Ronald Bayer, PhD, focuses his research on social justice and ethical issues related to AIDS, tuberculosis, illegal drugs, and tobacco. He is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and has served on its committees dealing with the social impact of AIDS, the elimination of tuberculosis, vaccine safety, smallpox vaccination, and the Ryan White Care Act. Dr. Bayer was an advisor to the World Health Organization on ethical issues related to public health surveillance, HIV and tuberculosis. His articles have appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, The Lancet, American Journal of Public Health, and The Milbank Quarterly.
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Honors & awards
New York Times, Notable Books of the Year (1989) American Library Association, Outstanding Books (1989) Britannica Book of the Year (1990) Mitglied, Institute of Medicine (2002) Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Health Policy Investigator Award (2005)
areas of expertiseEthics, HIV / AIDS, infectious diseases, addiction / substance abuse, smoking (tobacco)
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R. Bayer Stigma and Public Health Ethics: We Can't, But Should We? Social Science & Medicine 67 (3) 463-472 2008 R. Bayer and C. Edington HIV Testing, Human Rights and Global AIDS Policy: Exceptionalism and Its Discontents Journal of Health Policy, Politics and Law, 34 (3) 301-23 2009 R. Bayer Homosexuality and American Psychiatry: The Politics of Diagnosis Basic Books (paperback) / Princeton University Press 1981/1987 R. Bayer Private Acts, Social Consequences: AIDS and the Politics of Public Health Free Press (paperback) / Rutgers University Press 1989/1991 R. Bayer and G. Oppenheimer AIDS Doctors: Voices from the Epidemic Oxford University Press 2000 R. Klitzman and R. Bayer Mortal Secrets: Truth and Lies in the Age of AIDS Johns Hopkins University Press 2003 E. Feldman and R. Bayer Unfiltered: Conflicts over Tobacco Policy and Public Health Harvard University Press 2004 G. Oppenheimer and R. Bayer Shattered Dreams ?: An Oral History of the South African AIDS Epidemic Oxford University Press 2007 AL Fairchild, R. Bayer and J. Colgrove with D .Wol z. B. Searching Eyes: Privacy, the State, and Disease Surveillance in America California / Milbank Books 2007 R. Bayer Public Health Policy and the AIDS Epidemic: An End to HIV Exceptionalism? - New England Journal of Medicine 324 (21) 1500-1504. 1991 J. Colgrove and R. Bayer, Could it happen here? Controversies over vaccination risks and the specter of derailment Heath Affairs 24 (3) 729-739 2005Back to top