Prof. Dr. med. Alena Buyx M.A. phil., FRSA

Institute Director

Prof. Alena Buyx, MD, is Professor of Ethics in Medicine and Health Technologies and Director of the Institute for the History and Ethics of Medicine (IGEM) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM).

She holds the venia legendi for the subject triad ethics, history and theory of medicine. Since 2020, she has been chair of the German Ethics Council, of which she has already been a member since 2016.

Alena Buyx works across the breadth of biomedical ethics and theory, from the 'classic' medical ethics issues arising from clinical practice, to challenges posed by biotechnological innovation and medical research; to ethical and justice issues in modern health care systems.

She follows an interdisciplinary approach of embedded ethics, where ethical aspects are part of the development of medical innovations from the very beginning. She collaborates with clinical colleagues as well as with lawyers, social scientists, philosophers, health economists or psychologists.

Alena Buyx publishes high-ranking articles on her research topics, for example in Science, BMJ, or Bioethics. In the last five years, she has raised over €3.5 million in external funding for her own ethics projects (EU, DFG, BMBF, etc.) and has been or is PI in various major proposals (Wissenschaftsrat, Exzellenzinitiative, etc.).

She is a member of various national, international and university committees, regularly advises large international research consortia and gives numerous lectures to a wide variety of audiences. In 2020, she became a member of the Leopoldina in the section "Philosophy of Science". She also advises various governmental and political institutions on health care issues.

Professor Alena Buyx is a fully qualified physician with further degrees in philosophy and sociology. Prior to her appointment in Munich, she worked at the University of Kiel, the University of Münster, Harvard University, Deputy Director of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics and Senior Fellow at University College London.

  1. Ethical implications of modern biomedicine and health technology.
  2. Research Ethics
  3. Social and Public Health Ethics
  4. Embedded Ethics
  5. Solidarity
2023
Fritzsche, M-C; Akyüz, K; Cano Abadía, M; McLennan, S; P, Marttinen; Mayrhofer, MT; Buyx, AM; (2023) Ethical layering in AI-driven polygenic risk scoresNew complexities, new challenges. , Front. Genet. 14:1098439, doi: 10.3389/fgene.2023.1098439
2022
Hein, A; Meier, L; Buyx, Alena; Diepold, Klaus; (2022) A Fuzzy-Cognitive-Maps Approach to Decision-Making in Medical Ethics , IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE).
Corona Expert Council of the Federal Government, ; Buyx, Alena et al; (2022) Updated assessment of the infection situation and necessary measures , Berlin, Jan. 22, 2022.
Meier, Lukas; Hein, Alice; Diepold, Klaus; Buyx, Alena; (2022) Algorithms for Ethical Decision-Making in the Clinic: A Proof of Concept, The American Journal of Bioethics, 22, 7, p. 4-20, 10.1080/15265161.2022.2040647
Richter, Gesine; Loh, Wulf; Buyx, Alena; Graf von Kielmansegg, Sebastian; (2022) Data-rich medicine and the problem of consent [Big Data and the Threat to Moral Responsibility in Healthcare] , Springer.
Corona Council of Experts of the Federal Government, ; Buyx, Alena et al; (2022) The need for short response times to combat infectious hazards , Berlin, 08.03.2022.
Corona Expert Council of the Federal Government, ; Buyx, Alena et al; (2022) Urgent measures for improved data collection and digitization , Berlin, Jan. 22, 2022.
Corona Council of Experts of the Federal Government, ; Buyx, Alena et al; (2022) A responsible path of openings , Berlin, Feb. 13, 2022.
McLennan, Stuart; Fiske, Amelia; Tigard, Daniel; Müller, R; Sami, Haddadin; Buyx, Alena; (2022) Embedded ethics: a proposal for integrating ethics into the development of medical AI , BMC Med Ethics, 23, 6, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12910-022-00746-3
Corona Expert Council of the Federal Government, ; Buyx, Alena et al; (2022) Research on Long/Post-COVID and clinical care of affected persons combined with necessary education and communication , Berlin, May 15, 2022.
Corona Expert Council of the Federal Government, ; Buyx, Alena et al; (2022) Supplementary findings on the omicron variant and necessary preparations of the health care system for the coming wave of infections , Berlin, Jan 06, 2022.
Zimmermann, Bettina; Willem, Theresa; Bredthauer, CJ; Buyx, Alena; (2022) Ethical Issues in Social Media Recruitment for Clinical Studies: Ethical Analysis and Framework, Journal of Medical Internet Research, 24, 5, e31231, 10.2196/31231.
McLennan, Stuart; Buyx, Alena; (2022) Ethical aspects of digital health technologies Marckmann, Georg; , Praxisbuch Ethik in der Medizin [Practical book on ethics in medicine], 2. aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage [2nd edition], Berlin, Medizinisch Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft, 227-234.
Fritzsche, Marie-Christine; Buyx, Alena; Hangel, Nora; (2022) Mapping ethical and social aspects of biomarker research and its application in atopic dermatitis and psoriasis: a systematic review of reason, Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, 10.1111/jdv.18128.
Corona Council of Experts of the Federal Government, ; Buyx, Alena et al; (2022) Pandemic Preparedness for Fall/Winter 2022/23 Creating Sustainable Structures, Berlin, June 08, 2022.
