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Stephanie Solomon Cargill, Ph.D.

Associate professor of health care ethics; associate professor of public health
Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics


  • Postdoctoral fellowship in research ethics from the University of Michigan
  • Ph.D. in philosophy from Emory University
  • B.A. in philosophy from Ohio State University
  • B.A. Judaic studies from Ohio State University

Research Interests

Institutional Review Board policy; research ethics with vulnerable populations; collaborative health research methodologies; public health research ethics (biobanking, CBPR ethics, genetics research, etc.); public communication about research and research ethics.

Publications and Media Placements

Peer-reviewed publications

  • Goold, SD, Myers CD, Szymecko L, Cunningham C, Martinez S, Campbell T, Rowe Z, Danis M, Solomon Cargill S, Kim HM. Priorities for Patient Centered Outcomes Research: The Views of Minority and Underserved Communities. (under review)
  • Solomon Cargill, S et al.  (May-June 2016). "Community-engaged research ethics review: Exploring flexibility in federal regulations." IRB: Ethics and Human Research 8(3): 11-19.
  • Solomon Cargill, S.  (Feb. 2016). "Biobanking and the abandonment of informed consent: An ethical imperative." Public Health Ethics 1-9.
  • Solomon, S.  (2016). "Too any rationales, not enough reason:  A call to examine the goals of including lay members on Institutional Review Boards." Accountability in Research, 23(1): 4-22.
  • Solomon, S. & Mongoven, A.(co-authors).(2015). "Extending the surrogacy analogy: What clinical advance directives teach biobanks." Public Health Genomics, 18(1): 1-10.
  • Hartz, S., Cavazos-Rehg, P., Culverhouse, R., Dineen, K., DuBois, J., Kaphingst, K., Kauffman, D., Olfson, E., Plunk, A., Ranmarine, S., Saccone, N., Solomon, S., Bierut, L. (2015). "Return of genetic results in a high-risk sample: Enthusiasm and positive behavioral change." Genetics in Medicine, 17(5): 374-379.
  • Solomon, S. et al.(2014). "Piloting a nationally disseminated, interactive human subjects protection program for community partners: Unexpected lessons learned from the field." Clinical and Translational Science, 7(2): 172-6.
  • Solomon, S. et al. (2014). "Piloting a nationally disseminated, interactive human subjects protection program for community partners: Design, content, and evaluation." Clinical and Translational Science, 7(2): 177-183.
  • Solomon, S. (2013). "Protecting and respecting the vulnerable: Existing regulations or further protections?" Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, 34(1): 17-28.
  • Anderson, E. ,Solomon S., et al.(2012). "Research ethics education for community engaged research: A Review and Research Agenda." Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 7(2): 3-19.
  • Solomon, S., & Abelson, J.(2012). "Why and when should we use public deliberation?" Hastings Center Report, 42(2): 17-20.
  • Mongoven, A. & Solomon, S. (co-authors).(2012). "Biobanking: Shifting the analogy from consent to surrogacy." Genetics in Medicine, 14(2): 183-188.
  • Solomon, S. and Piechowski, P.(2011). "Developing community partner training: Regulations and relationships." Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 6(2): 23-30.
  • Solomon, S.(2010). "Kuhn’s alternative path: Science and the social resistance to criticism." Perspectives on Science, 18(3): 352-368.

Book chapters

  • Solomon, S.(2015).  Ch.24: Ethical Issues. In S. Kulkarni, S. & Pfeifer, J.(Eds.), Clinical Genomics: A Guide to Clinical Next Generation Sequencing (404-434). London, UK: Elsevier, Inc. Academic Press.
  • Solomon, S.(2014). Using debate to foster deeper understanding of controversial policy topics. In Dubois, J (Ed.), ORI Casebook: Stories about Researchers Worth Discussing, Instructor’s Manual. Rockville, MD: Office of Research Integrity.
  • Solomon, S.(2009). Stakeholders or experts? On the ambiguous implications of public participation in science. In Van Bouwel, J (Ed.), The Social Sciences and Democracy: How philosophy of science informs us about their relation (39-62). Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Other publications

  • Ethical Protections in Community Engaged Research (2015). Community Partner Training Program.  Accessible online at the University of Michigan website.
  • Anderson, E. & Solomon, S.(2013). Community Engagement: Critical to continued public trust in research. American Journal of Bioethics, 13(12): 44-46.
  • S. Solomon. (2013). Public health emergencies: Research’s friend or foe? American Journal of Bioethics, 13(9): 21-23.
  • S. Goold & S. Solomon (co-authors).(2008). Where can we find justice? American Journal of Bioethics, 8(10): 11-13.

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH)
  • Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R)
  • CTSA Clinical Research Ethics Group
  • Community Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH)