethics in Science and New Technologies of the European Commission (EGE)
Former Chair, National Council of Ethics for the Life Sciences

MEZINSKA Dr. (Ms) Signe (Latvia) - 2016-2019
Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Latvia
Chairperson, Academic Ethics Commission, University of Latvia
Vice-Chairperson, Medical and Biomedical Research Ethics Committee, Riga East Clinical University Hospital Support Foundation
Board Member, Health Action International (HAI) Europe
Vice-Chairperson of the IBC (2016-2019)    

MONTALVO JÄÄSKELÄINEN Prof. (Mr) Federico (Spain) - 2014-2021
Associate Professor, Constitutional Law and Health Law, Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE)
Director, Center for Legal innovation (CID-ICADE)
Chairperson, Spanish Bioethics Committee
Member, Ethical Committee for Clinical Trials, Region of Madrid (2003-2012)
Member, Academy of Medicine of the Region of Murcia
MORENO Prof. (Mr) Jonathan D. (United States of America) - 2012-2019
Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, of History and Sociology of Science, and of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania
Elected member, National Academy of Medicine
National Associate, National Research Council    

ORER Prof. (Mr) Hakan S. (Turkey) - 2018-2021
Professor, School of Medicine, Koç University
Chair, Allied Ethics Committees on Clinical Trials, Biomedical Research, and Social Sciences and Humanities, Koç University
Member, Bioethics Expert Committee, National Commission for UNESCO
Member, Turkish Drugs and Medical Devices Authority, Advisory Committee on Clinical Trials, Ministry of Health
Elected Member, Science Academy (Turkey)
PALAZZANI Prof. (Mrs) Laura (Italy) - 2016-2019
Professor of Philosophy of Law and Biolaw, Department of Law, Lumsa University
Vice-Chairperson, Italian National Bioethics Committee
Member, European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies, European Commission
Member, Ethics committee, Children’s Hospital Bambino Gesù, Rome
PHELLAS Prof. (Mr) Constantinos (Cyprus) - 2018-2021
Chairperson, Cyprus National Bioethics Committee
Vice-Rector for Faculty and Research, University of Nicosia
Professor, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Nicosia
Bureau Member and Gender Equality Rapporteur, Committee on Bioethics of the Council of Europe (DH-BIO)
Member, National Medical Assisted Reproductive Board
Member, Cyprus Journalistic Ethics Commission
Member, Cyprus National Transplant Board
Member, Cyprus National AIDS Committee
Member, International Academy of Astronautics
PINSART Prof. (Ms) Marie-Geneviève (Belgium) - 2016-2019
Professor of Philosophy and Ethics
President, Ethics Committee, St-Jean Hospital, Brussels
Vice-Chairperson and Former Chairperson, Consultative Committee on Bioethics of Belgium
Member, Ethics Committee, Iris Sud Hospital (Brussels)
Member, Belgian Federal Commission for Medical and Scientific Research on in vitro embryos   

