Wolpe Publications and Media


Carroll, J., Wolpe, P.R., Sexuality and Gender in Society. HarperCollins  Publishers, New York, 1996.

Wolpe, P.R., A Comparison of Ethics with ART in the U.S. and Abroad. American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Monograph, 2001.

Wolpe, P.R., Embryo Donation and Embryo Adoption. American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Monograph, 2001.

Book reviews

Wolpe, P.S., (1986) Alternative medicines: Popular and Policy Perspectives. (Book Review), American Journal of Sociology 92:246-48.

Wolpe, P.R., (1996) Professions and the public interest: Medical power, altruism, and alternative medicine, by Mike Saks (book review). Contemporary Sociology 15(1)

Wolpe, P.R., (1996) Jewish bioethics (Book Review of Benjamin Freedman, Duty and Healing,: Foundations of a Jewish Bioethics) and sidebar on Cyber Publishing. Journal of the American Medical Association 276(19):1605-1606. 

Wolpe, P.R.: Some choice, (1999) Law, medicine, and the market, by George Annas (Book Review Essay). Journal of Legal Medicine 20:507- 511.

Wolpe, P.R., (2003) Better than well: American medicine meets the American dream by Carl Elliot (Book Review). American Journal of Bioethics 3(3):68 –69.

Wolpe, P.R., (2003) Playing God? Human genetic engineering and the rationalization of public bioethical debate by John H. Evans (Book Review). American Journal of Sociology 109(1):215-217.

Chapters in books

Wolpe, P.S., (1983) Mind, metaphor, and medicine. Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Human Functioning. 1983:163-171.

Weinstein, S.P., Wolpe, P.R., (1990) The substance abuser in recovery: A neglected resource? Invited Paper, published in Training a Diverse Population, National Commission on Employment Policy.

Moreno, J., Caplan, A.L., Wolpe, P.R., (1998) Informed consent. Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics. Academic Press, Inc., San Diego, CA.

Wolpe, P.R., (1998) Ethics and complementary modalities. Encyclopedia of Complementary Health Practices.  Springer Publishing Co., New York.

Wolpe, P.R., (1998) The triumph of autonomy in American medical ethics: A sociological view in DeVries R. and Subedi J. (Eds.) Bioethics and Society:  Sociological Investigations of the Enterprise of Bioethics, Prentice Hall, New York.

Cho, M.K., Magnus, D., Caplan, A., McGee, D., and the Ethics of Genomics Group (Robert Aronowitz, Charles Bosk, A. L. Caplan, M. K. Cho, Mary Lynn Dell, M. Susan Lindee, D. Magnus, D. McGee, Glenn McGee, Jon F. Merz, Michael Orsi, Claire Pouncey, Pamela Sankar, Gerald I. Wolpe, and Paul R. Wolpe), (1999) “Genetics: ethical considerations in synthesizing a minimal genome.” Science 286:2087-90.

Wolpe, P.R., Moreno, J., Caplan, A.L.: Ethical principles and history in Pincus H.A., Lieberman J.A., and Ferris S. (Eds.), (1999) Ethics in Psychiatric Research: A Resource Manual for Human Subjects Protection, The American Psychiatric Association, Washington, D.C.

Wolpe, P.R., Alternative medicine and the AMA in Baker RB, Caplan AL, Emanuel LL, Latham SR (Eds.), (1999) Ethics in American Medicine: The American Medical Ethics Revolution, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, pp. 218-240.

Wolpe, P.R., (Nov/Dec: 2000) Conspiracy of silence: Medical research and moral obligation.  The Park Ridge Center Bulletin.

Wolpe, P.R., (2001) Helping people requires making hard decisions in Clouse B.F. (Ed.) Transitions.  McGraw Hill.

Wolpe, P.R., Caplan, A.L., (2001) Ethical issues in research and treatment of patients with mood disorders in Amsterdam J. Hornig M, Nierenberg AA. (Eds.) Textbook on Refractory Depression, Cambridge University Press, pp. 504-516.