McLennan, Stuart; Rachut, S; Lange, J; Fiske, Amelia; D, Heckmann; Buyx, Alena; (2022) Practices and attitudes of Bavarian stakeholders regarding the secondary-use of health data for research purposes during the COVID-19 pandemic: a qualitative interview study, Journal of Medical Internet Research, 24, 6, e38754, 10.2196/38754.
Archard, D; Buyx, Alena; Delfraissy, JF; (2022) Responding to the humanitarian crisis of the war in Ukraine with lessons from COVID-19 , Lancet, (Letter) 399, 10337, 1776, 10.1016/S0140-6736(22)00731-0.
Willem, Theresa; Krammer, S; Böhm, AS; French, LE; D, Hartmann; Lasser, T; Buyx, Alena; (2022) Risks and benefits of dermatological machine learning healthcare applications an overview and ethical analysis, Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, https://doi.org/10.1111/jdv.18192
Hangel, Nora; Schönweitz, Franziska; McLennan, Stuart; Fiske, Amelia; Bettina, Zimmermann; Buyx, Alena; (2022) Solidaristic behavior and its limits: A qualitative study about German and Swiss residents' behaviors toward public health measures during COVID-19 lockdown in April 2020, SSM - Qualitative Research in Health, 2, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmqr.2022.100051
Fiske, Amelia; Schönweitz, Franziska; Eichinger, Johanna; Zimmermann, Bettina; Nora, Hangel; Sierawska, Anna; McLennan, Stuart; Buyx, Alena; (2022) The COVID-19 Vaccine: Trust, doubt, and hope for a future beyond the pandemic in Germany, Plos One, 17, 4, e0266659, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0266659
German Ethics Council (DER), ; Buyx, Alena et al; (2022) Vulnerability and resilience in a crisis - Ethical criteria for decision-making in a pandemic , Berlin, 04.04.2022.
Corona ExpertInnenrat der Bundesregierung, ; Buyx, Alena et al; (2022) Zur Notwendigkeit des Infektionsschutzes für pflegebedürftige Menschen in Pflegeeinrichtungen , Berlin, 24.05.2022.
Corona Expert Council of the Federal Government, ; Buyx, Alena et al; (2022) On the need to prioritize the best interests of the child in the pandemic , Berlin, Feb 17, 2022.
Corona Expert Council of the Federal Government, ; Buyx, Alena et al; (2022) On the need for evidence-based risk and health communication , Berlin, Jan 30, 2022.
Fiske, Amelia; McLennan, Stuart; Buyx, Alena; (2022) Qualitative evidence for concern: digital health technologies and the COVID-19 pandemic, AJOB Neuroscience, 13, 3, 204-206, https://doi.org/10.1080/21507740.2022.2082587
Kieslich, K; Meyers, G; Buyx, Alena; El-Sayed, S; Amelia, Fiske; Galasso, I; Geiger, S; Hangel, Nora; Horn, R; Johnson, S; Kuiper, J; Lucivero, F; McLennan, Stuart; Paul, K; Pot, M; Zimmermann, Bettina; Eichinger, Johanna; Schönweitz, Franziska; Sierawska, Anna; et al, ; (2022) Democratic research: setting up a qualitative, comparative and longitudinal interview study during the COVID-19 pandemic, Accepted with Social Science and Medicine - Qualitative Research in Health.
Meier, L.J.; Hein, A.; Diepold, K.; Buyx, A.; (2022) Clinical Ethics to Compute, or Not to Compute? , The American Journal of Bioethics, 22, 12, DOI: 10.1080/15265161.2022.2127970
Knochel, K.; Adaktylos-Surber, K.; Schmolke, E.-M.; Meier, L. J.; K., Kuehlmeyer; Ulm, K.; Buyx, A.; Schneider, G.; Heim, M.; (2022) Preparing for the Worst-Case Scenario in a Pandemic: Intensivists Simulate Prioritization and Triage of Scarce ICU Resources. , Critical Care Medicine, 50, 12, 1714-1724, DOI: 10.1097/ccm.0000000000005684
2021
Schreyer, K; Kuhn, Eva; Rogge, A; Buyx, Alena; (2021) Apps on prescription, but how? Case-based problem outline of medical ethical implications on DiGAs, Das Gesundheitswesen, 10.1055/a-1473-5655.
German Ethics Council (DER), ; Buyx, Alena et al; (2021) Special rules for vaccinated people? , Berlin, 04.02.2021
Drees, C; Krevers, B; Ekerstad, N; Borzikowsky, C; Stuart, McLennan; Rogge, A; Buyx, Alena; (2021) Clinical Priority Setting and Decision Making in Sweden: A Cross-sectional Survey Among Physicians, International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 10.34172/ijhpm.2021.16.
Reetz, J; Richter, Gesine; Borzikowsky, C; Glinicke, C; S, Darabaneanu; Buyx, Alena; (2021) Consent to research participation: understanding and motivation among German pupils, BMC Medical Ethics, 22, 93, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12910-021-00661-z
Müller, Sebastian; Kuhn, Eva; Buyx, Alena; Heidbrink, Ludger; (2021) Do consumers care about work health issues? A qualitative study on voluntary occupational health activities and consumer social responsibility, Business and Society Review, 126, 2, 169-191, https://doi.org/10.1111/basr.12234
Zimmermann, Bettina; Fiske, Amelia; Prainsack, Barbara; Hangel, Nora; Stuart, McLennan; Buyx, Alena; (2021) Early Perceptions of COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps in German-Speaking Countries: Comparative Mixed Methods Study, Journal of Medical Internet Research, 23, 2, e25525, https://doi.org/10.2196/25525
Corona Expert Council of the Federal Government, ; Buyx, Alena et al; (2021) Classification and consequences of the omicron wave , Berlin, 19.12.2021.
