Hi there. I’m a faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, where I direct the Master of Bioethics degree program.


I’m also an author and public speaker. Scroll down for more information on me and my latest book IN PAIN, or poke around to take a look at both my popular and scholarly writing.



I’m a philosopher by training, bioethicist by profession, and communicator by passion. To find out more about my background and work,



In Pain: A Bioethicist’s Personal Struggle with Opioids is now available.


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