Ana S. Iltis

Professor of Philosophy
Carlson Professor of University Studies
Director, Center for Bioethics, Health and Society
Office: B313 Tribble Hall
Phone: 336-758-4254

Curriculum Vitae


Ana S. Iltis, PhD is Director of the Center for Bioethics, Health and Society and Professor of Philosophy at Wake Forest University.  She holds a PhD in Philosophy from Rice University. Prior to joining Wake Forest University, she was Associate Professor of Health Care Ethics and PhD Program Director in the Center for Health Care Ethics at Saint Louis University and held an appointment in the Department of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis where she taught research ethics.  She has published widely in bioethics, serves on several National Institutes of Health data safety monitoring boards and holds a wide range of editorial positions, including: Co-Editor of the Annals of Bioethics book series (Routledge), Senior Associate Editor of The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy (Oxford University Press), and Co-Editor of Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics (Johns Hopkins University Press).

Recent Publications

‘Justice, Fairness, and Membership in  a Class: Conceptual Confusions and Moral Puzzles in the Regulation of Human Subjects Research,’ The Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, 2011, volume 39, number 3, pages 488-501.

‘Who is a Patient and Why does it Matter?’ American Journal of Bioethics, 2011, volume 11, number 5, pages 62-64.

‘Assessment of Consent Capacity in Psychiatric and Medical Research,’ The Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 2011, volume 6, number 1, pages 39-50. Authors: Raymond Tait, John Chibnall, Ana Iltis, Anji Wall, Teresa DeShields.

‘Toward a Coherent Account of Pediatric Decision Making,’ Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, 2010, volume 35, number 5, pages 526-552.

‘Federal Interpretation and Enforcement of Protections for Vulnerable Participants in Human Research,’ Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 2009, volume 4, number 1, pages 37-41. Authors: Ana Iltis, Anji Wall, Jason Lesandrini, Erica Rangel, John Chibnall.

‘Organ Donation, Patients’ Rights, and Medical Responsibilities at the End of Life,’ Critical Care Medicine, 2009, volume 37, number 1, pages 310-315. Co-authors: Michael Rie and Anji Wall.

‘Payments to Normal Healthy Volunteers in Phase 1 Trials,’ The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, 2009, volume 34, number 1, pages 68-90.


First Year Seminar: Living Longer, Living Better: Ethics, Biotechnology, and Human Enhancement
Philosophy 361 Philosophical Theories in Bioethics
Philosophy 368: Concepts of Health and Disease
Bioethics 703: Bioethics Theory
Bioethics 702: Research Ethics