Wehkamp, K; Kuhn, Eva; Petzina, R; Buyx, Alena; A, Rogge; (2021) Enhancing Patient Safety by Integrating Ethical Dimensions to Critical Incident Reporting Systems , BMC Med Ethics, 22, 26, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12910-021-00593-8
Fiske, Amelia; McLennan, Stuart; Buyx, Alena; (2021) Ethical insights from the Covid-19 pandemic in Germany: considerations for building resilient healthcare systems in Europe, Lancet Regional Health Europe, 9, 23.05.2174, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lanepe.2021.100213
German Ethics Council (DER), ; Buyx, Alena et al; (2021) Ethical orientation on the question of a general statutory vaccination requirement, , Berlin, Dec. 21, 2021.
Zimmermann, Bettina; Eichinger, Johanna; Schönweitz, Franziska; Buyx, Alena; (2021) Face mask uptake in the absence of mandates during the COVID-19 pandemic: a qualitative interview study with Swiss residents, BMC Public Health, 21(1), 1-10. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-12215-4, 21, 2171, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-12215-4
Kuhn, Eva; Müller, S; Teusch, C; Tanner, G; M, Gude; Baur, C; Heidbrink, L; Bamberg, E; McLennan, Stuart; Buyx, Alena; (2021) Interfaces of occupational health management and corporate social responsibility: A multi-center qualitative study from Germany, BMC Public Health, 21, 1042, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-11016-z
Zimmermann, Bettina; Fiske, Amelia; McLennan, Stuart; Sierawska, Anna; Nora, Hangel; Buyx, Alena; (2021) Motivations and Limits for COVID-19 Policy Compliance in Germany and Switzerland , International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 10.34172/ijhpm.2021.30.
Kuhn, Eva; Fiske, Amelia; Henningsen, Peter; Buyx, Alena; (2021) Psychotherapy with an autonomous artificial intelligence Ethical opportunities and challenges, Psychiatric Practice, 48, pp 01, 26-30, 10.1055/a-1369-2938.
Eberherr, AC; Maaske, A; Wolf, C; Giesert, F; R, Berutti; Graf, E; Effner, R; Strom, TM; Meitinger, T; Buyx, Alena; Hagl, B; Renner, ED; (2021) Successfully restored STAT3 function in hyper-IgE syndrome using adenine base editing , The CRISPR Journal, 4, 2, 178-190, 10.1089/crispr.2020.0111
McLennan, Stuart; Jansen, Carolin; Buyx, Alena; (2021) The Discussion of Risk in German Surgical Clinical Practice Guidelines: A Qualitative Review, Innovative Surgical Science, https://doi.org/10.1515/iss-2020-0026
Sierawska, Anna; Prehn-Kristensen, A; Brauer, H; Krauel, K; C, Breitling-Ziegler; Siniatchkin, M; Buyx, Alena; (2021) Transcranial direct-current stimulation and pediatric attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)-Findings from an interview ethics study with children, adolescents, and their parents. Kadosh, RC; Zaehle, T; Krauel, K; , Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation, vol. 264, 363-386.
German Ethics Council (DER), ; Buyx, Alena et al; (2021) On mandatory vaccination against Covid-19 for employees with special professional responsibilities , Berlin, 11.11.2021.
Sierawska, Anna; Prehn-Kristensen, A; Brauer, H; Krauel, K; Carolin, Breitling-Ziegler; Siniatchkin, M; Buyx, Alena; (2021) Transcranial direct-current stimulation and pediatric attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) - findings from an interview ethics study with children, adolescents, and their parents, Progress in Brain Research, 264, 363-386, 10.1016/bs.pbr.2021.04.002.
Zimmermann, Bettina; Fiske, Amelia; Prainsack, B; Hangel, Nora; Stuart, McLennan; Buyx, Alena; (2021) The Conceptualization of COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps in German-speaking Countries in April 2020: A Comparative Mixed Methods Study, Journal of Medical Internet Research, 23, 2, e25525.
2020
Stelzer, IV; Sierawska, Anna; Buyx, Alena; Simon, J; (2020) A Network-Based Mixed Methods Approach to Analyze Current Perspectives on Personalized Oncological Medicine in Austria , Journal of Personalized Medicine, 10, 4, 02.10.1900, 10.3390/jpm10040276.
McLennan, Stuart; Fiske, Amelia; Celi, LA; Müller, R; J, Harder; Ritt, K; Haddadin, S; Buyx, Alena; (2020) An embedded ethics approach for AI development , Nature Machine Intelligence, 2, 488-490, https://doi.org/10.1038/s42256-020-0214-1
Richter, Gesine; Borzikowsky, C; Lesch, W; Semler, SC; EM, Bunnik; Buyx, Alena; Krawczak, M; (2020) Attitudes towards secondary use of personal data for medical research: Results from patient and population surveys in the Netherlands and Germany, European Journal of Human Genetics, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41431-020-00735-3
Fiske, Amelia; Buhl, A; Buyx, Alena; Winkler, A; (2020) Also a social pandemic , Deutsches Ärzteblatt, 117, 39.