Wolpe, P.R., McGee, G., (2001) Expert bioethics, public discourse, and the case of embryonic stem cells in Holland S., Lebacqz K., Zoloth L., (Eds.) Beyond Cloning:  Embryos, Ethics and Immortality --The Debate Over Human Embryonic Stem Cells, The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.

Wolpe, P.R., (2002) Medical culture and CAM culture: Science and ritual in the academic medical center,  in Callahan D. (Ed.) The Role of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Georgetown University Press, Washington D.C., pp.163-171.

Wolpe, P.R., (2002) Ending life in Behoref Hayamim-In the Winter of Life: A Values-Based Jewish Guide for Decision-Making at the End of Life, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College Press, Wyncote, PA, pp. 134- 147.

Wolpe, P.R., (2002) Families and treatment decisions in Behoref Hayamim-In the Winter of Life: A Values-Based Jewish Guide for Decision-Making at the End of Life, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College Press, Wyncote, PA, pp. 63-77.

Wolpe, P.R., (2002) Forming new relationships in Behoref Hayamim-In the Winter of Life: A Values-Based Jewish Guide for Decision-Making at the End of Life, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College Press, Wyncote, PA, pp. 25-39.

Gur, R., Moberg, P., Wolpe, P.R., (2002) Ethical issues in neuropsychology in psychiatric settings in Bush S., and Drexler M. (Eds.) Ethical Issues in Clinical Neuropsychology. Swets & Zeitlinger, Lisse, The Netherlands.

Wolpe, P.R., (2003) Neurotechnology, cyborgs, and the sense of self in Marcus S.J. (Ed.) Neuroethics: Mapping the Field. Dana Press, New York.

Blank, M.B., Lorion, R.P., Wolpe, P.R., (2003) Ethical considerations in prevention in The Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention. Kluwer, New York, pp. 69-79.

Wolpe, P.R., (2004) Not just how, but whether: Revisiting Hans Jonas. American Journal of Bioethics 3(4):vii-viii.

Magnus, D., Wolpe, P.R., Carroll, K., McGee, G., (2004) A new era for AJOB. American Journal of Bioethics 4(3):x-xi.

Wolpe, P.R., (2004) Neuroethics in Post, S.G. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Bioethics, 3rd edition. Macmillan Reference USA, New York.

Wolpe, P.R., (2004) The holocaust in Post, S.G. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Bioethics, 3rd edition, Macmillan Reference USA, New York.

Wolpe, P.R., (2004) Neurotechnology and brain-computer interfaces: Ethical and social implications in Emerging Technologies and Ethical Issues in Engineering, National Academy of Engineering, The National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.

Wolpe, P.R., (2004) Treatment, enhancement, and the ethics of neurotherapeutics in Caplan A.L., McCartney J.J. and Sisti D.A. (Eds.) Health, Disease, and Illness, Georgetown University Press, Washington, D.C.

Laneader, A., Wolpe, P.R., (2005) Ethical considerations in cosmetic surgery.  In David B. Sarwer, Thomas Pruzinsky, Thomas F. Cash, Robert M. Goldwyn, John A. Persing, and Linton A. Whitaker (eds.), Psychological Aspects of Plastic Surgery.  Lippincott, Philadelphia, PA.

Farah, M.J., Wolpe, P.R. & Caplan, A., (2005) Brain research and bioethics. In J. Gunning & S. Holm (Eds.) Ethics, Law and Society. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing.

Wolpe, P.R., (2006) Religious responses to neuroscientific questions in Illes, J. (Ed.) Neuroethics: Defining the issues in theory, practice, and policy, Oxford University Press, Oxford, Oxford, UK, 298-296.

