David Lemberg, M.S., D.C., is the author of the 2018 textbook, Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare, (Cognella Academic Publishing). Dr. Lemberg is Associate Faculty Professor in the Department of Community Health, College of Professional Studies, at National University. Since 2016, he has been a Community Member of the Biomedical Ethics Committee at a multicenter hospital in Greater San Diego.

    Dr. Lemberg received his M.S. in Bioethics from Albany Medical College, having matriculated at the Alden March Bioethics Institute. His policy paper, “On the Moral Significance of the Distinction Between Spare and Created Embryos” was the Third Place Winner in the American College of Legal Medicine 2010 Hoffman Bioethics Writing Competition.

    He presented the invited seminar, “Gene Editing, the Precautionary Principle, and Distributive Justice — A Biomedical Ethical Analysis of the CRISPR Phenomenon”, at the Keck Graduate Institute, Claremont, CA, on 9/9/2019.
    He presented the invited seminar, “Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in Genomic Medicine Practice”, at the Cleveland Clinic Genomic Medicine Institute on 3/11/2019. He presented the invited talk, “Kant, the Law, and the Right to Healthcare”, at the 20th Annual Conference of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities in Anaheim, CA, on 10/20/2018.

    Dr. Lemberg has provided expert commentary for The New York Times article, Babies from Skin Cells? Prospect Is Unsettling to Some Experts (5/16/2017) and CRISPR Controversy in the inaugural issue of The Translational Scientist (January 2016). Previously, he contributed to the 8/6/2015 Popular Science article, Should Bioethicists ‘Get Out of the Way’ of CRISPR Research?

    He was an invited speaker at the 2010 Conference on Communicating Science in Greenville, SC, and presented “Doing Science in a Pluralistic Society”. He was the keynote speaker at The Molecular Convergence Conference in Tulsa, OK, and presented “Science Fiction Becoming Science Fact”. He has been the been the Moderator/MC for The Health of Nations: U.S./Scotland Life Science Partnership in Boston and the Oklahoma BioLife Science Symposium in Oklahoma City.

    Areas of interests include

    • Healthcare policy
    • Social determinants of health
    • Universal healthcare
    • Gene editing technologies
    • Environmental sustainability

    Dr. Lemberg was the Executive Producer of SCIENCE AND SOCIETY, an Internet radio program presenting original content (2003-2010). He has interviewed more than 600 world leaders in the fields of biomedical research, genetics and genomics, healthcare policy, environmental conservation and sustainable energy, nanotechnology, and science education, featuring Nobel Laureates, best-selling authors, and Federal and State public policy makers.

    SCIENCE AND SOCIETY has been featured in the June 2007 issue of SBS News (Society for Biomolecular Sciences), the October 2006 edition of IEEE Spectrum, and the cover story of the June 2006 issue of The Scientist.

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