About

I’m first and foremost a husband, father, and grandfather. My granddaughters have given me a renewed look at life, energy, and devotion. I enjoy hiking, exercising, skiing, snowshoeing, reading, learning, strategizing, and looking at issues from the side, back, top, and bottom – not just head-on.

Professionally I’ve been a clinical preventive medicine and family physician, epidemiologist (studying and teaching the determinants and distribution of disease in populations), health care manager, insurance executive, and venture capitalist. Most recently I’ve endeavored in my lifelong passion for learning new things by studying philosophy (MA from Wesleyan University in CT in 2005) and engaging in bioethics consultations and scholarship. I’ve been fortunate to teach at many excellent universities in the US, including U-Michigan (Public Health and Medical Schools), U-Kentucky (Medical), U-Connecticut (Medical), U-Hartford (Business School), Wesleyan U (Biology and Philosophy departments), and now the University of New Mexico, where I am Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine.

In addition to my philosophy degree at Wesleyan, I attended undergraduate school at George Washington University, medical school at Jefferson Medical College, and residency with a masters in public health at the University of Michigan. I am board certified in both preventive medicine and medical management, and am a fellow of both the American College of Preventive Medicine (of which I currently am President-Elect) and the American College of Physician Executives.

The product of 3 years of work was just released: Prevention vs. Treatment: What’s the Right Balance? co-edited with a friend and philosophy colleague, Paul Menzel. While Paul and I wrote 5 chapters of this 16 chapter text, we were delighted that the other eleven chapters were written by experts in the fields of economics, health policy, preventive medicine, theology, law, philosophy, and bioethics.

A partial list of my recent publications includes:

​Faust, H.S. Prevention vs. Cure – Which Takes Precedence? Medscape 2005; 3(1). ​http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/504743 .

Faust, H.S., Upshur, R. Chapter 36. Public Health Ethics. The Cambridge Textbook of Bioethics, Cambridge Publishing, 2008, pp 274-280.

Faust, H.S. Kindness, Not Compassion in Health Care. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, 2009;18(3):287-299.

Faust, H.S., Ben-Simon, C., and Upshur, R. The Role of Faith-Based Organizations in the Ethical Aspects of Pandemic Flu Planning – Lessons Learned from the Toronto SARS Experience. Public Health Ethics, 2009;2(1): 105-112.

Faust, H.S. Should We Select for Genetic Moral Enhancement? A Thought Experiment Using The MoralKinder (MK+) Haplotype. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 2008;29(6): 397-416.

Faust, H.S. and Menzel, P.T. Chapter 1. Introduction. In Prevention vs. Treatment: What’s the Right Balance? Ed. by H.S. Faust and P.T. Menzel, NY: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Faust, H.S. Chapter 7. Alleviation Bias: Why Do We Value Alleviating Harm More than Preventing Harm? In Prevention vs. Treatment: What’s the Right Balance? Ed. by H.S. Faust and P.T. Menzel, NY: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Faust, H.S. Chapter 6. Historical Perspectives on Structural Barriers to Prevention. In Prevention vs. Treatment: What’s the Right Balance? Ed. by H.S. Faust and P.T. Menzel, NY: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: