William L. (Bill) Allen, JD, MDiv

CHFM Faculty

William L. (Bill) Allen, JD, MDiv William L. (Bill) Allen, JD, MDiv
Associate Professor
Program in Bioethics, Law and Medical Professionalism
1600 SW Archer Road Rm G1-020
Gainesville, FL 32610-3001
(352) 273-5155 Fax: (352) 273-5213
vivo: http://vivo.ufl.edu/display/n11870

Professional Biography

Professor Allen is a member of the UF Health Shands Hospital Ethics Consult Service, is an Editorial Board Member for Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers, and serves on the UF Genetics Institute Executive Committee. He teaches clinical and research ethics to medical students, pharmacy students, and graduate students. His publications include ethical and legal issues related to advances in genetic technology, advance directives, euthanasia, conscientious objection in health professions, and regulatory issues in pain management.


Program/Degree Institution Field/Specialty
BA Stetson University
DeLand, Florida
Religion and Philosophy
Master of Divinity Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Louisville, Kentucky
Post Graduate Study University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Philosophy, Theology, and Ethics
JD University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

Academic Interests

  • Ethics in Genetics, Course Director
  • Ethical and Policy Issues in Human Subject Research, Course Director
  • Ethical and Legal Issues in Medical Practice, Course Director
  • Regulation of Clinical Research, Course Director

Recent Publications

  • Allen, WL; Moseley, R; “Misconceptions and Problems with FS 765,” Northeast Florida Medicine, Medical Ethics Supplement, January 2008, pp. 18-22.
  • Allen, WL; “Erring Too Far on the Side of Life: Déjà vu All Over Again in the Schiavo Saga,” Stetson Law Review vol. 35, no 1, 123-145, Fall 2005.
  • Allen, WL;“Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in Pharmacogenomics,”Pharmacogenomics: Applications to patient Care, American College of Clinical Pharmacy”, Kansas City, MO, 2004.
  • Brushwood, DB.; Allen,WL: “Distinction Between Innovative Therapy and Research”, American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, vol. 60, 2003, 383-385.
  • Allen, B. “Ethical and Legal Issues in HIV/AIDS: Informed Consent, Confientiality, and Advance Directives,” Current Approaches to Care of Patients with HIV/AIDS, Florida State Department of Health, CD-ROM, 1999.
  • Brushwood D. and Allen, W.; “Constitutional Right to Pharmaceutically Assisted Death,” 53 American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy 1797 (1996).