Public Health Bibliography


The following sources do not necessarily reflect the Center's position or values. These sources, however, are excellent resources for familiarizing oneself with the all sides of the issue.

Public Health

  • Anand, Sudhir, Fabienne Peter, and Amartya Sen, eds. Public Health, Ethics, and Equity. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.
  • Bayer, Ronald, Lawrence O. Gostin, Bruce Jennings, and Bonnie Steinbock, eds. Public Health Ethics: Theory, Policy, and Practice.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.
  • Beauchamp, Dan E. and Bonnie Steinbock, eds. New Ethics for the Public’s Health. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
  • Bradley, Peter and Amanda Burls, eds. Ethics in Public and Community Health. New York: Routledge, 2000.
  • Coggon, John. What Makes Health Public? A Critical Evaluation of Moral, Legal, and Political Claims in Public Health (Cambridge Bioethics and Law). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
  • Coughlin, Steven S., Colin L. Soskolne and Kenneth W. Goodman. Case Studies in Public Health Ethics. Washington, DC: American Public Health Association, 1998.
  • Dawson, Angus and Marcel Verweij, eds. Ethics, Prevention, and Public Health. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.
  • Detels, Roger, Robert Beaglehole, Mary Ann Lansang, and Martin Gulliford, eds. Oxford Textbook of Public Health. 5th ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.
  • Gostin, Lawrence O. and Zita Lazzarini. Human Rights and Public Health in the AIDS Pandemic. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.
  • Hann, Allison and Stephen Peckham, eds. Public Health Ethics and Practice. Portland, OR: The Policy Press, 2010.
  • Holland, Stephen. Public Health Ethics. Malden, MA: Polity Press, 2007.
  • Hofrichter, Richard and Rajiv Bhatia. Tackling Health Inequities Through Public Health Practice: Theory to Action. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.
  • Wronka, Joseph M. Human Rights and Social Justice: Social Action and Service for the Helping and Health Professions.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2008.


  • Boylan, Michael, ed. Public Health Policy and Ethics. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004.
  • Dawson, Angus. Public Health Ethics: Key Concepts and Issues in Policy and Practice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
  • Gostin, Lawrence, O. ed. Public Health Law and Ethics: A Reader. Berkley, CA: University ofCalifornia Press, 2002.
  • Kremer, Michael and Rachel Glennerster.  Strong Medicine: Creating Incentives for Pharmaceutical Research on Neglected Diseases.  Princeton, NY: Princeton University Press, 2004.
  • Powers, Madison and Ruth Faden. Social Justice: The Moral Foundations of Public Health and Health Policy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.


  • Annas, George J. Worst Case Bioethics: Death, Disaster, and Public Health. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.
  • Moreno, Jonathan D. In the Wake of Terror: Medicine and the Morality in a Time of Crisis. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003.


  • Giles-Vernick, Tamara and Susan Craddock, eds. Influenza and Public Health. London: Earthscan Publications, 2010.
  • Muraskin, William A. The Politics of International Health: The Children’s Vaccine Initiative and the Struggle to Develop Vaccines for the Third World.  Albany, NY: State University of New York, 1998.
  • Walloo, Keith, Julie Livingston, Steven Epstein, and Rovet Aronowitz, eds. Three Shots at Prevention: The HPV Vaccine and the Politics of Medicine’s Simple Solutions. Baltimore, MA: John Hopkins University Press, 2010.


Updated February 2013