Travis N. Rieder, PhD

Travis Rieder

Bioethicist. Writer. Speaker.


I want to help find a solution to America’s opioid crisis.

A philosopher by training, bioethicist by profession, and communicator by passion, I write and speak on a variety of ethical and policy issues raised by opioid use.


I've shared views and contributions in print, audio, and video for national and international outlets including, NPR, and the Washington Post.



In Pain—to be published by HarperCollins on June 18, 2019—explores the role of prescription opioids in the current crisis, and what we should do about it.

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As a Research Scholar in the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University, I write and teach on a variety of topics in bioethics.


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