Wild, N; Buyx, Alena; Majno-Hurst, S; Munthe, C; A, Rid; Strech, D; Thompson, A; (2020) Covid-19: An ad hoc public health ethics consultation, The Public Health Service, 82, p. 1-7.
German Ethics Council (DER), ; Standing Commission on Vaccination (STIKO), ; National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, ; Buyx, Alena (et al.); (2020) Recommendations for equitable and regulated access to a covid-19 vaccine , Berlin, 09.11.2020, Joint position paper.
Sierawska, Anna; Moliadze, V; Splittgerber, M; Rogge, A; M, Siniatchkin; Buyx, A; (2020) First Epileptic Seizure and Initial Diagnosis of Juvenile Myoclonus Epilepsy (JME) in a Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) Study - Ethical Analysis of a Clinical case , Neuroethics, 13, 3, 347-351, 10.1007/s12152-020-09444-6.
Bamberg, E; Tanner, G; Baur, C; Stein, M; M, Schümann; Buyx, Alena; Kuhn, Eva; Heidbrink, L; Müller, S; Abel, G; Teusch, C; (2020) GESIOP tool for healthy work Tanner, G; Bamberg, E; , Betriebliches Gesundheitsmanagement (er)weiter(t) denken, Handlungsempfehlungen aus dem Projekt GESIOP, 29-74, https://www.vr-elibrary.de/doi/pdf/10.13109/9783666453274
Müller, S; Teusch, C; Kuhn, Eva; Buyx, Alena; L, Heidbrink; (2020) Health labels A review, 10.38071/876508745430731
German Ethics Council (DER), ; Buyx, Alena et al; (2020) Immunity certificates in the Covid 19 pandemic , Berlin, Sept. 22, 2020.
Richter, Gesine; Lesch, W; Buyx, Alena; (2020) International retreat week "new ethical challenges in data-rich research medicine: a country comparison, Ethics in Medicine, 32, 2, 213-218.
German Ethics Council (DER), ; Buyx, Alena et al; (2020) Minimum social contact in long-term care during the covid 19 pandemic , Berlin, Dec 18, 2020.
Buyx, Alena; Lipp, V; (2020) Guidance in the Corona Crisis - The Ad Hoc Recommendation of the German Ethics Council and the Clinical Ethical Recommendations of Seven Medical Societies , Medical Law, 38, 433-434, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00350-020-5556-5
Richter, Gesine; De Clercq, E; Mertz, M; Buyx, Alena; (2020) Reporting of secondary findings in genomic research: stakeholders' attitudes and preferencesLanganke, M; Erdmann, P; Brothers, KB; , Secondary Findings in Genomic Research, 99-132.
German Ethics Council (DER), ; Buyx, Alena et al; (2020) Robotics for good care , Berlin, 10.03.2020.
German Ethics Council (DER), ; Buyx, Alena et al; (2020) Solidarity and responsibility in the corona crisis , Berlin, 27.03.2020.
Littmann, J; Rid, A; Buyx, Alena; (2020) Tackling Anti-microbial Resistance: An Ethical Framework for Rational Antibiotic UseJamrozik, E; Selgelid, M; , Ethics and Drug Resistance:, Collective Responsibility for Global Public Health, Public Health Ethics Analysis, vol 5., Springer, Cham. http://doi-org-443.webvpn.fjmu.edu.cn/10.1007/978-3-030-27874-8_20
Fiske, Amelia; Buyx, Alena; Prainsack, Barbara; (2020) The double-edged sword of digital self-care: Physician perspectives from Northern Germany, Social Science and Medicine, 260, 09.11.2209, doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.113174
Fiske, Amelia; Henningsen, Peter; Buyx, Alena; (2020) The ethical implications of embodied artificial intelligence in mental healthcare for digital wellbeing Floridi, L; Burr, C; , The Ethics of Digital Well-Being:, A Multi-Disciplinary Approach, Oxford University Press, 207-219.
Kuhn, Eva; Müller, S; Heidbrink, L; Buyx, Alena; (2020) The Ethics of Workplace Health Promotion , Public Health Ethics, phaa007, https://doi.org/10.1093/phe/phaa007
German Ethics Council (DER), ; Buyx, Alena et al; (2020) Tierwohlachtung Zum verantwortlichen Umgang mit Nutztieren, Berlin, 16.06.2020.
German Ethics Council (DER), ; Buyx, Alena et al; (2020) Trans-identity in children and adolescents: Therapeutic controversies - ethical orientations, Berlin, 21.02.2020.
2019
Lim, MS; Beyer, T; Babayan, A; Bergmann, M; M, Brehme; Buyx, Alena; Czernin, J; Egger, G; Elenitoba-Johnson, KSJ; Gückel, B; Jacan, A; Haslacher, H; Hicks, RJ; Kenner, L; Langanke, M; Mitterhauser, M; Pichler, BJ; Salih, HR; Schibli, R; et al, ; (2019) Advancing biomarker development through convergent engagement , Molecular Imaging Biology, 10.1007/s11307-019-01361-2.
Berberat, PO; Henningsen, Peter; Teufel, P; Frick, E; G, Hohendorf; Buyx, Alena; (2019) Physician attitudes, ethical reflectivity, and professional subjectivity , Bayerisches Ärzteblatt, 74, 01 Feb, 21 Jan 1900.