Wolpe, P.R., (2006) Understanding “quality of life”:  Does it have a role in medical decision-making?  In Zohar N. (Ed.) Quality of Life in Jewish Bioethics, Lexington Books, Oxford, UK, 11-18.

Wolpe, P.R., Wu, L., (2006) Nanotechnology, neurotechnology, and the ethical challenges of human interventions in Faria, L. (Ed.) The Role of Health Law, Bioethics, and Human Rights to Promote a Safer and Healthier World.  Fundação Luso-Americana:Lisbon, Portugal, 93-104.

Kimberly, M.B., Wolpe, P.R., (2006) Philosophical, ethical, and social consideration of evolutionary cognitive neuroscience in S. Platek, Julian Paul Keenan, Todd Shackleford  (Ed.), Evolutionary Cognitive Neuroscience. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 559-578.

Wolpe, P.R., Sahl, M., Howard, J.R., (2007) Bioethical issues in medicinal chemistry and drug treatment in Taylor J., Triggle D. (Eds.), Comprehensive Medicinal Chemistry II, Volume 1 Elsevier: Oxford, 681- 708.

Wolpe, P.R., Ford, P., Harhay, M., (2007) Bioethical issues in deep brain stimulation.  In Baltuch, G. and Stern, M.B. (Eds.) Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease, Taylor and Francis, 323-338.

Farah, M.J., Wolpe, P.R., (2007) Defining Right and Wrong in Brain Science.  In Glannon, W., (Ed.) Defining Right and Wrong in Brain Science, Washington, D.C.: Dana Press.

Wolpe, P.R., Professionalism and Politics: Biomedicalization and the Rise of Bioethics.  In Moreno, J., Berger, S. (Eds.) Progressive Bioethics (forthcoming, 2009). 

Wolpe, P.R., Nanoethics: NanoNonsense?  In Zoloth, L., Flory, M. (Eds.) The Social Scale: Nanotechnology and Justice (forthcoming, 2009). 

Wolpe, P.R., Medical Confidentiality: A Perspective from a Bioethicst. In Spandorfer, J., Pohl, C., Nasca, T., and Rattner, S.L. (Eds.) Professionalism in Medicine: The Case-Based Guide for Medical Students (forthcoming, 2009).  

Wolpe, P.R. Is my mind mine? Neuroethics and brain imaging. In Ravitsky, V., Fiester, A., and Caplan, A.L. (Eds.) The Penn Center Guide to Bioethics (forthcoming, 2010)

Wolpe, P.R. Professionalism and Politics: Biomedicalization and the Rise of Bioethics.  In Moreno, J (Ed) Bioethics and Politics (forthcoming, 2010)


Wolpe, P.S., (1985) Medicine, technology, and lived relations. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 28:314-322.

Wolpe, P.R., (1985) The maintenance of professional authority: Acupuncture and the American physician. Social Problems 32:409-424. (Reprinted in H. Schwartz (ed.), Dominant Issues in Medical Sociology, New York: Random House, 1987.)

Wolpe, P.R., (1985) The holistic heresy: Strategies of ideological control in the medical profession. Social Science and Medicine 31(8):913-923.

Wolpe, P.R., Schwartz, S., Sanford, B., (1991) Psychiatric inpatients'  knowledge of their rights. Hospital and Community Psychiatry 42(11):1168-9.

Wolpe, P.R., Gorton, G., Serota, R., (1992) Determining compliance to outpatient treatment in dual diagnosis patients.  Hospital and Community Psychiatry, 44 (1):45-49. (Reprinted in Dual Diagnosis of Mental Illness and Substance Abuse: Collected Articles from Hospital and Community Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Press, Arlington Virginia, 1993).

Waldfogel, S., Wolpe, P.R., (1993) Using awareness of religious factors to enhance interventions in consultation-liaison psychiatry. Hospital and Community Psychiatry 44(5):473-477.

Wolpe, P.R., (1994) The dynamics of heresy in a profession. Social Science and Medicine 39(9):1133-1148.

