William L. (Bill) Allen, JD, MDiv

Bill Allen

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

Contact Information
Phone: (352) 273-5155
Fax: (352) 273-5213
Vivo: http://vivo.ufl.edu/display/n11870
E-mail: wmallen@ufl.edu


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.


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

Academic Interests

  • Course Director, 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 –

Recent Publications

  • Allen WL. Ethical issues in the neurointensive care unit. In: Layon JA, Gabrielli A, Friedman WA, eds. Textbook of Neurointensive Care. 2nd ed. London, UK: Springer-Verlag; 2013:919–940.
  • Allen WL. Medical ethics. In: Harward MP, Udden MM, eds. Medical Secrets. 5th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2012:7–13.
  • Allen WL, Moseley RE. Open peer commentary: Will the last healthcare professional to forego patient advocacy please call an ethics consult? American Journal of Bioethics. 2012;12(8):19–20.
  • Allen WL, Moseley RE. 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.

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