McMahon, A; Buyx, Alena; Prainsack, Barbara; (2019) Big data governance needs more collective agency: the role of harm mitigation in the governance of data use in medicine and beyond, Medical Law Review, fwz016, https://doi.org/10.1093/medlaw/fwz016
Fiske, Amelia; Prainsack, Barbara; Buyx, Alena; (2019) Data Work: Meaning-Making in the Era of Data-Rich Medicine, Journal of Medical Internet Research, 21, 7, e11672, 10.2196/11672.
German Ethics Council (DER), ; Buyx, Alena et al; (2019) Interventions in the human germ line , Berlin, May 09, 2019.
Rid, A; Littmann, J; Buyx, Alena; (2019) Evaluating the risks of public health programs: the example of "rational antibiotic use", Bioethics, https://doi.org/10.1111/bioe.12653
German Ethics Council (DER), ; Buyx, Alena et al; (2019) Vaccination as compulsion? , Berlin, June 27, 2019
Lieb, W; Jacobs, G; Wolf, A; Richter, G; KI, Gaede; Schwarz, J; Arnold, N; Böhm, R; Buyx, Alena; Cascorbi, I; Franke, A; Glinicke, C; Held-Feindt, J; Junker, R; Kalthoff, H; Kramer, HH; Leypoldt, F; Maass, N; Maetzler, W; et al, ; (2019) Linking pre-existing biorepositories for medical research: the PopGen 2.0 Network, Journal of Community Genetics, 10.1007/s12687-019-00417-8.
Fiske, Amelia; Prainsack, Barbara; Buyx, Alena; (2019) Meeting the needs of underserved populations: setting the agenda for more inclusive citizen science of medicine, Journal of Medical Ethics, 45, 9, 617-622, 10.1136/medethics-2018-105253.
Richter, Gesine; Borzikowsky, C; Lieb, W; Schreiber, S; M, Krawczak; Buyx, Alena; (2019) Patient views on research use of clinical data without consent: Legal, but also acceptable?, European Journal of Human Genetics, 27, 841-847, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41431-019-0340-6
Prainsack, Barbara; Buyx, Alena; (2019) Special Issue: Solidarity: New Frontiers. Bioethics 33(1)
Sierawska, Anna; Prehn-Kristensen, A; Moliadze, V; Krauel, K; R, Nowak; Freitag, CM; Siniatchkin, M; Buyx, Alena; (2019) Unmet Needs in Children with ADHD - Can tDCS Fill the Gap? Promises and Ethical Challenges, Frontiers in Psychiatry, doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2019.00334.
Fiske, Amelia; Henningsen, Peter; Buyx, Alena; (2019) Your robot therapist will see you now: ethical implications of embodied artificial intelligence in psychiatry, psychology, and psychotherapy, Journal of Medical Internet Research, 21, 5, e13216, 10.2196/13216.
2018
Richter, Gesine; Krawczak, M; Lieb, W; Wolff, L; S, Schreiber; Buyx, Alena; (2018) Broad consent for healthcare-embedded biobanking: understanding and reasons to donate in a large patient sample, Genetics in Medicine, 20, 1, 76-82.
Buyx, Alena; (2018) Ethical commentary on 'Collection and use of clinical patient data as a basis for computerized clinical assistance systems' , Journal of Medical Ethics, 64, 2, 176-180.
Fiske, Amelia; Buyx, Alena*; Prainsack, Barbara*; (2018) Health Information Counselors: A New Profession for the Age of Big Data?, Academic Medicine, 10.1097/ACM.0000000000002395
German Ethics Council (DER), ; Buyx, Alena et al; (2018) Challenges in dealing with rare diseases , Berlin, 23.11.2018.
German Ethics Council (DER), ; Buyx, Alena et al; (2018) Hilfe durch Zwang? Professional care relationships in the area of tension between well-being and self-determination, Berlin, 01.11.2018.
Crico, C; Renzi, C; Graf, N; Buyx, Alena; H, Kondylakis; Koumakis, L; Pravettoni, G; (2018) mHealth and telemedicine apps: in search of a common regulation, Ecancermedicalscience, 12, 853, 10.3332/ecancer.2018.853.
Buyx, Alena; Birks, D; (2018) Neuroscience and social problems: the case of neuropunishment, Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, 27, 4, 628-634.
Birks, D; Buyx, Alena; (2018) Punishing Intentions and Neurointerventions , AJOB Neuroscience, 9, 3, 133-134.
Littmann, J; Buyx, Alena; (2018) Rational antibiotic use as an ethical challenge , Bundesgesundheitsblatt, doi.org/10.1007/s00103-018-2716-0.
Buyx, Alena; Prainsack, Barbara; (2018) Solidarity can make a difference: addressing transformations in healthcare, demographics, and technological replacement , Bioethics, 32, 537-554.
Littmann, J; Rid, A; Buyx, Alena; (2018) Tackling anti-microbial resistance Ethical framework for rational antibiotic use, European Journal of Public Health, 28, 2, 359-363, 10.1093/eurpub/ckx165.
Prainsack, Barbara; Buyx, Alena; (2018) The value of work and labor: addressing the Future of Work (FOW) through the lens of solidarity, Bioethics, 32, 9, 585-592.
Fiske, Amelia; Del Salvio, L; Prainsack, B; Buyx, Alena; (2018) Why citizen science? Dickel, S; , Personal Health Science, Springer, 195-217.
2017
Buyx, Dana; Buyx, Alena; (2017) Special Issue Research Ethics in Transition Research 12/2017, Webler University Press.
