Alexander Morgan Capron holds the rank of University Professor at the University of Southern California where he occupies the Scott H. Bice Chair in Healthcare Law, Policy and Ethics at the Gould School of Law, is a Professor of Medicine and Law at the Keck School of Medicine, and serves as the Co- Director at the Pacific Center for Health Policy and Ethics, a campus-wide interdisciplinary research and education center. He previously taught at Georgetown, Pennsylvania and Yale, and was director of Ethics, Trade, Human Rights and Health Law at the World Health Organization in Geneva.
Capron’s publications include the Casebook on Ethical Issues in International Health Research (with others, WHO, 2009), Ethical Issues in Governing Biobanks: Global Perspectives (with others, Ashgate, 2008), Law, Science and Medicine (with others, Foundation Press, 1st ed. 1984; 2nd ed. 1996), Treatise on Health Care Law (with others, Matthew Bender, 1991), Genetics, Ethics and Human Values (edited with Z. Bankowski, CIOMS, 1991), and Catastrophic Diseases: Who Decides What? (with J. Katz, Free Press, 1975).
Capron received a B.A. from Swarthmore College and an LL.B. from Yale University, where he was an officer of the Yale Law Journal. He was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the National Bioethics Advisory Commission, and has served as President of the International Association of Bioethics and the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics. He is the Board Chair of Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research, an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and of the American Law Institute, and an Honorary Fellow of the American College of Legal Medicine.