TJ head picI am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Indiana University Center for Bioethics, conducting research on privacy and protection of health data, informed consent, and ethical issues in learning health systems. Currently, I am leading a study of patient attitudes about biobanking as part of ordinary care.

My book Subhuman: The Moral Psychology of Human Attitudes to Animals is available at Oxford University Press (and Amazon). It has been reviewed at NDPR, Metapsychology, Environmental Ethics, and Environmental Values.

From 2014-2016 I was a postdoc in bioethics at the University of Copenhagen, where I was involved in a collaboration between researchers and clinicians (BrainStem) studying the use of stem cells for treating neurodegenerative diseases (such as Alzheimer’s). We investigated privacy issues in biobanking and how privacy risks should be communicated to patients.

I received a Ph.D. in philosophy (2014) and M.S. in psychology (2012) from Texas A&M University.

While at Texas A&M, I served as a research assistant for ethicist Clare Palmer and geneticist Penny Riggs on their National Science Foundation project “Genomics and Society.” The course we designed can be found here.