We’re excited to introduce and welcome Nir Eyal to our blogging community as an occasional contributor.
Nir is Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine (Medical Ethics) at the Harvard Medical School. His primary appointment is at Harvard University’s campus-wide Program in Ethics and Health. Prior to joining the Harvard faculty, Nir was the Harold T. Shapiro Postdoctoral Fellow in Bioethics at the Center for Human Values of Princeton University, and previously, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Clinical Bioethics of the National Institutes of Health. He holds a DPhil in Politics from Oxford University. Nir’s earlier Philosophy degrees are from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and from Tel-Aviv University. During 2009-10 he was Faculty Fellow at the Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University.
Nir’s work addresses ethical ways to address critical health worker shortages; healthcare rationing in resource-poor settings; markets in human organs; the ethical grounds for informed consent; personal responsibility for health; the ethics of translational research; and accrediting corporations for improving global health. He is also completing a book that defends a consequentialist approach to respect for persons. Nir is Associate Editor of the journal Ethical Perspectives and Co-Editor of the Oxford University Press series “Population-Level Bioethics.”
Some of Nir’s representative work includes:
- Leveling Down Health, In N Eyal, O Norheim, SA Hurst, and D Wikler, eds., Inequalities in Health: Concepts, Measures, and Ethics. New York: Oxford University Press, Forthcoming.
- Incentivizing future medical practice to underserved populations. American Journal of Bioethics. Forthcoming (with T Bärnighausen).
- Why treat noncompliant patients? Beyond the decent minimum account. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. 2011; 36(6):572-88.
- Too poor to treat? The complex ethics of cost-effective tobacco control.Public Health Ethics 2011; 4 (2):109-120 (with A Bitton).