German Ethics Council (DER), ; Buyx, Alena et al; (2017) Big Data und Gesundheit Datensouveränität als informationelle Freiheitsgestaltung, Berlin, 30.11.2017.
Müller, S; Kuhn, Eva; Buyx, Alena; (2017) Corporate social responsibility and occupational health management - A review of commonalities , Journal of Business and Corporate Ethics, 18, 3, 307-327.
Buyx, Alena; Del Salvio, L; Prainsack, Barbara; Völzke, H; (2017) Every Participant is a PI Citizen Science and Participatory Governance in Population Studies, International Journal of Epidemiology, 46, 2, 377-384.
Buyx, Alena; (2017) Research ethics implications of Big Data in healthcare: the German Ethics Council's November 2017 statement, Journal of Research, 03 Apr, 85-90.
German Ethics Council (DER), ; Buyx, Alena et al; (2017) Germline interventions on the human embryo: German Ethics Council calls forglobal political discourse and international regulation, Berlin, 29.09.2017.
Del Salvio, L; Prainsack, Barbara; Buyx, Alena; (2017) Motivations of Participants in the Citizen Science of Microbiomics Data from the British Gut Project, Genetics in Medicine, 19, 8, 959-961.
Prainsack, Barbara; Buyx, Alena; (2017) Solidarity in biomedicine and beyond , Cambridge University Press.
Buyx, Dana; Buyx, Alena; (2017) Special Issue "Research Ethics in Transition" Research 12/2017, Webler University Press.
German Ethics Council (DER), ; Buyx, Alena et al; (2017) Suicide prevention instead of suicide support Reminder of a demand by the German Ethics Council on the occasion of a decision by the Federal Administrative Court, Berlin, 01.07.2017.
2016
Richter, Gesine; Buyx, Alena; (2016) Broad consent for biobank research - the ethical debate , Ethics in Medicine, 10.1007/s00481-016-0398-4.
Del Salvio, L; Prainsack, Barbara; Buyx, Alena; (2016) Crowdsourcing the Human Gut , Journal of Science Communication, 15, 3, p. 1-16.
Prainsack, Barbara; Buyx, Alena; (2016) Das Solidaritätsprinzip Plädoyer für eine Renaissance in Medizin und Bioethik, Campus Verlag.
Central Ethics Committee at the German Medical Association (ZEKO), ; Buyx, Alena et al; (2016) Entscheidungsfähigkeit und Entscheidungsassistenz in der Medizin , Berlin.
West Oram, P; Buyx, Alena; (2016) Global Health Solidarity , Public Health Ethics, 10, 12, 212-224.
Buyx, Alena; Kollar, E; Laukötter, S; (2016) Health justice: a collection of critical essays, Bioethics, 30, 1, p. 2-4.
Kollar, E; Laukötter, S; Buyx, Alena; (2016) Humanity and Justice in Global Health , Bioethics, 30, 1, 41-8.
Central Ethics Committee at the German Medical Association (ZEKO), ; Buyx, Alena et al; (2016) Medical age estimation in unaccompanied young refugees , Berlin.
Del Salvio, L; Buyx, Alena; Prainsack, Barbara; (2016) Opening the black box of participation in medicine and healthcare , ITA-manu:script, p. 16-01.
Langanke, M; Liedtke, W; Buyx, Alena; (2016) Patients' responsibility for their health Schramme, T; Edwards, S; , Handbook of the Philosophy of Medicine, Chapter 38, Springer, 620-640.
West Oram, P; Buyx, Alena; Prainsack, Barbara; (2016) Solidarity in Bioethics , eLS, p. 1-5.
Kollar, E; Laukötter, S; Buyx, Alena; (2016) Special Issue: Just Health - the Capability Approach Bioethics 30(1).
Prainsack, Barbara; Buyx, Alena; (2016) Thinking ethical and regulatory frameworks in medicine from the perspective of solidarity on both sides of the Atlantic , Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, 37, 6, 489-501.
Central Ethics Committee at the German Medical Association (ZEKO), ; Buyx, Alena et al; (2016) Dealing with medical offers abroad Ethical and legal issues of "medical tourism", Berlin.
2015
Buyx, Alena; Jox, R; Marckmann, Georg; Schicktanz, S; D, Strech; Wild, V; (2015) Alcohol abstinence before liver transplantation , Deutsches Ärzteblatt, 112, 49, A-2078 / B-1716 / C-1662.
Littmann, J; Buyx, Alena; Cars, O; (2015) Antibiotic resistance: an ethical challenge, International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 46, 4, 359-61.
Buyx, Alena; Duffner, A; (2015) Population growth and demographic change Sturma, D; , Handbook of Bioethics, Chapter 6, De Gruyter, 209-213.
Buyx, Alena; Prainsack, Barbara; (2015) Bioethics in a post-genomic age Wright, J; , International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Elsevier, 625-630.
Prainsack, Barbara; Buyx, Alena; (2015) Ethics of healthcare policy and the concept of solidarity , The Palgrave International Handbook of Health Care Policy and Governance, Chapter 39, 649-666.
2014
Littmann, J; Buyx, Alena; (2014) Antibiotic resistance Ethical aspects of a pressing challenge, Ethics in Medicine, 27, 4, 301-14, 10.1007/s00481-014-0328-2.
Prainsack, Barbara; Buyx, Alena; (2014) Nudging and solidarity: do they go together?, Eurohealth, 20, 2, p. 11-14.
