joshperr [at] indiana [dot] edu (E-mail)
Business School, Room 233F
- Assistant Professor of Business Law and Ethics
- Life Sciences Research Fellow
- JD, Vanderbilt University Law School, 2002
- MTS, Vanderbilt University Divinity School, 2002
- BA, Lipscomb University, 1997
- Business litigation associate, 2002-2004
Legal, ethical, and policy issues in healthcare, the life sciences, and the business of medicine.
Camping, hiking, cycling, music, politics, pop culture.
Professor Perry received his Bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in American Studies from Lipscomb University in 1997. In 2002, he graduated from Vanderbilt University’s joint law-divinity program, receiving a Masters of Theological Studies from the Divinity School, where his program concentrated on ethics, and the Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Law School, where he received numerous awards and served as the Senior Articles Editor of the VANDERBILT LAW REVIEW. Prior to joining the Kelley School faculty, Professor Perry taught undergraduates and graduate/professional students, and even high school students at Vanderbilt University where he designed and taught a variety of courses exploring legal and ethical issues in the School of Medicine, Law School, College of Arts and Science, and Summer Academy for Gifted Education. In addition to classroom teaching, at Vanderbilt Perry also served as a member of the Clinical Ethics Consultation Service for the adult and children’s hospitals and as a member of the Medical Center’s Ethics Committee. He also mentored medical students in the Law & Policy area of the medical school’s Emphasis Program. A frequent speaker to a variety of local, national, and international audiences on issues at the intersection of law, medicine, and ethics, Professor Perry’s research explores the economic and business factors that contribute to the tensions between personal and professional values in the lives of professionals and in their moral decision making, as well as public policy “biopolitical” and life science issues arising in dilemmas where legal, medical, ethical, and religious issues intersect.
Direct-to Consumer Drug Advertisements and the Informed Patient: A Legal, Ethical, and Content Analysis, Invited Paper Participant, 2012 Huber Hurst Research Seminar, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, February 3, 2012
Perry, Joshua E. (2012), "Physician-Owned Specialty Hospitals and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Health Care Reform at the Intersection of Law and Ethics," American Business Law Journal, Vol. 49, No. 2, June, pp. 369-417.
Perry, Joshua (2011), "Ethics, Law, and the Business of Healthcare," Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, August.
Perry, Joshua E. (2011), "Managing Moral Distress: A Strategy for Resolving Ethical Dilemmas," Business Horizons, Vol. 54, pp. 393-397.
Perry, Joshua E. and Robert Stone (2011), "In the Business of Dying: Questioning the Commercialization of Hospice," Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Vol. 39, pp. 224-234.
"Revisiting CPR/DNR: Have the Policies Outlived Their Utility?," 10 American Journal of Bioethics 61-67 (2010) (with Jeffrey Bishop, Kyle Brothers & Ayesha Ahmad).
"Finite Knowledge/Finite Power: 'Death Panels' and the Limits of Medicine," (essay in reply to peer commentaries on target article), 10 American Journal of Bioethics W7-W9 (2010) (with Jeffrey Bishop, Kyle Brothers & Ayesha Ahmad).
- Life, Death (Panels), and the Body Politic, 61 Syracuse Law Review 25-48 (2010) (with Jeffrey Bishop).
Perry, Joshua E. (2010), "The Ethical Costs of Commercializing the Professions: First-Person Narratives From the Legal and Medical Trenches," University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law & Social Change, Vol. 13, pp. 169-201.
Perry, Joshua E. (2010), "A Missed Opportunity: Health Care Reform, Rhetoric, Ethics, and Economics at the End of Life," Mississippi College Law Review, Vol. 29, pp. 409-426.
Perry, Joshua E. (2010), "An Obituary for Physician-Owned, Specialty Hospitals," The Health Lawyer, Vol. 23, pp. 24-34.
- Perry, Joshua, Ilene Moore, Bruce Barry, Ellen Wright Clayton, and Amanda Carrico (2009), "The Ethical Health Lawyer: An Empirical Assessment of Moral Decision Making," Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Vol. 37, pp. 461-475.
- Perry, Joshua E. and Kyle L. Galbraith (2009), "Saturday Morning in the Clinic," The Hastings Center Report, Vol. 39, September-October, pp. 24-26.
Perry, Joshua E. (2008), "Thinking Like a Professional," Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 58, pp. 159-165.
Perry, Joshua E. (2007), "Biopolitics at the Bedside: Proxy Wars and Feeding Tubes," Journal of Legal Medicine, Vol. 28, June, pp. 171-192.
Perry, Joshua E. (2006), "Biblical BioPolitics: Judicial Process, Religious Rhetoric, Terri Schiavo and Beyond," Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 553-630.
Perry, Joshua E., Larry Churchill, and Howard Kirshner (2005), "The Terri Schiavo Case: Legal, Ethical and Medical Perspectives," Annals of Internal Medicine, Vol. 143, pp. 744-748. Reprinted in Nancy S. Jecker, Albert R. Jonsen, and Robert A. Pearlman (eds.) (2007), Bioethics: Introduction to History, Methods, and Practice (2nd Edition).