Wolpe, P.R., (1997) If I am only my genes, what am I?  Genetic essentialism and a Jewish response. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 7(3):213-230.

Sugarman, J., Kaalund, V., Kodish, E., Marshall, M.F., Reisner, E., Wilfond, B., Wolpe, P.R., (1997) Ethical issues in umbilical cord blood banking.  Journal of the American Medical Association 278(11):938-944.

Sugarman, J., Kaalund, V., Kodish, E., Marshall, M.F., Reisner, E., Wilfond, B., Wolpe, P.R., (1998) Ethical issues in umbilical cord blood banking.  Obstetrics & Gynecological Survey 53(5):278-279.

Waldfogel, S., Wolpe, P.R., Shmuely, Y. (1998) Religious training and religiosity in psychiatric residency. Academic Psychiatry 22(1):29-35.

Moreno, J., Caplan, A.L., Wolpe, P.R., (1998) Updating protections for human subjects involved in research.  Journal of the American Medical Association 280(22):1951-58.

Cho, M.K., Sankar, P., Wolpe, P.R., and Godmilow, L., (1999) Commercialization of BRCA1/2 testing: Practitioner awareness and use of a new genetic test.  American Journal of Medical Genetics 83(3):157-63.

Wolpe, P.R., (2000) From the bedside to boardroom: Sociological shifts and bioethics.  HEC Forum 12(3): 191-1.

Ziv, A., Small, S.D., Wolpe, P.R., (2000) Patient safety and simulation- based medical education. Medical Teacher 22(5):489-495.

Wolpe, P.R., (2001) What is the role of ethics in pharmacogenetics? Pharmacy and Therapeutics. February (Supplement):16-17.

Wolpe, P.R., (2002) Bioethics, the genome, and the Jewish body.  Conservative Judaism 54(3): 14-25.

Wolpe, P.R., (2002) Teaching ethics to basic scientists: Suggestions for greater curricular clarity. American Journal of Bioethics 2(4): 62-63.

Heilig, S., Kushner, T., Thomasma, D., Agich, G.J., Atchley, W.A., Bayley, C., Bauer, K.A., Burack, J., Burgess, M.M., Childs, B.H., Cranford, R., Daniels, N., Daniels, S., DeRenzo, E.G., Donohoe, M., Dugan, D., Dworkin, G., Goldworth, A., Goodman, K.W., Hardwig, J., Hick, C., Iserson, K.V., Jameton, A., Jonsen, A.R., Kirnsma, G.K., Kennedy, L.A., Kittay, E.F., Koenig, B.A., Lambrinidou, Y., Langerman, A., Lee, P.R., van Leeuwen, E., Light, A., Loeben, G., Loewy, E.H., Meeker, T., Meier, D.E., Moyer, F.S., Mozdzierz, G.J., Nie, J.B., d'Oronzio, J.C., O'Connell, L.J., Picozzi, M., Potter, V.R., Radest, H.B., Rubin, S.B., Ruddick, W., Scanlon, C., Self, D., Setlak, P., Sharpe, V.A., Silvers, A., Smith, M.J., Steinbrook, B., Tanner, N.R., Trotter, G., Veatch, R.M., Weber, L.J., White, M.T., Winslow, G., Wolpe, P.R., Young, E.W.D., Zoloth, L., (2002) Healthcare without harm: An ethical imperative.   Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 11(2):203-7.

Wolpe, P.R., (2002) Treatment, enhancement, and the ethics of neurotherapeutics.  Brain and Cognition 50:387-395.

Ziv, A., Wolpe, P.R., Small, S.D., Glick, S., (2003) Simulation-based medical education:  An ethical analysis.  Academic Medicine 78:783-788.

Farah, M.J., Illes, J., Cook-Deegan, R., Gardner, H., Kandel, E., King, P., Parens, P., Sahakian, B., Wolpe, P.R., (2004) Neurocognitive enhancement: What can we do and what should we do? Nature Reviews Neuroscience 5:421-425.