Buyx, Alena; (2014) Smart drugs: ethical issues and suggestions for policy makingClausen, J; Levy, N; , Handbook on neuroethics, Springer, 1191-1206.
2013
Prainsack, Barbara; Buyx, Alena; (2013) A solidarity-based approach to the governance of biobanks , Medical Law Review, 21, 1, 71-91.
Buyx, Alena; (2013) Enhancement and the concept of disease: aspects of justice theoryHucklenbroich, P; Buyx, A; , The concept of disease and function in medicine, Paderborn, mentis, 283-311.
Hucklenbroich, P; Buyx, Alena; (2013) Krankheits- und Funktionsbegriff in der Medizin , Paderborn, Mentis Verlag.
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics, ; Buyx, Alena et al.; (2013) Novel neurotechnologies: intervening in the brain
Kollar, E; Buyx, Alena; (2013) The ethics and policy of medical brain drain Review, Swiss Medical Weekly, 143, w13845.
2012
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics, ; Buyx, Alena et al; (2012) Emerging biotechnologies: ethical issues.
Buyx, Alena; Prainsack, Barbara; (2012) Lifestyle-related diseases and individual responsibility through the prism of solidarity , Clinical Ethics, 7, 79-85.
Buyx, Alena; Friedrich, DR; Schöne-Seifert, Bettina; (2012) Minimum benefit thresholds in health care Ethical arguments, survey data, and health policy outlook, Health and Social Policy, 2, 37-44.
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics, ; Buyx, Alena et al; (2012) Mitochondrial donation: ethical issues.
Prainsack, Barbara; Buyx, Alena; (2012) Solidarity - The attempt of a new definition Weiss, Martin; Greif, Hajo; , Ethics, Society, Politics, Proceedings of the 35th International Wittgenstein Symposium. Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria, Frankfurt, Ontos, 574-596.
Prainsack, Barbara; Buyx, Alena; (2012) Solidarity in contemporary bioethics - towards a new approach , Bioethics, 26, 7, 343-350.
Prainsack, Barbara; Buyx, Alena; (2012) Understanding solidarity (with a little help from your friends) , Public Health Ethics, 5, 2, 206-210.
Buyx, Alena; Strech, D; Schmidt, H; (2012) On the ethics of screening by (direct-to-consumer) individual gene analysis and whole-body MRIs Explanation and discussion of the recommendations of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, Journal of Evidence, Continuing Education, and Quality in Health Care, 106, 29-39.
2011
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics, ; Buyx, Alena et al; (2011) Biofuels: ethical issues.
Buyx, Alena; Tait, J; (2011) Ethical Framework for Biofuels , Science, 332, 6029, 540-541.
Buyx, Alena; Friedrich, DR; Schöne-Seifert, Bettina; (2011) Ethics and effectiveness: rationing healthcare by thresholds of minimum effectiveness, British Medical Journal, 342, 531-533.
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics, ; Buyx, Alena et al; (2011) Human bodies in medicine & research.
Prainsack, Barbara; Buyx, Alena; (2011) Solidarity Reflections on an emerging concept in bioethics, Nuffield Bioethics: http://www.nuffield-bioethics.org/sites/default/files/Solidarity_report_FOR_WEB.pdf
Buyx, Alena; (2011) Tissue typing and saviour siblings: reflections on a particular application of preimplantation diagnostiHuster, S; Gethmann, CF; , Law and ethics in preimplantation diagnostics, p. 12-36.
Buyx, Alena; (2011) Distributive justice in health care - the current debate Ach, JS; Bayertz, K; Siep, L; , Basic Course in Ethics, vol. 2, Paderborn, mentis, 49-63.
Michalke, D; Buyx, Alena; Reiermann, S; Wiedebusch, S; H, Wolters; Muthny, FA; (2011) Predicting postoperative quality of life in living kidney donation recipients from pretransplant findings , Kidney and Hypertension Diseases, 40, 329-36.
2010
Buyx, Alena; (2010) Personal responsibility as a criterion for priority setting in medical systems and public health Strech, D; Marckmann, G; , Public Health Ethics, Münster, Lit Verlag, 129-153.
Buyx, Alena; Huster, S; (2010) Ethical aspects of public health , Ethics in Medicine, 21, 3, 175-177.
Buyx, Alena; (2010) Can, should, must? Public Health Policy and Libertarian Paternalism, Ethics in Medicine, 21, 3, 221-34.
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics, ; Buyx, Alena et al; (2010) Medical profiling and online medicine: the ethics of 'personalised healthcare' in a consumer age.
Buyx, Alena; (2010) How equal can health be? Ethical and justice-theoretical aspects of health inequalities, The Public Health Service, 72, 1, 48-53.
2009
Buyx, Alena; Hucklenbroich, P; (2009) Wunscherfüllende Medizin" und Krankheitsbegriff: " Eine medizintheoretische AnalyseKettner, M; , Wunschmedizin, Frankfurt a.M., Suhrkamp Verlag, 25-55.
Buyx, Alena; Hucklenbroich, P; (2009) "Wish-fulfilling medicine" and the concept of disease: a medical theoretical analysisKettner, M; , Wunschmedizin, Frankfurt a.M., Suhrkamp Verlag, 25-55.
Buyx, Alena; (2009) Allocating health care resources: the role of personal responsibilityKenway, I; Holm, S; Gunning, J; , Ethics, Law and Society, Vol. IV, Ashgate Publ, 341-350.
