Here is a partial list of my publications, with links where available.


Unleashing Your Dog: A Field Guide to Giving Your Canine Companion the Best Possible Life, with Marc Bekoff (New World Library, 2019).

The Animals’ Agenda: Freedom, Compassion and Coexistence in the Human Age, with Marc Bekoff (Beacon Press, 2017). Available wherever books and eBooks are sold.

Hospice and Palliative Care for Companion Animals: Principles and Practice, with Amir Shanan and Tamara Shearer (Wiley, 2017).

Run Spot Run: The Ethics of Keeping Pets (University of Chicago, 2015).

The Last Walk: Reflections on Our Pets at the End of Their Life (University of Chicago, 2012).

Contemporary Bioethics: A Reader with Cases, with George Randels (Oxford University Press, 2009).

Wild Justice: The Moral Lives of Animals, with Marc Bekoff (University of Chicago, 2009).

Morality Play: Case Studies in Ethics (McGraw-Hill, 2005; Reprinted by Waveland Press, 2011).

The Ethics of Environmentally Responsible Health Care, with Andrew Jameton (Oxford University Press, 2004).

Environmentalism and the New Logic of Business,with R. Edward Freeman and Richard H. Dodd (Oxford University Press, 2000).

My Blogs

My Blog on Psychology Today, “All Dogs Go To Heaven

Articles and book chapters

“You Love Dogs? Then Don’t Clone Them.” New York Times, March 6, 2018.

“The Secret Life of Pets: Forget the movie, here’s what it’s really like.” Guardian, July 28, 2016.

“Is your pet lonely and bored?” New York Times, May 7, 2016.

“Deciding when a pet has suffered enough?” New York Times, Sept. 22, 2012.

The Dying Animal,Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 10 (2), 2013.

Jessica Pierce and Marc Bekoff. “Wild Justice Redux.” Social Justice Research June, 2012.

Hess, Jeremy, Daniel Bednarz, Jae Yong Bae, and Jessica Pierce. “Petroleum and Health Care: Evaluating and Managing Health Care’s Vulnerability to Petroleum Supply Shifts.”   American Journal of Public Health  September, 2011.

Mortality: Four Studies,White Whale Review 2.2 (2010). Nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Bekoff, Marc and Jessica Pierce. “The Ethical Dog,” Scientific American Mind March 19, 2010.

Environmental Bioethics: A Manifesto,” posted on Health After Oil website, November 13, 2009.

Pierce, Jessica and Marc Bekoff. “Moral in Tooth and Claw,” The Chronicle of Higher Education October 18, 2009.

Pierce, Jessica and Dan Bednarz. “The Ethics of Sustainable Healthcare Reform,” posted on Health After Oil website, August 29, 2009.

Pierce, Jessica and Marc Bekoff. “Wild Justice: Honor and Fairness among Beasts at Play,” American Journal of Play Vol. 1, No. 4 (2009): 451-475.

“Mice in the Sink: On the Expression of Empathy in Animals.” Journal of Environmental Philosophy Vol. V, Issue I (2008): 75-96.

“Morality in Humans and Animals,” in Marc Bekoff, ed., Encyclopedia of Human-Animal Relationships (Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2007).

Pierce, Jessica and Andrew Jameton. “Reply to Paul Carrick,” Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, Vol. 48, No. 3 (2005): 458-463.

Pierce, Jessica and Peter Wenz. “Environmental Health,” in Stephen Post, ed., The Encyclopedia of Bioethics, 3rd Edition (MacMillan Reference Books, 2003).

Pierce, Jessica and Andrew Jameton. “Sustainable health care and emerging ethical responsibilities,” in Michael McCally, ed., Life Support: The Environment and Human Health (Boston: MIT Press, 2002), chap. 8. Also published in Canadian Medical Association Journal Feb. 6, Vol. 164, No. 3 (2001), 365-369.

“Can bioethics survive on a dying planet?” Journal of Medical Humanities Vol. 23, No. 1 (2002), 3-6.

Pierce, Jessica, Karen Warren, and Hilde L. Nelson. “Feminist slants on nature and health,” Journal of Medical Humanities Vol. 23, No. 1 (2002), 61-72.

Pierce, Jessica and Andrew Jameton. “Cody’s Dilemma: A case study in animal autonomy and beneficence,” Journal of Irreproducible Results Vol. 45, Nos.5+6 (2000), 19-20.
Paulman, Audrey and Jessica Pierce. “Ethics in Precepting,” in Paul Paulman, Jeffrey Sussman, and Cheryl Abboud, eds., Precepting Medical Students in the Office (Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press: 2000), chap. 33.

Paulman, Audrey and Jessica Pierce. “The physician as ethics educator,” Family Medicine Vol. 32, No. 6 (2000), 379-380.

Pierce, Jessica and Audrey Paulman. “The preceptor as ethics educator,” Family Medicine Vol. 31, No. 10 (1999), 687-8.

Pierce, Jessica and Christina Kerby. “The global ethics of latex gloves: Reflections on natural resource use in health care,” Cambridge Quarterly for Health Care Ethics Vol. 8, No. 1 (1999), 98-107.

Mlinek, Edward J. and Jessica Pierce. “Editorial: Confidentiality breaches—A routine procedure?” Emergency Medical News Vol. XX, No. 5 (1998).

Freeman, R. Edward, Jessica Pierce, and Richard H. Dodd. “Shades of Green,” in Laura Westra and Patricia H. Werhane, eds., The Business of Consumption: Environmental Ethics and the Global Economy (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 1998), chap.18.

Mlinek, Edward J. and Jessica Pierce. “Confidentiality and privacy breaches in a university hospital emergency department,” Academic Emergency Medicine 4 (1997),1142-1146.

Jameton, Andrew and Jessica Pierce. “Toward a sustainable U.S. health policy: Local congruities and global incongruities,” Social Indicators Research 40 (1997),125-146.

“Review of Kathy Rudy’s Beyond Pro-Life and Pro-Choice: Moral Diversity in the Abortion Debate,” Journal of Medical Humanities, Vol. 18, No. 4 (1997), 275-8.

“Can you use a ‘greener’ cleaner?” Hospitals Materials Management March (1997), 58-60.

“Product review yields cleaner, greener use of chemicals,” Health Facilities Management March (1997), 54-62.

Branch, Michael and Jessica Pierce. “’Another name for health’: Thoreau and modern medicine,” Literature and Medicine, Vol. 15, No. 1 (1996):129-145.

DeJonge, Christopher and Jessica Pierce. “Intracytoplastic Sperm Injection—What kind of reproduction is being assisted?” Human Reproduction Vol. 10, No. 10 (1995), 2518-2520.

Pierce, Jessica, Paul Reitemeier, Andrew Jameton, Victoria Maclin, and Christopher De Jonge. “Should gamete donation between family members be restricted?” Human Reproduction Vol. 10, No. 6 (1995), 1330-1337.