John H. Evans

The Ethics of Science and Technology


2016    What is a Human?  What the Answers Mean for Human Rights.  New York, NY: Oxford University Press

2010    Contested Reproduction: Genetic Technologies, Religion, and Public Debate.  Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press

Journal Articles

Forth “Patient Narratives of Hope in Stem Cell Technologies: Trust in Biomedicine and the Body’s Natural Ability to Heal Itself.” Health (With Lauren Olsen and Lindsay DePalma)

2020  “The Theological Debate Over Human Enhancement: an Empirical Case Study of a Mediating Organization.”  Zygon 55(3): 615-637.

2020  “Self-Interested and Altruistic Motivations in Volunteering for Clinical Trials: A More Complex Relationship.” Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics 15(5): 443-451.(With Lauren Olsen and Lindsay DePalma)

2019  “Science, Values and Science Communication: Competencies for Pushing Beyond the Deficit Model.” (With Catherina Gere, Sherry Seethaler and Ramya Rajagopalan)  Science Communication 41 (3): 378-388.

2018  “Biomedical Ethics and Clinical Oversight in Multisite Observational Neuroimaging Studies with Children and Adolescents: The ABCD Experience.” (With Duncan B. Clark, Celia B. Fischer, Susan Bookheimer, Sandra A. Brown, Christian Hopfer, James Hudziak, Ivan Montoya, Margaret Murray, Adolf Pfefferbaum and Deborah Yurgelun-Todd.)  Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience 32: 143-154

2003  “Commodifying Life?  A Pilot Study of Opinions Regarding Financial Incentives for Organ Donation.”  Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 28 (6): 1003-1032.

Chapters in Edited Volumes

2020  “Biotechnology and the Non-religious Uses of God Talk.”  Pp. 123-137 in Religion and Biopolitics.  Edited by Ulrich Willems and Mirjam Weiberg-Salzmann.  Springer International.

2016  “Future Vision in Transhumanist Writings and the Religious Public.”  Pp. 291-306 In Perfecting Human Futures: Transhuman Futures and Technological Imaginations.  Edited by J. Benjamin Hurlbut and Hava Tirosh-Samuelson.  Dordrecht: Springer-Verlag.

2016  “Bioethics and Medicalization.” Pp. 241-262 in To Fix or To Heal: Conflicting Directions in Contemporary Medicine and Public Health.  Edited by Joseph E. Davis and Ana Marta Gonzalez.  New York, NY: New York University Press.

2013  “‘Teaching Humanness’ Claims In Synthetic Biology and Public Policy Bioethics.”  Pp. 177-204 in Synthetic Biology and Morality: Artificial Life and the Bounds of Nature.  Edited by Gregory E. Kaebnick and Thomas H. Murray.  Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.