Buyx, Alena; (2009) Incentives in postmortem organ donation: Rewarding willingness to donate, Ethics in Medicine, 21, 1, p. 7-20.
Buyx, Alena; (2009) Blood donation, payment, and non-cash incentives - old problems gathering renewed interest , Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy, 36, 5, 329-39.
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics, ; Buyx, Alena et al; (2009) Dementia: ethical issues.
Buyx, Alena; Friedrich, DR; Schöne-Seifert, Bettina; (2009) Marginal efficacy as a posterioritization criterion - conceptual clarifications and ethically relevant preliminary considerations , Ethics in Medicine, 21, 2, 89-100.
Buyx, Alena; Friedrich, D; Schöne-Seifert, Bettina; (2009) Marginal efficacy as a rationing criterion - conceptual explanations and ethically relevant preliminary considerations Wohlgemuth, WA; Freitag, MH; , Prioritization in medicine - Interdisciplinary research approaches, Berlin, Medizinisch Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft, 201-217.
Gordijn, B; Buyx, Alena; (2009) Neural Engineering - The Ethical Challenges Ahead Giordano, J; Gordijn, B; , Scientific and Philosophical Perspectives in Neuroethics, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 283-301.
Friedrich, DR; Buyx, Alena; Schöne-Seifert, Bettina; (2009) Prioritization: marginal effectiveness as an exclusion criterion, Deutsches Ärzteblatt, 106, 31-32, 1562-1564.
Wiedebusch, S; Kreußer, S; Steinke, C; Muthny, FA; HJ, Pavenstädt; Schöne-Seifert, Bettina; Senninger, N; Suwelack, B; Buyx, Alena; (2009) Quality of life, coping and mental health status after living kidney donation , Transplantation Proceedings, 41(5): 1483-1488.
2008
Buyx, Alena; (2008) Be careful what you wish for? Theoretical and normative aspects of wish-fulfilling medicine, Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, 11, 2, 133-143.
Buyx, Alena; Maxwell, B; Schöne-Seifert, Bettina; (2008) Challenges of educating for medical professionalism: who should step up to the plate?, Medical Education, 11, 133-134.
Buyx, Alena; Maxwell, B; Supper, H; Schöne-Seifert, Bettina; (2008) Medical ethics as a subject of instruction , Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift, 120, 21-22, 655-664.
Buyx, Alena; (2008) Personal responsibility for health - why we don`t like it and why maybe we should , Journal of Medical Ethics, 34, 12, 871-874.
2007
Buyx, Alena; (2007) Voluntary self-enslavement - An extreme form of commercialization Taupitz, J; , Commercialization of the human body, Berlin et al, Springer, 261-274.
Buyx, Alena; (2007) Health for all? Introduction to questions of justice in modern medicineJüttemann, V; , More bad than right?, An interdisciplinary examination of justice, Münster et al, Waxmann, 73-101.
Buyx, Alena; (2007) Moderate financial incentives in postmortem donation , Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift, 132, 45, 2392-2395.
2006
Buyx, Alena; Schöne-Seifert, Bettina; Ach, J; (2006) 'Treated justly?' Thematic introductionSchöne-Seifert, Bettina; Buyx, Alena; Ach, J; , Treated justly?, Rationing and prioritization in health care, Paderborn, mentis, p. 7-13.
Schöne-Seifert, Bettina; Buyx, Alena; Ach, J; (2006) Treated fairly? Rationing and prioritization in health care, Paderborn, Mentis Verlag.
Buyx, Alena; Evers, S; (2006) State of knowledge and attitudes of medical staff towards living wills - preliminary results of an empirical study Rothärmel, S; Schmidt, KW; Wolfslast, G; , Advance directives for the end of life, Implementation of living wills and health care proxy in clinical and outpatient care, Frankfurt a. M., Zentrum für Ethik in der Medizin am Markus-Krankenhaus, p. 14-16.
Schöne-Seifert, Bettina; Buyx, Alena; (2006) Marginal effectiveness of medical interventions: a fair rationing criterion?Schöne-Seifert, Bettina; Buyx, Alena; Ach, J; , Treated fairly?, Rationing and prioritization in health care, Paderborn, mentis, 215-234.
2005
Buyx, Alena; (2005) Personal responsibility - distribution criterion in health care? , Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift, 130, 24, 1512-1515
Buyx, Alena; (2005) Personal responsibility as a distribution criterion in health care - Theoretical foundations and practical implementation Rauprich, O; Marckmann, G; Vollmann, J; , Equality and justice in modern medicine, Paderborn, mentis, 315-334.
Floel, A; Buyx, Alena; Breitenstein, C; Lohmann, H; S, Knecht; (2005) Handedness and hemispheric lateralization of spatial attention , Behavioural Brain Research, 158, 2, 269-275.
  • GTE Lecture (SoSe)
  • Ethics and Palliative Care Seminar (Certificate of Achievement GTE) (SoSe and WiSe)
  • Vocational Field Orientation (BFE) (WiSe)
  • Lecture Terminology (WiSe)
  • Elective

Alena Buyx gives scientific and public lectures on the following topics:

  • Ethical challenges in medicine
  • Ethical implications of new developments and technologies in medicine (AI in medicine).
  • Research Ethics
  • Solidarity and justice in health care
  • Public Health Ethics
  • Ethics of the pandemic
  • Genome editing and germline interventions
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