University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health

Professional Summary

Dr. Jameton's main area of interest is the philosophy and ethics of environmental health. He is currently teaching and conducting research on global ethical issues in health care and public health, such as equality, environment, ecological medicine, and global climate change.

Dr. Jameton serves on the Medical Ethics Committee, the Institutional Review Board, the Ethics Consultation Service, and the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. He serves on several committees in the College of Public Health, including planning committees for a Center in Ethics and Humanities, and a possible Public Health MSIA PhD. He is a co-founder and board member of City Sprouts, a community gardening and sustainability education project.

Courses Taught

Dr. Jameton co-teaches such CoPH courses as "ENV 840: Climate Change, Sustainability, and Public Health," "HPRO 815: Issues in Public Health, Past and Present," and "HPRO 825: Ethics in Health Care." He teaches selectives for fourth year medical students, and presents lectures in several courses. He is supervising the graduate study of several students in the MSIA PhD program.


  • PhD  Philosophy, 1972, University of Washington
  • BA Psychology, 1965, Harvard University

Selected Publications

  • Jameton A. 2002. Outline of the ethical implications of earth’s limits for health care. Journal of Medical Humanities 23(1);43-59.
  • Jameton A, McGuire C. 2002. Toward Sustainable Health Care Services: Principles, Challenges, and a Process.” International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education 3(2):113-127.
  • Jameton A, Pierce J. 2001. “Environment and Health: 8. Sustainable Health Care and Emerging Ethical Responsibilities.” Canadian Medical Association Journal 164(3):365-369.
  • Brown KH, Jameton A. 2000. “Public Health Implications of Urban Agriculture.” Journal of Public Health Policy 21:20-.
  • Jameton, A; Pierce, J. 1997. "Toward a Sustainable U.S. Health Policy: Local Congruities and Global Incongruities." Social Indicators Research 4(1-2):125-146.
  • Jameton, A. 2005. “Environmental Health Ethics.” Environmental Health: From Global to Local, Ed. Howard Frumkin. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, pp. 143-169.


  • With Jessica Pierce. The Ethics of Environmentally Responsible Health Care (Oxford University Press, 2004)
  • Nursing Practice: the Ethical Issues (Prentice-Hall, 1984)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
  • American Public Health Association
  • Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • American Community Gardening Association
  • American Philosophical Association
  • Concerned Philosophers for Peace

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Andrew Jameton, College of Public Health at UNMC

986075 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4365   
Phone: 402-559-4680
Fax: 402-559-3773