Ethics and Philosophy Committee


This committee:

Comes to the aid of colleagues who have been attacked for demonstrating epidemiological associations that proved problematic to powerful stakeholders, or for proposing questions that powerful stakeholders might not want to be addressed. The Committee was founded in 1991 and aims to strengthen and promote ethics and philosophy in environmental epidemiology.

Recent Committee Activities:Learn more about the Ethics & Philosophy Committee with the following resources:

Ethics Guidelines for Environmental Epidemiologists (English Version) (French Version

This paper includes the ethics guidelines adopted by the ISEE in 1999, and updated as necessary, as the Society's official statement on ethical conduct for environmental epidemiologists. (pdf) 
-    Posted 4/2012

ISEE Ethics Guidelines on Community Engagement

Conflict of Interest and Disclosure in Epidemiology
Ruth Etzel (North America, 2019 – present)

Vice Chairs:
Jutta Lindert (Europe, 2019 - present)
Atanu Sarkar (North America, 2019 - present)

Committee Members:
Adetoun Mustapha (Africa, 2020 - present)
Ahmed Al-Delaimy (Eastern Mediterranean, 2020 - present)
Ejaz Khan (Eastern Mediterranean, 2020 - present)
Florencia Harari (Europe, 2022 - present)
Helene Margolis (North America, 2020 - present)
Mathilde Pascal (Europe, 2020 - present)
Nelson Gouveia (Council liaison, Latin America and Caribbean, 2020 - present)
Olayinka Osuolale (Africa, 2022 - present)
Olufemi O. Aluko (Africa, 2020 - present)
Emile Whaibeh (SNRN Representative, 2022 - present)

Past Chairs:
Colin Soskolne, Founding Chair, September 1991– August 1996
Steven Coughlin, Chair, September 1996 - August 1999
Elihu Richter and Colin Soskolne, Co-Chairs, September 1999 – December 2001
Jouni Jaakkola, Chair, January 2002 – September 2003 (resigned)
Elihu Richter, Acting Chair, September 2003 – August 2004
Colin Soskolne, Chair, September 2004 – December 2004
Raymond Neutra, Chair, January 2005 – August 2006
Ruth Etzel, Chair, September 2006 – September 2008
Martin Tondel, Chair, January 2008 – Dec 2008
Wael Al-Delaimy, Chair, October 2008 – September 2014
Raymond Neutra and Martin Tondel, Co-Chairs, September 2014 – August 2019
Adetoun Mustapha, Co-Chair for Ethics Discussions, June 2018 – Dec 2019

Terms of Reference (pdf) Council Approved 4/20