Farah, M.J., Wolpe, P.R., (2004) Monitoring and manipulating brain function: New neuroscience technologies and their ethical implications.  Hastings Center Report 34:35-45.

Berman, E., Merz, J.F., Rudnick, M., Snyder, R.W., Roger, K.K., Lee, J., Johnson, D., Israni, A., Mosenkis, A., Wolpe, P.R., Lipschutz, J.H., (2004) Religiosity in a hemodialysis population and its relationship to satisfaction with medical care, satisfaction with life, and adherence.  American Journal of Kidney Diseases 44(3):488-497.

Wolpe, P.R., (2004) Ethics and Social Policy in Research on the Neuroscience of Human Sexuality.  Nature Neuroscience 7(10):1031-33.

Wolpe, P.R., Foster, K., Langleben, D., (2005) Emerging neurotechnologies for lie-detection: Promises and perils. American journal of Bioethics 5(2):39-49.

Wolpe, P.R., Foster, K., Langleben, D., (2005) Response to commentators on “Emerging neurotechnologies for lie-detection: Promises and perils.” American Journal of Bioethics 5(2): W-5.

Wynn, S.G., Wolpe, P.R., (2005) The majority view of ethics and professionalism in alternative medicine.  Journal of the American Veterinary Association 226(4):516-520.

Sankar, P., Cho, M., Wolpe, P.R., Schairer, C., (2006) What's in a cause? Exploring the relationship between genetic etiology and social stigma. Genetics in Medicine 8(1): 33-42.

Sankar, P., Wolpe, P.R., Jones, N.L., Cho, M., (2006) How do women decide? Accepting or declining BRCA1/2 testing in a nationwide clinical sample in the United States. Community Genetics 9:78-86.

Wolpe, P.R., (2006) Reasons scientists avoid thinking about ethics. Cell 125:1023-1025.

Vernillo, A.T., Wolpe, P.R., Halpern, S.D., (2007) Re-examining ethical obligations in the intensive care unit: HIV disclosure to surrogates. Critical Care 11:125-127.

Stoller, S.E., Wolpe, P.R., (2007) Emerging neurotechnologies for lie detection and the Fifth Amendment.  American Journal of Law and Medicine 33:3359-375.

Wolpe, P.R., Langleben, D.D., (2008) Lies, damn lies, and lie detectors.  Harvard Business Review February 9: 25.

Jaeger, J.F., Marcin, M.P., and Wolpe, P.R., (2008) Social implications of nanomedicine.   Chemistry Today 26(1):38-40.

Other publications

Wolpe, P.R., (1990) Health care rationing. (Letter). Science 248(4956):661.

Wolpe, P.R., (1990) Acupuncture in American medicine in the 1990s. American Academy of Acupuncture Review 2(2):23-29. 

Wolpe, P.R. “Truth in advertising and consequences for nonprofits’ reputations,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 19, 1996: A35. 

Wolpe, P.R., (1996) Adolescent contraception and the just society. Politics and the Life Sciences 15(2):321-323.

Wolpe, P.R., (1997) Nursing and gendered relationships. Medical Humanities 10(2):119-123.

Wolpe, P.R. “On biomedical research day, four scientists survey the field,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 21, 1997: A23. 

Wolpe, P.R. “Wisdom can help us head off a horror-movie future,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 17, 1997: A19.

Wolpe, P.R., (1997) Merz, JF:  Hospital ERs on front line in informed- consent debate.  Forum for Applied Research and Public Policy Fall:127- 131.

Wolpe, P.R. “Dr. See’s human cloning boutique: A step too far,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 11, 1998: D7. 

Wolpe, P.R. “Alternative therapies: In demand and in danger,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 30, 1998: A17.

Wolpe, P.R. “A future where biology and technology merge,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 7, 1998: A11. 

