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Kelly Dineen, J.D., Ph.D.

Co-director; Assistant professor
Bander Center of Medical Business Ethics


Education

  • Ph.D. in health care ethics from Saint Louis University
  • J.D. with a certificate in health care law from Saint Louis University School of Law
  • B.S.N. from Saint Louis University School of Nursing

Research Interests

Health care provider decision-making and professionalism; clinical ethics; conflict of interest issues in clinical care; policy, law and provider-level influences on socially disenfranchised populations, including individuals with chronic pain, substance use disorders, or other chronic neurological, cognitive or psychiatric disorders.

Publications and Media Placements

​Peer-reviewed publications  

  • Kelly K. Dineen, Addressing Prescription Opioid Abuse Concerns in Context: Synchronizing Policy Solutions to Multiple Complex Public Health Problems, 40 L. & Psych. Rev. 1 (2016)
  • Kelly K. Dineen & James M. DuBois, Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Can Physicians Prescribe Opioids to Treat Pain Adequately While Avoiding Legal Sanction? 42 Amer. J.L. & Med. 1, 7 (lead article) (2016).
  • Jalal B. Jalay, Kelly K. Dineen, & Ann Gronowski, A 30-Year-Old Patient Who Refuses to be Drug Tested, 62 Clinical Chemistry 6, 807-810 (peer reviewed; selected as the featured case study for AACC Science & Practice) (June 2016).
  • Kelly K. Dineen, Moral Disengagement of Medical Providers: Another Clue to the Continued Neglect of Treatable Pain?  13 Houston J. Health L. & Policy 2,163 (2013) (peer reviewed).
  • Richard J. Bonnie, Stephanie Wright, & Kelly K. Dineen, Legal Authority to Preserve Organs in Cases of Uncontrolled Cardiac Death: Preserving Family Choice, 36 J. L. Med. & Ethics 741 (2008). 

Other articles

  • Kelly K. Dineen, Suicide, Overdose, and Opioids, Saint Louis U. J. Health L. & Pol’y (forthcoming 2017).
  • Kelly K. Dineen, Introduction to the Symposium Edition, Saint Louis U. J. Health L. & Pol’y (forthcoming 2017). 
  • Kelly K. Dineen & Margaret Bultas, Parenting Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Through the Transition to Adulthood, 2 Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics: A Journal of Qualitative Research 3 (Winter 2012) (Symposium Editor).
  • Kelly K. Dineen, Responsibility and Collaboration in Health Team Care, 11 Virtual Mentor 3, 247(2009).
  • Kelly K. Dineen, Kathleen Boozang, Robert Schwartz, Barbara Miltenberger, & Alene Haskell, Considerations for People with Disabilities and Their Families, American Health Lawyers Association Public Information Series (Spring 2009).
  • Kelly K. Dineen, Of Note, Catholic Health Care USA, Quarterly Journal (regular column with students from the Center for Health Law Studies), (spring 2007—fall 2008: Vol. 15, 1-4; Vol. 16, 1-2). 

Books and book chapters 

  • John Peppin, Kelly K. Dineen, & John Coleman, Professional Regulation and Opioids in America,Oxford University Press (forthcoming 2017).
  • Kelly K. Dineen, Legal Regulation of Opioid Prescribing, in Peppin, Dineen, & Coleman, Professional Regulation and Opioids in America, Oxford University Press (forthcoming 2017).
  • Kelly K. Dineen, Opioid Prescribing in Stigmatized and Special Populations, in Peppin, Dineen, & Coleman, Professional Regulation and Opioids in America, Oxford University Press (forthcoming 2017).
  • Rebecca Volpe, Erin Bakanas, Kelly K. Dineen, & James M. DuBois, Exploring Integrity in Medicine: the Bander Center for Medical Business Ethics Casebook. St. Louis: Saint Louis University, Second edition (2016).
  • Kelly K. Dineen, Legal Issues in Critical Care, in Urden L., Stacy K., & Lough M. Critical Care Nursing: Diagnosis and Management (8th ed. 2016).
  • Kelly K. Dineen, Ethical Issues in Critical Care, in Urden L., Stacy K., & Lough M. Critical Care Nursing: Diagnosis and Management (8th ed. 2016).
  • Kelly K. Dineen, Legal & Ethical Issues in Critical Care, in Urden L., Stacy K., & Lough M. Priorities in Critical Care Nursing (7th ed. 2015). 
  • Rebecca Volpe, Erin Bakanas, Kelly K. Dineen, & James M. DuBois, Exploring Integrity in Medicine: the Bander Center for Medical Business Ethics Casebook. St. Louis: Saint Louis University (2014).
  • Kelly K. Dineen, Legal Issues in Critical Care, in Urden L., Stacy K., & Lough M. Critical Care Nursing: Diagnosis and Management (7th ed.) (2013).
  • Kelly K. Dineen, Commentary: Patients as Victims, in Dellasega C. & Volpe R., Toxic Nursing: Managing Bullying, Bad Attitudes and Total Turmoil (Spring 2013).    

Select media, blog posts and public scholarship 

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • Academy for Professionalism in Health Care
  • American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
  • American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics
  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Association of American Law Schools
  • Law and Society Association
  • Neuroethics Society
  • Saint Louis Area Health Lawyers Association
  • Gateway Alliance for Compassionate Health Care
  • Sigma Theta Tau

Community Work and Service

  • Children’s Health Advocacy Project (2006-2008)
  • Epilepsy Foundation of St. Louis, Jeannie Carpenter Legal Defense Fund
  • Legal Services of Eastern Missouri Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Learning Disabilities Association of St. Louis (2004-2006)
  • National Alliance for Mental Illness
  • Walk Now for Autism St. Louis (2006-2008)