POP-JORDANOVA Prof. (Ms) Nada (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) - 2018-2021
Professor of Medical Psychology and Ethics, and Neuropsychology, University of Skopje
Professor of Developmental Psychology, International Balkan University
Retired Professor of Pediatrics, University of Skopje
Full Member and Researcher, Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Fellow, International College of Psychosomatic Medicine
Member, New York Academy of Science
Member, World Academy of Sciences and Arts
Member, European Academy of Sciences and Arts
ROZYNSKA Dr (Ms) Joanna (Poland) - 2018-2021
Assistant Professor, Institute of Philosophy, Center for Bioethics & Biolaw, University of Warsaw
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation, Chair of Bioethics and Social Problems in Medicine, Warsaw University of Physical Education
Member and Scientific Secretary, Bioethics Committee, Presidium of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Member, Research Ethics Committee, University of Warsaw
Member, Research Ethics Committee, Warsaw University of Physical Education
SAGOLS-SALES Prof. (Ms) Lizbeth (Mexico) - 2014-2021
Professor of Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
Member, University Programme on Bioethics, UNAM
Member, National Research System of Mexico
Member, Advisory Board, Bioethics National Commission of Mexico
SÁNCHEZ VARELA Prof. (Ms) Delia M. (Uruguay) - 2012-2019
Medical Doctor
Associate Professor of Bioethics, School of Medicine, University of the Republic (Uruguay) Former Academic Coordinator, MERCOSUR Health Systems Observatory
Former Director, Health Technology Assessment Unit, Ministry of Health
Rapporteur of the IBC (2018-2019)
SHAMSI GOOSHKI Prof. (Mr) Ehsan (Islamic Republic of Iran) - 2018-2021
Director, Medical Ethics and History of Medicine Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Secretary, Biomedical Ethics and Philosophy of Medicine Council, Iran Academy of Medical Science
Director, National Research Ethics Committee, Ministry of Health and Medical Education
Advisor to the President and the Director of Medical Ethics Department, Iran Medical Council
Board Member, Iranian Association for Ethics in Science and Technology
Member, National Bioethics Committee, Iranian National Commission for UNESCO
SIVERINO BAVIO Prof. (Ms) Paula (Argentina) - 2018-2021
Doctor in Law
Special Legal Advisor, Head of Cabinet of Ministers
Member, Bioethics Counsel, International Institute of Human Rights (Chapter for the Americas)
Chairperson, Ethics Committee Criminology Laboratory, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Member, Ethics Committee, Institute of Reproductive Medicine Fecunditas
Member, Steering Committee, Journal BioLaw/Biodiritto, University of Trento
Member, Argentinian Association of Juridical Bioethics
Director, Network of Female Lawyers of the Pacific (Chapter for Argentina)
Former Member, Committee of Sexual and Reproductive Rights, Peruvian Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Former Professor of Civil Law and Bioethics, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
TAL-DIA Prof. (MS) Anta (Senegal) - 2014-2021
Medical Doctor / Docteur en médecine
Professor of Public Health
Chief, Preventive Medicine and Public Health Service, Cheikh Anta Diop University
Director, Institute of Health and Development (ISED)
President, Advisory Committee on Immunization and Vaccines of Senegal
Member, National Ethics Committee for Health Research
Vice-Chairperson of the IBC (2016-2017)
TINDANA Dr (Ms) Paulina (Ghana) - 2014-2021
Senior Lecturer/Bioethicist, Department of Health Policy, Planning and Management, School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana
Chairperson, H3Africa Community Engagement Working Group, Human Heredity and Health in Africa Initiative (H3Africa)
Member, Ethics and Regulatory Issues Working Group, Human Heredity and Health in Africa Initiative (H3Africa)
Member, Board of Directors, International Association of Bioethics (IAB)
TOMB Prof. (Mr) Roland R. (Liban) - 2016-2019
Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Saint Joseph University
Chairperson and Professor, Department of Bioethics, Saint Joseph University
Member, Lebanese National Consultative Committee of Bioethics
Former Rapporteur, Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee of UNESCO (IGBC)
VAN DELDEN Prof. (Mr) Johannes (Hans) (Netherlands) - 2012-2019
Professor of Medical Ethics, University Medical Center, Utrecht University
Immediate Past-President, Council of International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS)
Chairperson of the IBC (2016-2019)    

VERGES DE LOPEZ Prof. (Ms) Claude (Panama) - 2012-2019
Professor of Deontology and Bioethics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Panama
Member, Committee on Research Ethics, Gorgas Institute of Health Research, Panama
Member, National Committee on Research Ethics, Panama
President, Committee on Research Ethics, University of Panama
Vice President, Redbioetica-Unesco
YONGYUTH Prof. (Mr) Yuthavong (Thailand) - 2016-2019
Advisor to the President, National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)
Senior Specialist, National Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
Former Minister, Ministry of Science and Technology (2006-2008)
Former Deputy Prime Minister (2014-2015)
Former Chairperson, Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee of UNESCO (IGBC)

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