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.

Explore selected publications below.


Opioid Crisis

Travis N. Rieder. 2018. “Pain Medicine during an Opioid Epidemic Needs More Transparency, Not Less: Commentary on Gligorov’s 'Telling the Truth About Pain'.” Forthcoming in American Journal of Bioethics: Neuroscience

Adams, S., C. Blanco, H. Chaudhry, H. Chen, R. Chou, M. Christopher, P. Harris, S. Levin, S. Mackey, E. McCance-Katz, P. Moore, J. Rathmell, Travis N. Rieder, B. Twillman. 2017. “First, Do No Harm: Marshaling Clinician Leadership to Counter the Opioid Epidemic.” Special Publication from the National Academy of Medicine, Washington, D.C. 

Travis N. Rieder. 2017. “In Opioid Withdrawal, with No Help in Sight.” Health Affairs, 36(1): 182-185.


Climate Change

Jake Earl, Colin Hickey, Travis N. Rieder. 2017. “Fertility, Immigration, and the Fight against Climate Change.” Bioethics, 31: 582-589.

Marcus Hedahl, Travis N. Rieder. 2017. “Don’t Feed the Trolls: Bold Climate Action in an Age of Trump and Denialism.” Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, Special Issue: Trump and the 2016 Election.

Travis N. Rieder. 2016. Toward a Small Family Ethic: How Overpopulation and Climate Change are Affecting the Morality of Procreation(Springer). 

Colin Hickey, Travis N. Rieder, Jake Earl. 2016. “Population Engineering and the Fight against Climate Change.” Social Theory and Practice. 42(4): 845-870.


Philosophical Ethics

Travis N. Rieder. 2017. “Saving or Creating?  Which Are We Doing When We Resuscitate Extremely Preterm Infants?” American Journal of Bioethics, 17(8): 4-12.

Travis N. Rieder. 2016. “Why I’m Still a Proportionalist.” Philosophical Studies. 173(1): 251-270.

Travis N. Rieder. 2015. “How to Solve Prichard’s Dilemma: A Complex Contractualist Account of Moral Motivation.” Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy. 9(1).

Travis N. Rieder. 2015. “Procreation, Adoption and the Contours of Obligation.” Journal of Applied Philosophy. 32(3):293-30.