Adil Shamoo is a senior analyst for the Foreign Policy in Focus project of the Institute for Policy Studies. His contributions have centered on scientific research and more recently on bioethics. Founder and editor-in-chief of the journal Accountability in Research, Shamoo serves on the editorial board of the Drug Information Journal. He is also a member of the Defense Health Board (DHB), chairing the medical ethics subcommittee. In addition, he was a member of the National Human Research Protections Advisory Committee (NHRPAC), and he cofounded the human rights organization Citizens for Responsible Care and Research (CIRCARE).
Shamoo has held full-time faculty appointments at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, East Carolina University, the National Institutes of Health, the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, the Max Planck Institute of Biophysics in Frankfurt, Mount Sinai School of Medicine of the City University of New York, and the University of Louisville.
He has written/edited 15 books in science and bioethics and contributes often to newspapers and websites on topics related to ethics and public policy. His opinion editorials appear in major newspapers, including The Christian Science Monitor and The Baltimore Sun. Shamoo has been cited in and has appeared many times on local and national media, including CBS�s 48 hours, Newsweek magazine, and National Public Radio. He also has testified before many congressional committees.
Shamoo was born in Baghdad, Iraq, and obtained his BSc at the University of Baghdad, an MS at the University of Louisville, and a PhD from the City University of New York.