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


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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 will be published by HarperCollins on June 18, 2019.