Current Research


The Center’s research seeks to provide a variety of volumes aimed across the spectrum of academic and popular literature to address the pressing ethical issues of our day at the intersection of biomedicine, biotechnology, and our common humanity. These volumes include current research projects involving Center staff, the facilitation of Center sponsored monographs and collaborative projects involving consultants, fellows, and affiliates, ongoing book series, and introductory materials explaining the basic issues raised in bioethics. The following are a list of current research projects:

Active Research & Publications:

  • CBHD is sponsoring a multi-national study examining attitudes and use of assisted reproductive technologies among church attendees. The study is funded in part through one of our Global Bioethics Education Initiative grants, and has been designed by 2009 GBEI Scholar Megan Best. CBHD Research Scholar, Michael J. Sleasman, PhD, is a member of the research team.
  • CBHD is sponsoring a study on attitudes about and usage patterns for the off-label. use of prescription ADHD drugs on Christian college campuses. The study has been designed by Susan Rouse, PhD, and CBHD Research Scholar, Michael J. Sleasman, PhD, is a member of the research team.
  • Dónal P. O’Mathúna, PhD, chair of CBHD's Academy of Fellows is in the composition and editing stage of a volume on critical decision-making. 
  • Kregel Publications has agreed to a proposal for revised editions of the Center's popular BioBasic series. Editing of these volumes will begin ealy 2013 and continue for the next few years.

Recent Publications:

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made           Nobody's Child           The Sacredness of Human Life