Mildred Z. Solomon, EdD
Mildred Solomon, EdD, is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Hastings Center. She is also Clinical Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School, where she directs the school’s Fellowship in Medical Ethics. Before taking the helm of The Hastings Center, Dr. Solomon was Senior Director of Implementation Science at the Association of American Medical Colleges. She was a member of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation, which advises the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services on national organ donation and transplantation policies. She has served on National Academy of Sciences committees and been a consultant to the Institute of Medicine, the Open Society Institute, and many other organizations.
Dr. Solomon is a bioethicist and social science researcher who conducts both normative and empirical research on a wide range of values questions and topics of moral uncertainty in health, health care and public health. The primary focus of her scholarship has been on the ethics of end-of-life care for both adults and children, organ transplantation and research ethics. She co-founded the Decisions Near the End of Life program, which was adopted by 230 hospitals across the United States and adapted for use in Germany and Switzerland. She also championed equal attention to gravely ill children, and founded The Initiative for Pediatric Palliative Care, which has produced an award-winning series of professional education films, and a comprehensive curriculum for clinicians who care for children near the end of life.