Alison Antes, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

ALISON ANTES, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine of the Bioethics Research Center in the Division of General Medical Sciences at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Antes completed her PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at the University of Oklahoma, where she focused on leadership, ethical decision-making, and the development and evaluation of research ethics training.

Dr. Antes is co-director of the Professionalism and Integrity in Research Program (PI Program) and the Responsible Conduct of Research Course for Washington University ICTS Scholars. Dr. Antes also teaches a master’s course in ethics and professionalism for data scientists and statisticians. Dr. Antes is an editorial board member of Accountability in Research.

Dr. Antes conducts empirical research on research ethics and ethical and social issues in healthcare. Dr. Antes is particularly interested in the decision-making of researchers and the leadership and management behaviors of principal investigators. Dr. Antes is also interested in the ethical and social issues arising from advances in healthcare technologies, particularly technologies driven by advances in data science and artificial intelligence.


K01HG008990 NIH/NHGRI         Antes, PI          07/01/2016-06/30/2021
Fostering Integrity and Societal Impact in Genomics through Management and Leadership Practices
This project will examine the management and leadership practices of principal investigators that foster excellence and integrity in research. The research will also explore the leadership training and development needs and preferences of early-career researchers. This project will also provide the applicant with career training and mentorship.
Role: PI

R25GM116727 NIH/NIGMS          Garbutt/Toker, PIs          09/01/2017-07/31/2022
Education Program to Improve Innovation and Entrepreneurial Thinking in Biomedical Researchers
This project addresses the need to broaden the training of our biomedical research workforce to keep up with the demands and opportunities of contemporary science. The proposed program will provide biomedical researchers with an additional skill set in innovative and entrepreneurial thinking that will enable them to speed the translation of promising new ideas into innovative products to improve health.
Role: Co-Investigator

Bander Center for Medical Business Ethics, Saint Louis University          DuBois, PI          08/01/2018-09/20/2020
Openness to Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: A Survey of U.S. Patients
This project developed scenarios describing healthcare technologies driven by artificial intelligence and explored patients’ openness to these technologies.
Role: Co-Investigator


1ORIIR180042 U.S. Office of Research Integrity         Antes, PI         07/01/2018 – 04/30/2020
Examining Lab Leadership and Management Practices that Foster a Climate for Research Ethics
This project examines the leadership and management practices of principal investigators (PIs) as predictors of NIH-funded postdoctoral researchers’ perceptions of climate for research ethics, job satisfaction, and productivity.
Role: PI


Antes AL, Dineen KK, Bakanas E, Zahrli T, Keune JD, Schuelke MJ, DuBois JM. Professional decision-making in medicine: Development of a new measure and preliminary evidence of validity. PLOS ONE. 2020;15(2):e0228450.

Antes AL, English T, Baldwin KA, DuBois JM. What explains associations of researchers’ nation of origin and scores on a measure of professional decision-making? Exploring key variables and interpretation of scores. Science and Engineering Ethics. 2019;25(5):1499-1530.

Garbutt J, Antes AL, Mozersky J, Pearson J, Grailer J, Toker E, DuBois JM. Validating curricular competencies in innovation and entrepreneurship for biomedical research trainees: A modified Delphi approach. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science. 2019;3(4):165-183.

Antes AL, Kuykendall A, DuBois JM. Leading for research excellence and integrity: A qualitative investigation of the relationship-building practices of exemplary principal investigators. Accountability in Research. 2019;26(3):198-226.

Antes AL, Kuykendall A, DuBois JM. The lab management practices of “Research Exemplars” that foster research rigor and regulatory compliance: A qualitative study of successful principal investigators. PLOS ONE. 2019;14(4):e0214595.

Antes AL. First law of leadership: Be human first, scientist second. Nature. 2018;563(7733):601.

Antes AL, DuBois JM. Cultivating the human dimension in research. Molecular Cell. 2018;18;72(2):207-210.

DuBois JM, Antes AL. Five dimensions of research ethics: A stakeholder framework for creating a climate of research integrity. Academic Medicine. 2018;93(4):550-555.

Antes AL, English T, Baldwin KA, DuBois JM. The role of culture and acculturation in researchers’ perceptions of rules in science. Science and Engineering Ethics. 2018;24(2):361-391.

Antes AL, Mart A, DuBois JM. Are leadership and management essential for good research? An interview study of genetic researchers. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics. 2016;11(5):408-423.

Antes AL, Chibnall JT, Baldwin KA, Tait RC, Vander Wal JS, DuBois JM. Making professional decisions in research: Measurement and key predictors. Accountability in Research. 2016;23(5):288-308.

Antes AL, DuBois JM. Aligning objectives and assessment in responsible conduct of research instruction. Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education. 2014;15(2):108-16. doi: 10.1128/jmbe.v15i2.852.

Antes AL. A systematic approach to instruction in research ethics. Accountability in Research. 2014;21(1):50-67.

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