Samuel C. Harvey Lecturer
Rueben Warren DDS, MPH, DrPH, MDiv
Director, National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care; Professor of Bioethics, Tuskegee University
An Ethics Lens on Education about Cancer or Cancer Education
Rueben C. Warren, DDS, MPH, DrPH, MDiv, is professor and director of the Tuskegee National Center for Bioethics. Adjunct appointments: professor of public health, medicine and ethics, Interdenominational Theological Center; clinical professor, Department of Community Health/Preventive Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine; professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health; and professor, Schools of Dentistry and Graduate Studies, Meharry Medical College. Dr. Warren was associate director for Minority Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He directed Infrastructure Development, National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities, NIH. Formerly, he was dean of the Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry.
Dr. Warren earned his undergraduate degree from San Francisco State University, his dental degree from Meharry Medical College, and both masters and doctorate degrees from the Harvard School of Public Health. He also completed a two-year residency at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Dental Public Health. He is board certified in Dental Public Health. Dr. Warren also completed a Master of Divinity (M. Div) from the Interdenominational Theological Center with a concentration in theology and ethics. Dr. Warren is an ordained minister. In June 1990, Dr. Warren received the Distinguished Harvard Alumni Award. In May 1999, he was awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Medical Science from Meharry Medical College. In 2000, he received the President’s Distinguished Service Award, Meharry Medical College. In October 2003, Dr. Warren’s academic status at Meharry’s dental school was elevated to Dean Emeritus. Later in October of that same year, he was inducted into the American College of Dentists. In 2009, he received a certificate through an Intensive Bioethics Course at Georgetown University, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Washington D. C. In May 2010, Dr. Warren received the Michael C. Alfano Award from New York College of Dentistry for Promoting Diversity in Dental Education. In 2011, Dr. Warren was inducted (Honorary) into Delta Omega Public Health Honorary Society. In 2013, Dr. Warren was awarded the Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Meharry Medical College.