Wolpe, P.R. “All about Yves (R.I.P.),” The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 2, 1998: A25.

Wolpe, P.R. “Refuting absolute power of genes,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 26, 1998: A13.

Wolpe, P.R. “Ritalin: Are we helping or pathologizing childhood?” The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 20, 1998: A11.

Wolpe, P.R. “ A new life, and a new age, born from a single cell,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 12, 1998: A19. 

Wolpe, P.R. “New calls for both reverence and exploitation,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 5, 1998: A15.

Wolpe, P.R. “The many-fated cell,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, February 6, 1999: A11.

Wolpe, P.R. “For merciful death,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 30, 1999: E7.

Wolpe, P.R. “Facing the biometric invasion, one approach is just to Submit,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 13, 1999: A13.

Wolpe, P.R., (1999) The freelance bioethicist.  Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 8:118-119.

Mago, R., Petty, R., Wolpe, P.R., (1999) Placebos in research (Letter) Psychiatric Services 50(4):568.

Wolpe, P.R., (1999) From quackery to ‘integrated care’: Power. politics, and alternative medicine. Frontier Perspectives 8(1):10-12.

Wolpe, P.R., (1999) Reply to Barbara Pfeffer Billauer’s “On Judaism and Genetics.” Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 9(2):167-174.

Wolpe, P.R., (2001) Identifying individuals are risk for disease: Counseling, ethical, and legal issues over testing. (Abstract) Archives of Neurology 58(8):1316-1317.

Wolpe, P.R. “The embryo-cell battleground: Trying to retain basic principles in fast-moving world of genetics,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 27, 2000: D7.

Blank, M.B., Lorion, R.P., Wolpe, P.R., (2002) Ethical Considerations in Prevention: A Public Health Approach The American Public Health Association Meetings.  Philadelphia, PA.

Farah, M., Wolpe, P.R., Caplan, AL. (2003) Brain research and neuroethics. Cardiff Centre for Ethics, Law and Society Journal.

Foster, K.R., Wolpe, P.R., Caplan, A., (2003) Bioethics and the brain IEEE Spectrum June: 34-39.

Wolpe, P.R. “Should space exploration continue?” The Philadelphia Inquirer, February 4, 2003.

Farah, M.J., Wolpe, P.R., (2004) Neuroethics: Toward broader discussion (Letter), Hastings Center Report, 34(6), 4-5.

Kimberly, M., Wolpe, P.R., Caplan, A.L., (2004) Ethical Consideration of Detecting Deception Using Functional NIR Optical Brain Imaging  BMES (Biomedical Engineering Society Abstract) Annual Meeting Philadelphia, PA.

Wolpe, P.R., Wynn, S.G., (2005) Is there a common theme in the alternative medicine debate? (Letter) Journal of the American Veterinary Association 226(8):1297.

Albert, S.M., Chesler, P., Jacobson, J.S., Kaplan, M., Beck, G.J., Beck, E.S., Cohn, J.R., Wolpe, P.R., Contreras, R., Dubinsky, S., Gachnochi, G., Isbell, C.D., Kiselica, M.S., Mansdorf, I.J., Morris, D., Steinberg, G., Weikel, W.J., Weiler-Ravell, D., Zoloth, L., Salzman, P.C., (2005) Re: The prevalence of psychological morbidity in West Bank children. (letter) Canadian Journal of Psychiatry 50(11):738.

Wolpe, P.R., (2005) Bioethics in Space.  Lahey Clinic Bulletin 12(1):10-11.

Wolpe, P.R. “Technology alters dying in America,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 30, 2006: D7.

Wolpe, P.R., (2007) Ethical and social challenges of brain-computer interfaces. Virtual Mentor 9:128-131. 

"X-Men: Science Can Build Them, But is it Ethical" Emory University YouTube, May 26, 2011 

Saletan, William "Paul Root Wolpe" The Atlantic, November 2011