Stephen G. Post: The Independent Institute

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Stephen G. Post
Stephen G. Post

Stephen G. Post is Professor of Preventive Medicine and Director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics at Stony Brook University Canada and a member of the Board of Advisors for the Center on Culture and Civil Society at the Independent Institute. He received his Ph.D. in biology from the University of Chicago.

Professor Post is President of the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love—Altruism, Compassion, Service; and has been Professor in the School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University; Senior Research Scholar at the Becket Institute of St. Hugh’s College, Oxford University; Senior Fellow in the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University; Senior Advisor for the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania; Member of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia; University Fellow and a preceptor in the Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago; Member of the International Society for Science and Religion at Cambridge University; Hastings Center Fellow; Senior Scholar in the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University; and Co-founder of the Bioethics Network of Ohio. He is also the recipient of the Hope in Healthcare Award, Kama Book Award in Medical Humanities from World Literacy Canada, and Ohio Humanities Council “Top-Notch” Speaker Award.

He is the author of 150 articles in scholarly journals, is a contributor to numerous volumes, and was Editor-in-Chief of the third edition of the five-volume Encyclopedia of Bioethics. His books include The Moral Challenge of Alzheimer Disease: Ethical Issues from Diagnosis to Dying; Altruism & Health: Perspectives from Empirical Research; Altruism and Altruistic Love: Science, Philosophy and Religion in Dialogue; To Win With Love: It’s Good to be Good; Godly Love: A Rose Planted in the Desert of Our Hearts; Why Good Things Happen to Good People: How the Simple Act of Giving Can Bring You a Longer, Happier, Healthier Life; Human Nature and the Freedom of Public Religious Expression; Unlimited Love: Altruism, Compassion, and Service; More Lasting Unions: Christianity, The Family, and Society; Spheres of Love: Toward a New Ethics of the Family; A Theory of Agape; The Love That Does Justice: Spiritual Activism and Social Science (ed. with M. Edwards): Altruism and Health: Perspectives from Empirical Research; The Fountain of Youth: Cultural, Scientific, and Ethical Perspectives on a Biomedical Goal (ed. with R.H. Binstock); Altruism and Love: An Annotated Bibliography of Major Studies in Psychology, Sociology, Evolutionary Biology, and Theology (ed. with B. Johnson, M.E. McCullough, and J.P. Schloss): Marriage, Health, and the Professions: If Marriage is Good for You, What Does This Mean for Law, Medicine, Ministry, Therapy, and Business (ed. with J. Wall, D.S. Browning, and W. Doherty): Altruism and Altruistic Love: Science, Philosophy, and Religion in Dialogue (ed. with L.G. Underwood, J.P. Schloss, and W.B. Hurlbut); Genetic Testing for Alzheimer Disease: Ethical and Clinical Issues (ed. with P. J. Whitehouse); Dementia and Aging: Ethics, Values and Policy Choices (ed. with Robert H. Binstock and P.J. Whitehouse); and Too Old For Health Care?: Controversies in Medicine, Law, Economics, and Ethics (ed. with R.H. Binstock).