Paul Root Wolpe is the first senior bioethicist for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), where he is responsible for formulating policy on bioethical issues and safeguarding research subjects. In addition, he is the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Bioethics, the Raymond F. Schinazi Distinguished Research Chair in Jewish Bioethics, and the director of the Center for Ethics at Emory University. Wolpe is also a professor in the departments of medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry, and sociology at Emory.

Wolpe was previously co-editor of the American Journal of Bioethics and is editor-in-chief of AJOB-Neuroscience. In addition, he sits on the editorial boards of over a dozen professional journals in medicine and ethics. He is a past president of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, a fellow of the Hastings Center, and a fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

Wolpe has written over 125 articles, editorials, and book chapters in sociology, medicine, and bioethics, and has contributed to a variety of encyclopedias on bioethical issues. He is the author of the textbook Sexuality and Gender in Society, and edited and is a key author of the end-of-life guide Behoref Hayamim: In the Winter of Life.

Last Updated: August 14, 2017