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Jim Sabin

Professor, Part-Time

Dr. Sabin is a Clinical Professor of both Population Medicine and Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and, from 1999 – 2019, Director of the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Ethics Program. As Director of the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Ethics Program, Dr. Sabin was responsible for a nationally recognized, highly innovative organizational ethics program firmly based in a managed care system. Dr. Sabin has been extensively involved in research, teaching, and policy development for managed care and other population-based clinical approaches. His major research interests are in organizational ethics, the clinical and theoretical aspects of fair resource allocation, and the role of consumers in overseeing health policy and practice. Dr. Sabin has written more than 150 articles and chapters on clinical practice, resource allocation, and the ethics of managed health care. No Margin, No Mission: Health Care Organizations and the Quest for Ethical Excellence, written with Steven Pearson and Ezekiel Emanuel, was published by Oxford University Press in 2003. Setting Limits Fairly, written with Norman Daniels and first published in 2002, was published in a second edition by Oxford University Press in 2008. In 2012, his work in ethics was recognized by appointment to the American Medical Association Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs. He is a Fellow of the Hastings Center. Dr. Sabin has blogged about health care ethics at healthcareorganizationalethics.blogspot.com and at over65.thehastingscenter.org/.


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